Chopard replica watches has been creating timepieces utilizing the ancient art of Urushi for several years now. This year, the brand brings the specialty paining technique to the forefront in its L.U.C XP Urushi “Year of the Monkey” watch, with a dial created using Japanese decorative lacquer.
The varnish, or lacquer, is made from sap that is harvested from the Urushi tree just once a year. The Urushi technique is coupled with the art of Maki-e, wherein gold dust is applied via a thin bamboo tube. The painting is designed and supervised in Japan by “living human treasure” Master Kilchiro Masumura, and is executed by Master Minori Koizumi of Yamada Heiando, official best replica watches for sale purveyor to the Japanese Imperial family. The monkey is shown gathering peaches — which is believed to bring good luck.