In his new wristwatch LUC XP Urushi company apart from Chopard Haute Horlogerie also demonstrates the high art of Japanese miniatures.
Model LUC XP Urushi is the result of the watch company and the Japanese artist Kiichiro Masumura (Kiichiro Masumura), which was awarded the title “Living national treasure” in Japan.
The new masterpiece from Chopard – ultra-thin watches with unique dials, in the technique Urush. Urush – resin lacquer tree Urush. The resin of this tree is in contact with air into a very durable plastic and paint. This is a kind of natural plastic. The resin was collected Urush once a year and revise it before the finish, it should be kept from 3 to 5 years.
A series of hours LUC XP Urushi made of 18K rose gold. Clock faces are covered with traditional Japanese miniatures, which represent milestones in the philosophy of the legends and the land of the rising sun – a blue dragon with a horn, a mythical Japanese lion with scales, a tiger and Genbu (a hybrid of snakes and turtles), which respectively represent the five elements (wood, fire, earth , water, metal). Figure created from paint Urush connected to the metal powders. The final touches are put gold dust Yamada Heiando Company using bamboo tubes and brushes of hair of rats.
Power of the clock provides automatic LUC 96HM. Approximate power reserve of hours – 65 hours. Strap – leather alligator.