Real Pictures of the revered L.U.C XP with Urushi (2009)
The six models of L.U.C XP with Urushi dials, specially
created in Japan
with the theme of the five-element philopsophy that our universe is made
up of by five basic elements : Metal, Water, Wood,
Fire and Earth. This collection was launched in
Japan last August. ( Please
click here to view the earlier posting with the press pictures).
The Five models in rose-gold cases, are
consisting of five heavenly animals in golden maki-e representing each
of the 5
elements, and One white-gold piece representing the Universe.
dials are the collaborative efforts of Japan's top master
Each dial is uniquely hand-painted by the top
Urushi Master, Mr. Minori Koizumi, and then applied gold maki-e by
Yamada Heiando, a top purveyor of tableware to the Japanese Imperial
Below is the translation of the brochure for the L.U.C
XP with Urushi collection by Chopard Japan. Following will be the real
pictures of the complete set taken at the Flagship Boutique of Chopard
Seeing the pieces in steel is a totally different
experience, as it is a challenge to capture the beauty and details with
photographs as the dial changes at different viewing angles. For
friends who could visit the Boutiques in Singapore and Japan, do hop in
to check out these stunning pieces, otherwise I hope the pictures help.
The 6 Models
Now for the Real Picture
Ultimate Universe , the only piece in white gold case and
Kylin In The
Moonlight representing the 'Earth' element.
The colours change when viewed at different angle.
- Day & Night representing the 'Fire' element.
Treasured Turtle and
Snake representing the 'Water' element.
representing the 'Metal' element.
Horn Dragon representing the 'Wood' element.
The caseback with the name of the craftsmen engraved,
and a view of the L.U.C 96HM housed in all the Extra-plate L.U.C XP.
Hope you enjoy the pieces.
This message has been edited by Kong on 2010-06-18 03:28:25 This message has been edited by Kong on 2011-08-01 04:55:13
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Real Pictures of the revered L.U.C XP with Urushi (2009)
The six models of L.U.C XP with Urushi dials, specially created in Japan with the theme of the five-element philopsophy that our universe is made up of by five basic elements : Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. This collection was launched in Japan last...
art is everywhere in those timepieces, seeing the live pics make me think thats the watches owner would never wear them or look to them aiming to know the time. Faisal
and loved the idea of sharing the art without asking them to come over . Faisal
Painstaking would be the word for those dials.... As someone with a severe allergy to poison ivy ( Toxicodendron sp.) I've been fascinated by this technique for a while. Urushi is the Japanese word for a species of lacquer tree ( Toxicodendron again) whos...
That's the most accurate description!
Thanks Tom for the educational passage. Painstaking is indeed THE descriptor. Someone told me the same thing too, most of these Urushi Masters live in remote areas where the air is clean, and the drying process is as per what you described. So need no cle...
Poison ivy ( Toxicodendron radicans ) is endemic to the east coast US. I have to be careful walking in the woods in the summer, as repeated exposure has made my reaction increasing severe over time. Brushing up against the leaves of the plant with bare sk...
That's really ...
nasty Tom. Hope you carry some prednisolone, and summer is soon approaching. Kong
Have a look ....
in Ngee Ann Boutique. Eyes-opener! The price is reasonable. Kong
these are really works of art. I always love these kind of miniature artworkon watch dials. So small but so detailed. Looking closely at the photos, they show the increadible skills and not to mention the patience it take for the master artisan to produce...
I know very high chance...
you will like these type of artisan work. This '5 Element' 2009 collection was launched last year for the Japan market, and of course news spread (we are one of the sources ) But I hope more people will get to know about it. Should appeal to fountain pen ...
Those watches are very special and beautiful ! I was noted during the last gathering a month ago and found that each piece are unique and only available in certain boutique. Must see it in person in order not to regret, to own one will be perfect ! Thanks...
Which is your favourite?
Hi Steven These model should be easily understood and appreciate by you since you like the work of Japanese fountain pens Kong
Just likes watchmaking.......
Yes, I likes Japanese artwork, it is very unique and different from the China art. There have alot of details and the methods to present the artwork is skillful and difficult to copy and it takes a master artist many years to master the skill and craft ju...
Art is art...
Breath taking pieces Kong! I was just thinking about your original post that you made in the past. It's good to see these photos again of the live pieces. My favorite is still strangely the Ultimate Universe piece. Which one looked best to you in person?
All look really good ...
However the Treasured Turtle and Snake, not much of a contrast. My favourite is the Kylin and also the Ultimate Universe too Kong
Really nice watches....
Hey buddy, Thanks for sharing the photos...any chance of us getting to see them in person? In Singapore or Malaysia? Regards
Kong is right, you need to see the real one to appreciate it.
Having the opportunity to view the real pieces in Singapore, I was genuinely astonished to see the fine and very high standard of maki-e art work by the Japanese master. I have seen a few Peter Speake Marin's unique pieces with maki-e dial. Chopard's piec...