Chopard in bloom: The L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier
Pretty in peony
Marrying technical sophistication with a rare ancestral art form is Chopard Manufacture as they flaunt a blossoming posy upon the face of a limited edition L.U.C XP watch, aptly christened the Esprit de Fleurier. With a peony motif twining its lissome vines in stylised strokes across a 35mm shimmering mother-of-pearl dial, this feminine timepiece truly cuts an enchanting profile that redefines elegance.
An instant eye-catcher with a rose gold frame paved with a multitude of glittering cut-diamonds all along the bezel, the sides and even on the dial, the Esprit de Fleurier's inherent beauty lies within the exceptional craft of Fleurisanne engraving — a lauded artisanal technique practiced today by only a select minority of master craftsmen. Requiring a detailed eye and skilled hands to perfect the uniquely raised design, the peony blooms are first carved out on a rose gold base before being stippled dot by dot to achieve a grainy finish; a painstaking feat which takes hours upon hours of manpower. Followed by a rhodium coating to create its inimitable two-tone visage, this exquisite Chopard creation is further augmented by a L.U.C calibre 96.23-L movement sporting a patented Twin technology that utilises duo co-axial barrels for a long lived 65-hour power reserve.
A body of multifarious sophistication inside and out, the Chopard L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier is a stunning floral mural meant to grace the halls of haute horlogerie with its singular artistic expression and its cutting-edge innovation.
The L.U.C XP Esprit de Fleurier is limited to 8 pieces at the Chopard boutique.