Chopard presented for the first time in Asia the “L.U.C – l’Art d’une Manufacture” exhibition.
The exhibition took place in the prestigious Tian Qu Yuan garden in Beijing on November 15th and 16th. Featuring exceptional models which have made their mark among the L.U.C collection through the years, the exhibition was a tribute to Chopard’s expertise in creating distinctive unique timepieces mingling art and time. “L.U.C – l’Art d’une Manufacture” is a journey through the origins of Chopard Fine Watchmaking creations.
We saw the same exhibition in London in 2016 as reported HERE on AlphaLuxe.
“L.U.C l’Art d’une Manufacture” VIP dinner
L.U.C watches – timepieces of distinction : new models launch
This prestigious event allowed Chopard to release its exclusive L.U.C Time Traveler One Special Beijing Edition watch (limited to 8 pieces).
Chopard showed special exhibition watchmaking art to a new level with an extraordinary piece unique creation: L.U.C Perpetual T – Spirit of the Chinese Zodiac.
Chopard artisans created an entirely hand-engraved rose gold case with the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac.
It is intended for the most discerning collector; we wonder if that person is in Beijing? 🙂
Chopard Fine Watchmaking
Chopard also displayed its first minute repeater – L.U.C Full Strike, which has just won the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2017.
The “L.U.C – l’Art d’une Manufacture” exhibition displayed both the excellence of fine workmanship and sophisticated mechanics. Chopard dedicated a special part of the exhibition to the ultimate art of Urushi – a time-honoured pictorial art. Each year Chopard is dedicating a new exclusive series of its L.U.C XP to the Chinese Zodiac.
Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele welcomed some of the most accomplished and stylish gentleman of Asia.
Chopard welcomed the Hong Kong superstar, martial artist, film director and Star Wars actor: Donnie Yen. He shared the stage with well-known and popular Chinese actress Liu Tao.
Renowned Chinese actor Luo Jin was also present.
Guests enjoyed the presence of one of the most popular young actors in China, Dong Zijian.
Karry Wang, the leader of the pop group TFBOYS also discovered Chopard at the event.
He wore Ice Cube rings on both index fingers.
Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)
Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He was also CEO of PuristSPro.com horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelogue ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘ThePuristS.com’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.
Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).