Soon according to Chinese traditional zodiac, more precisely on February 5, 2019, begins Year of the Pig.
In this honor, many brands will present limited collections marked with the symbol of the pig, and one of them is the luxury jewelry brand Chopard. Chopard presents two watches – L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Pig and L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit.
Even though the pig is not the most elegant animal that could adorn the dial of some luxury watch, despite this, experts for the Eastern Horoscope say that pigs are great hedonists, workers, great friends and good organizers. Perhaps for this reason, these timepieces will appeal to some member of this zodiac sign.
When it comes to L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit, the star of this watch is its case that was decorated with champlevé technique for which it took 210 hours. Thin cavities on the side and corners of the case are decorated with golden zodiac signs of a Chinese horoscope of 18 K gold. All 12 characters are embedded in the casing. The dial of the watch is also hand-engraved by a pattern that resembles stones of ancient Chinese temples.
Within the watch is L.U.C caliber 01.15-L bearing the stamp Poinçon de Genève, which defines the standard of high watchmaking in Switzerland. The watch has a self-leveling mechanism with a perpetual calendar and a turbine. This unique piece has no price available to the public but will be available to you at your own request.
The watch L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Pig is a special piece and is limited to only 8 pieces. Its dial was created by the famous artist Masumura Kichiro, who is considered to be a living national treasure in Japan and is one of the world’s best practitioners of cracks – a technique used on watchmakers in the watch industry where the collapse of the resin obtained from the resin of the Chinese wood collapsed.
Urushi is extremely durable and the colors are highly saturated and never fade. Usually it is applied in 20 to 50 layers, which makes it a very demanding process. The watch L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Pig has a drawing of pigs on the dial. The pig is a reputable symbol of generosity and abundance in Chinese culture and always enjoys the fruits of its hard work.