If you need to sum up the essence of the Chopard LUC XP Year of the Snake Watch in one sentence, then: ‘The perfect fusion of traditional Japanese lacquer art and top Swiss watchmaking technology’ is undoubtedly the most expressive answer. . The watch dial is full of a wonderful hand-painted handicraft drawn by traditional craftsmanship, and a golden snake coils around. This is another classic by Chopin for the Chinese Year of the Snake.
L.U.C XP Ultra-thin Year of the Snake Watch is a masterpiece of traditional art and tradition.
Among the twelve animal species in China, snakes rank sixth. People born in the Year of the Snake have a mysterious, sharp, restrained, and elegant endowment. Chinese traditional wisdom holds that: the serpent entering the house will bring endless wealth to the house; the person born in the year of the snake is smart, savvy, and wise.
Urushi is a lacquer art with a long history in Japan. Raw lacquer is extracted from the resin of Urushi tree (also known as lacquer tree or Japanese lacquer tree). These trees are mainly produced in Japan and China. It is quite similar to the rubber tree that produces rubber. These trees can only collect resin once a year, and the amount is extremely rare. The collected resin needs to be stored for three to five years before it can be processed into an extremely wear-resistant and honey-resistant raw lacquer. When painting, you need to apply a thin layer of raw lacquer to everyday items such as bowls and boxes. Maki-e originates from the lacquer painting process. It mainly uses metal powder such as gold powder to embellish the lacquer painting, thereby highlighting the lacquer painting outline. The fine gold powder is embellished on the lacquer with small bamboo tubes and guinea pig writing brushes, which outline the extremely fine lines. Today, only a few lacquer masters are proficient in these processes.
The raw lacquer is extracted from the resin of the Urushi tree. The quantity is very rare and precious. The collected resin must be stored for three to five years before it can be processed into a honey-like raw lacquer that is extremely wear-resistant.
The fine gold powder is embellished on the lacquer with small bamboo tubes and guinea pig writing brushes, which outline the extremely fine lines. Today, only a few lacquer masters are proficient in these processes.
Questyle L.U.C XP ultra-thin watch made by Questyle is pushing the art of time painting to the extreme beauty. The watch has a diameter of 39.5mm and a thickness of only 6.8mm. It is equipped with two barrels and an automatic winding movement. What is amazing is that such an ultra-thin watch can still have an amazing performance of 65 hours power reserve, thanks to the perfect use of the eccentric micro-rotor automatic winding technology. This watch, hand-made by the master of Chopard’s timeless watchmaking craftsmanship, is equipped with an L.U.C 96.17-L automatic mechanical movement, an 18K rose gold case, and a black short grain crocodile strap. The octagonal lacquered art watch box that comes with the watch is also exquisite and unusual. The watch box is black in appearance and decorated with painted time. The octagon in Eastern culture means joy and good fortune.
Automatic mechanical movement L.U.C 96.17-L