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The Chopard L.U.C Xp 35mm Esprit De Fleurier Peony Watch Bears The Almost Lost Tradition Of Unique Craftsmanship

This LUC XP watch inherits the simple and elegant temperament and excellent technical performance of the Chopard classic series LUC, becoming one of the other flagship models of the Chopard high-end watch series-LUC watches. .

   Since 2014, Chopard has launched a women’s L.U.C watch with a watch diameter of only 35 mm. It is deeply favored by women. Its movement uses the LUC 96.23-L independently developed and manufactured by Chopard, and is decorated with the nearly-lost craft-Fleurisanne carving, which is undoubtedly the passionate collision of femininity and precision timekeeping. Predicts happiness and wealth, limited to 8 pieces.

   Since ancient times, Shenhua Peony has been floating in many legends and myths. Today, Peony blooms delicate petals on the famous Chopard watch, exudes elegant fragrance, and embellishes the dial of L.U.C XP 35mm Esprit de Fleurier Peony watch and the Chopard factory-made movement. This watch is feminine and feminine, while adhering to the strict standards of haute horology. The peony on the dial of the mother-of-pearl of Tahiti is exquisite and moving, and the song is moving. It is shaped in gold and embellished with diamonds. It is set on the bottom of the rose gold dial, exuding grace and elegance.
Paramount elegance
   In 2014, Chopard launched the L.U.C ultra-thin watch with a diameter of 35 mm for the first time, presenting an exclusive L.U.C watch for women. Previously, women who liked this watch could only borrow men’s watches. The watch is light, detailed, and timeless, with a high-precision movement produced by Chopard.

   In 2015, this elegant and chic, royal-looking model adds a new masterpiece: the L.U.C XPS 35mm Esprit de Fleurier watch. This watch uses an increasingly rare ancient technique: the fleurisanne carving process. Today, the craft is reborn with a peony pattern. The watch is limited to 8 pieces with a grey matte canvas strap.
Oriental flower

 
   In Greek and Eastern mythology, the peony has a rich fragrance in many legends. Peony originated from Central Asia and was originally planted as a medicinal plant to treat a variety of diseases. At first, it was a symbol of health and well-being, but it was gradually given more meaning. It is considered a marriage that brings good fortune, prosperity and happiness, and has since represented wealth and honor in Asia. In the Tang Dynasty, the cultural significance of peony was particularly significant. Huayun is even associated with the National Games. The blooming peony symbolizes the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty. Peony is beautiful and beautiful, and is highly respected for its aesthetic characteristics, rich and beautiful posture and intoxicating fragrance. The peony decorates the inner court of the imperial palace, inspiring the artist’s creative inspiration, transforming into various poses, becoming a symbol of spring in Chinese myths and traditions and an incarnation of Wanli woman. Today, the unparalleled beauty of the peony has conquered all cultures and evokes wonderful resonance in the village of Fleurier …
Fleurier A time-honored tradition
   In 1996, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele established a watch factory specialized in high-precision movements in Fleurier, Jura, Switzerland: the LUC high-end watch series came into being. The LUC series name is a tribute to Louis Ulysse Chopard. In less than 20 years, Chopard Watch Factory successfully ranks among the real watchmaking factories, and has been unanimously recognized by the watch industry and the general public. All research and development and production processes of L.U.C watches are completed in-house in Fleurier. This vertical integration system has witnessed the independence of the Chopard brand, which is one of the core values ​​of Chopard’s corporate culture.
   The village of Fleurier, the cradle of the watch industry, is the birthplace of many craftsmanship, but these craftsmanship is becoming increasingly rare. Chopard hopes to continue these traditions and carry on a deep cultural and aesthetic heritage. The fleurisanne carving is one of the decorative skills representing this watchmaking heritage: this craft won a great reputation for local watchmakers in the 19th century, and the timepieces used to decorate this carved pattern were all the rage as far away as China.

   Chopard revived this craft with the L.U.C XP 35mm Esprit de Fleurier Peony watch. Its rose gold movement is carved with peony motifs using fleurisanne engraving technology. This ingenious and unique technique is unique in relief. The engraver carved the material around the pattern. Then sculpt the wavy lines and flower patterns on the remaining surface and polish it to obtain the brilliance effect. Then around the pattern, carved one by one, and finally formed the appearance of grain. This time-consuming process requires extremely ingenious techniques, and Chopard has trained in-house professional craftsmen to inherit this traditional craft. After the engraving process is completed, the movement is then plated with rhodium to obtain a novel and unique two-color appearance.
Technological innovation

 

   This movement uses Twin’s patented technology, which is equipped with stacked coaxial double barrels and a power reserve of 65 hours. This kind of automatic movement is placed in an ultra-thin case with a thickness of 7.5 mm. Thanks to the delicate structure of the micro-rotor, the watchmakers at Chopard Watch Factory realized this extraordinary pioneering work and successfully sublimated the L.U.C 96.23-L movement configuration.
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