Nov 25, 2018,11:01 AM

Proclaimed a “Living National Treasure” by the Japanese authorities, artist Kiichiro Masumura has created this unique dial for Chopard featuring a jungle motif and the time-honoured lacquering techniques of Urushi and Maki-e.  It really is quite amazing the craftmanship that goes into creating these dial.  After seeing the recent posts in the Ulysse Nardin forum I landed on this "artwork" from Chopard.  



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Breathtaking dials!!

 By: sham1 : November 25th, 2018-11:04
Thanks for sharing Bill

Lovely dials [nt]

 By: Passionata_george : November 25th, 2018-11:12

I've seen them in person...

 By: patrick_y : November 25th, 2018-15:35
I've seen them for sale in person. They are reasonably priced and readily available at the Chopard store near Place Vendome in Paris. Exquisite! Truly an aficionado's timepiece. Beautiful movement too. The one I saw should have had the 1.96 caliber with a... 

Hi Bill, so glad that you made...

 By: GLau : December 4th, 2018-08:01
this post because I am a fortunate owner of the jungle ! Please see links to my previous posts on my jungle and lion journey. Should I bring this Urushi piece to LA for a GTG ? ...  

I always have you in mind when i come across an Urushi or any enamel dial.

 By: Bill : December 4th, 2018-08:36
Loin Journey that dounds very appropriate for an travel grg.

Jungle GTG in the steel...

 By: GLau : December 4th, 2018-08:37
jungle of LA it will be !

Well done, Bill

 By: ChristianDK : December 10th, 2018-20:17
I fully understand you as I am also deeply attracted to these beautiful dials. I caught the jungle fever from Gordon but have yet to move on it. (I already added 5 watches this year so im on a break at the moment)

You need to go to the quiet corner.

 By: Bill : December 10th, 2018-21:12
Five minutes in the penalty box then your sins are forgiven. No shame here in sharing. Bill

Haha 😆

 By: ChristianDK : December 11th, 2018-00:30
the second after I read your post I started to search for Chopard boutiques 😉

Jungle fever can ...

 By: GLau : December 13th, 2018-10:36
not be resisted Resistance is really futile ! LOL !

I know, I know

 By: ChristianDK : December 13th, 2018-13:23
I am deeply jealous of your Rousseau. That watch haunts me. You will have to show me next time I’m in HK! Best Christian

Hi Christian, now you are in deep trouble ! You referred to a Patek Rousseau Lion in the...

 By: GLau : December 17th, 2018-08:28
Chopard forum ! The Chopard Urushi Lion is now really jealous and wants to pounce on you in our upcoming GTG !

LOL, sounds like I should show up with some padding

 By: ChristianDK : December 18th, 2018-04:18
Or a big steak in my pocket 🤣 can’t wait to see you and your Lions, Gordon 😊

Christian, you only need to show up at our GTG with a couple of...

 By: GLau : December 18th, 2018-05:01
lionesses and you will definitely be safe !

LOL, We have a deal ;-)

 By: ChristianDK : December 19th, 2018-10:48
Lionesses for the Lions ;-) PS (Sorry for the long reply time, Gordon. Im sitting on a mountain side with bad internet)

which metal did you pick, Bill ?

 By: ChristianDK : December 19th, 2018-10:51
No message body

Bill, you can simply just ...

 By: GLau : December 19th, 2018-11:06
buy a Chopard Urushi dial ! Very easy !

That could be resolved ;-) I’m sure Glau can give you good advice

 By: ChristianDK : December 19th, 2018-21:28
Which is your favorite?