This is a precious and extraordinary annual covenant, and it almost becomes a consistent ceremony. Every year, Chopard regularly introduces a unique interpretation of the peony flower for the L.U.C XP watch collection. This flowery, fragrant, symbolic and loved flower from ancient times finds space on the L.U.C. XP series 35mm watch.
In addition to the exquisite and delicate decoration of the watch with the fleurisanne carving process, Chopard Watch Factory added a similarly delicate craftsmanship to the new year: the new work of paper-cutting art. Although it is a two-pronged options, it has a consistent goal: to reflect the peony flower that is strong, graceful, and fleeting.
The Chopard watch factory is located in a quiet little valley of Fleuriye. In the spring, the valley is full of wildflowers, so Fryrier is famous (Fleurier is translated as “Fleurier”, but the root of the words means “flower”). A long time ago, this town gave birth to many traditional watchmaking techniques, and its exquisite craftsmanship was famous in China in the 19th century. Based on the long-standing relationship between Fleurier and China, so whether on the surface or in the heart of the L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony watch, the representative flower peony of China is blooming.
The L.U.C. Esprit de Fleurier Peony watch continues the craft floral watch that has been launched in the L.U.C. Esprit de Fleurier collection since 2015. It re-uses the elements of the collection, using its light and smooth lines, and retaining its timeless immortality. However, Chopard has boldly combined two different techniques this year to bring together two top-end high-end skills.
2017 Chopard L.U.C. Esprit de Fleurier Peony Watch
Peony’s Fleeting Beauty
Peony is a kind of rich flower with a national color and a fascinating but declining in the blink of an eye. The flowering period of the peony lasts only a short period of two weeks, and as long as it is hit by the wind and rain, the time when people can enjoy their gorgeous flowers is even shorter. Chopard chose to use the paper-cutting process to show the king of this delicate and noble flower.
The master of paper-cutting craftsmanship cuts out the delicate peony pattern, and the yin and yang alternately reveal the three-dimensional petals
The finished peony petal pattern was then pasted onto the large open flame enamel enamel dial
Chopard subtly blends the art of the East and the West, displaying the patterned stylized peony on the new L.U.C. XP Esprit de Fleurier Peony watch, which highlights the art of the contrast between “virtual and real”. The peony flower carved out of black paper is gracefully displayed on the white dial made of enamel. The bezel, the lugs, and the side edges of the middle layer of the case are inlaid with delicate and exquisite diamonds, not only bringing out the elegant silhouette of the dial, but complementing the peony by the precious diamonds.
In addition to the peony flower of the paper-cut art, the Chopard movement engraver carefully carved the peony on the 18K rose gold movement splint in a skillful manner