Chopard’s Artisans Celebrate Santa Muerte Through One-Of-A-Kind Timepiece

In tribute to the culture of Mexico, Chopard introduces an exceptional new timepiece named the L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of ‘La Santa Muerte’. Entirely hand-engraved by the artisans of Chopard Manufacture, its gold case and dial are adorned with motifs typical of the Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which is generally celebrated as this saint’s feast day.

Inside it, beneath the death mask, beats a supremely sophisticated calibre: a perpetual calendar tourbillon with a nine-day power reserve. This one-of-a-kind model will be presented to collectors at the SIAR, the prestigious watch show held in Mexico City in October 2018.

Catharsis

The gold dial features the stylised Mexican Calavera skull, dotted with sun and floral-themed patterns. The tourbillion bridge appears as a moustache above a gentle grimace, and the perpetual calendar counters are sunny eyes.

Mechanical exclusivity

This exceptional timepiece houses one of the most prestigious combinations and features a nine-day power reserve achieved by the four barrels of the Quattro system. By spinning constantly around its axis, the tourbillion releases the watch from the effects of gravity. The L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of ‘La Santa Muerte’ has successfully undergone the stringent COSC test procedure, as confirmed on the dial by the Chronometer inscription, a noble attribute to which Chopard co-president Karl Friedrich Scheufele is strongly attached.