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  • Manufacturer: Chopard
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 161902-5049
    Movement No: 139’734
    Case No: 1’775’462
    Model Name: “Peacock”
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. L.U.C. 96HM, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Chopard pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Chopard Certificate of Origin stamped Elegant Watch & Jewellery, product literature, lacquered Chopard presentation box with wooden outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Paying homage to the traditional artisanal craftsmanship of Japanese lacquering interpreted by horology, Chopard’s LUC XP Urushi collection displays works of art featured on the dial by Japanese artists. A traditional craft, Japanese lacquering is famous for two main techniques used, Urushi and Maki-e with the application of the lacquer applied in layers. Maki-e refers to the technique of sprinkling metallic dust to form the motif.

    The present example encased in 18K pink gold depicts the motif of “Peacock”, a symbol of elegance and beauty. The dial displays both Urushi and Maki-e techniques. Presented in excellent “like new” overall condition and offered with the full set of accessories, the present timepiece will surely impress collectors of artisanal dials.

  • Artist Biography

    Chopard

    Swiss • 1860

    At the age of 24, Louis-Ulysse Chopard started his company L.U.C. Chopard in Sonviller, Switzerland. Since the brand's inception in 1860, Chopard understood the need for thin and accurate pocket watches to be functional for daily wear. The brand gained world recognition in 1912 after Tsar Nicolas II became a client.

    Following Louis-Ulysse's death in 1915, his sons Paul-Louis and Paul André took over the business and moved their headquarters to La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1963, the company was taken over by Karl Scheufele, who remains the brand's owner. Arguably Chopard's most recognizable design, the "Happy" line, was inspired by Scheufele's daughter Caroline. In 1996, his son Karl-Friedrich established Chopard as a manufacturer of its own range of in-house movements under the name L.U.C., creating groundbreaking, exquisitely finished watches that have earned the brand worldwide acclaim.

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Ref. 161902-5049
A very fine and attractive pink gold wristwatch with Japanese Lacquer “Peacock” dial by Kiichiro Masumura and Yamada Heiando with certificate and box

Circa 2012
39.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 160,000 
€8,600-17,200
$10,300-20,500

Sold for HK$106,250

Contact Specialist

Delissa Handoko

Associate Specialist, Head of Online Sales, Hong Kong, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

+852 2318 2013

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Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia

+852 2318 2031

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Yoki Chan

Junior Specialist, Jewels, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2036

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Online Auction 2 - 14 September 2020