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February 2014

Proclaimed a “Living National Treasure” by the Japanese authorities, artist Kiichiro Masumura has created this unique dial for Chopard based on the time-honoured lacquering techniques of Urushi and Maki-e. Marrying ancestral craftsmanship with the highest degree of Swiss watchmaking, this majestic work of art portrays the Chinese astrological sign of the horse. Magnificently showcased within the understated lines of the ultra-thin L.U.C XP in 18-carat rose gold, this exceptional timepiece is equipped with the mechanical self-winding L.U.C Calibre 96.17-L.

Indications: hours and minutes
Movement: L.U.C 96.17-L
Type of winding: self-winding mechanical movement
Movement dimensions: Ø 27.40 mm
Movement thickness: 3.30 mm
Power reserve: 65 hours, L.U.C Twin Technology (two stacked barrels)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
Oscillating weight: 22-carat gold
Balance wheel: with three spokes
Balance spring: flat
Decorations on movement: bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève, circular-grained mainplate
Jewels: 29
Number of movement parts: 172
Material: 18-carat rose gold
Case dimensions: Ø 39.50 mm
Case thickness: 6.98 mm
Front glass: glareproofed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Case-back: see-through sapphire crystal
Crown material: 18-carat rose gold
Water-resistance: 30 metres
Strap: black alligator leather strap (matt) with hand sewn matching tones
Buckle material: 18-carat rose gold
Buckle type: pin buckle

Ref. number: 161902-5052