CHOPARD L.U.C XP URUSHI – YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

Revolution (Hong Kong) - - WATCH CULTURE -

For a num­ber of years, Chopard has cho­sen the Ja­panese art of Urushi to de­pict the Chi­nese zo­diac, and it con­tin­ues that tra­di­tion for the rooster. What may orig­i­nally look like a del­i­cate paint­ing is in fact made with the sap of the Ja­panese var­nish tree that is aged and treated to be­come a very durable lac­quer. This is then ap­plied in very thin lay­ers, trap­ping some very small mother-of-pearl frag­ments to give the paint­ing an in­her­ent iri­des­cence. The name of the master artist, Kichiro Ma­sumura, and the com­pany he’s at­tached to, the Ya­mada Heiando firm, are proudly en­graved on the case back.

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