Chopard’s latest watch blends Urushi Lacquer mastery with mythical dragon allure

This watch, celebrating the Chinese New Year, is limited to 88 exquisite pieces.

January 11, 2024: In a dazzling celebration of the Chinese New Year and the revered Year of the Dragon, Chopard has once again proven its mastery in horological artistry. The dragon-themed timepiece, Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of Dragon, stands out in the brand’s Chinese Zodiac collection. 

Chopard Year of the Dragon watch

Limited to 88 pieces, this masterpiece is meticulously crafted with the ancient art of Urushi lacquer, showcasing the brand's commitment to both tradition and innovation. The mighty dragon motif, a symbol deeply rooted in Chinese mythology, comes to life with exquisite detail and precision, making this timepiece a true work of art. The use of Urushi lacquer adds a layer of sophistication, not only in its aesthetic appeal but also in its connection to a traditional Japanese art form. 

Chopard Year of the Dragon watch

This exquisite timepiece, housed in an ethical 18-carat rose gold case, measures 39.5 mm, maintaining a slender profile of just 6.80 mm thanks to the in-house L.U.C 96.17-L caliber with a micro-rotor. The dial is meticulously adorned with Urushi lacquer, gold powder, and mother-of-pearl inlays. Continuing the brand's Urushi legacy for the 12th consecutive year, the dial is specially crafted in Japan using the Maki-e technique.

Chopard Happy Sport Oval

Another New Year release by the house is the Happy Sport Oval. This revered timepiece has evolved into a horological icon, and its free-spirited essence is magnificently captured in the latest model. The alluring blend of Lucent Steel™ and ethical 18-carat rose gold forms an oval case housing the Chopard 09.01-C self-winding movement, boasting a 42-hour power reserve. Enhanced by an all-red dial and strap, this Happy Sport iteration not only pays homage to its illustrious heritage but also stands as a testament to Chopard's unwavering commitment to timeless design and innovation.

- By Pritha Debroy

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