Swiss luxury watchmaker Chopard introduced unique collection of timepieces called XP Urushi.
Kiichiro Masumura, a Japanese artist, considered to be a “Living National Treasure” by his country, has supervised the creation of nine unique dials based on Urushi techniques.
Urushi is the ancestral Japanese art of lacquering. The varnish is made from the sap of the Urushi tree (lacquer tree), a tree which is mostly found in Japan or China. The harvesting of the resin can only be done once a year and in very small quantities.