Every year, certain brands dedicate some of their Best Replica watches to special editions, celebrating the Chinese Zodiac signs. The next Chinese year which begins on February 8th 2016 is to be ascribed to the Monkey and soon we’ll see some Replica watches adorned in every which ways possible with this Zodiac sign on their dials. First to pull the trigger is Chopard, that introduced to us a Replica watch mixing this theme with a superb dial. Here is the Replica Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi “Year of the Monkey”.
In the interpretation chosen by Chopard Mens Replica, a red-coated monkey is perched on a branch laden with fruit. It is gathering peaches beneath a golden sky ablaze with the last rays of the sun. Behind it, golden valleys compose a warm scene in soft tones that make a perfect match with the warmth of the 18k pink gold.
Alongside the look of this dial, the most interesting part comes from the technique used. This dial, as well as all the previous Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Replica editions, is made with a specific traditional Japanese lacquer called Urushi. Urushi lacquer comes from the sap of the “lacquer” or “Japanese varnish” tree. It is skillfully harvested, aged and treated to become a transparent lacquer that is applied in a series of extremely fine layers. T
This specific dial is cased into a known watch, the Replica Chopard L.U.C XP – the 2-hand edition of the Chopard L.U.C XPS. The round, understated 18 pink gold case measures 39.5mm x 6.80mm, making it an elegant and dress Replica watch. The Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi “Year of the Monkey” features the superbly finished and slim calibre L.U.C 96.17-L, a micro-rotor movement with double barrel, for 65 hours of power reserve. It is finished with Geneva stripes, fine circular graining and polished beveled angles on the bridges. The micro-rotor is made of 22k gold and engraved with the L.U.C logo. This movement archives to combine a great thinness (3.30mm) together with a large power reserve and an efficient winding – as we’ve seen with the Replica Chopard L.U.C XPS in Fairmined Gold.