Chopard Exhibition: L.U.C – l’Art d’une Manufacture

11/19/2017
Melvyn Teillol-Foo

Chopard presented for the first time in Asia the “L.U.C – l’Art d’une Manufacture” exhibition.

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

From left to right: Chopard Asia-Pacific CEO Stephan Ritzmann, actor Dong Zijian, Chopard Friend of Brand and actress Liu Tao, Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, action star and film director Donnie Yen, Mrs Christine Scheufele, actor Luo Jin, super idol Karry Wang from the pop group TFBOYS, Chopard China General Manager Tasso Von Berlepsch

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).

Beijing in red Chinese font

 

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 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.

L.U.C l’Art d’une Manufacture exhibition

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.

Honoured Guests

Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele welcomed some of the most accomplished and stylish gentleman of Asia.

From left to right: Chopard Asia-Pacific CEO Stephan Ritzmann, Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, action star and film director Donnie Yen, Mrs Christine Scheufele, famous watch collector Ding Zhixiang, Chopard China General Manager Tasso Von Berlepsch

 

Donnie Yen wore L.U.C Perpetual Chrono

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.

Actress Liu Tao wearing Chopard

Chopard L.U.C XP 35 mm

Chopard Chandelier earring from the High jewelry collection

Chopard Ring from High jewelry collection

 

Renowned Chinese actor Luo Jin was also present.

Actor Luo Jin

Luo Jin wore Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One Beijing

 

Guests enjoyed the presence of one of the most popular young actors in China, Dong Zijian.

Actor Dong Zijian

Dong Zijian wore L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer

 

Karry Wang, the leader of the pop group TFBOYS also discovered Chopard at the event.

He wore Ice Cube rings on both index fingers.

Super idol K Wang from TFBoys with K-F Scheufele

Actor Dong Zijian wore L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined

Karry Wang wore Ice Cube rings

Karry Wang wore Ice Cube rings

 

 

 

Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)

Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He is also a moderator on 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).