Continuing its time-honored tradition of releasing watches in tribute to Chinese astrology, Chopard has unveiled its newest release: the L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Dog watch. Each year, luxury house Chopard offers a new interpretation of its Urushi dial, made with an ancient traditional Japanese lacquer technique.

Understanding the need to execute something truly exceptional, Chopard once again called upon Master Kiichiro Masumaro to oversee the creation of the latest of many L.U.C XP Urushi dials. Masumaro is recognized as a master of his art and has been raised to the status of “national human treasure” in Japan.

At the heart of the ultra-thin case, measuring 39.5mm in diameter and 6.8mm thick is the self-winding L.U.C 96.17-L movement and is equipped with two barrels, ensuring a power reserve of 65 hours, this calibre fits inside such a slim case thanks to the off-centred 22ct gold micro-rotor.