The Day of the Dead is a holiday that is celebrated in Mexico where the dead are honored and remembered. Its origins are Aztec and can be traced to an ancient festival that is dedicated to the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacihuati. It is a colorful festival marked by the building of bright altars and shrines, and also by vivid multicolored costumes often with stylized skulls. This vibrant holiday is also a great opportunity for brands to flex their creative muscles. To commemorate this special day, Chopard replica watches has just unveiled the one-off Chopard L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of La Santa Muerte, a unique piece that is heavily inspired by Day of the Dead motifs.
The Chopard L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of La Santa Muerte is based on the L.U.C Perpetual T, one of the brand’s most complicated watches. It is a chronometer-certified perpetual calendar with a tourbillon that also bears the Geneva Seal. This isn’t the first time that Chopard has used the L.U.C Perpetual T as a canvas for one of its unique one-off pieces. Late last year, Chopard unveiled the L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of The Chinese Zodiac as a one-off piece as well, to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac and the Year of the Rooster.
In the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of La Santa Muerte, the 43mm 18k rose gold case is richly engraved by hand. The case middle features traditional motifs of the Day of the Dead while the replica watches UK bezel is decorated with Mexican iconography. It is easily one of the most elaborately engraved and decorated cases that I have seen.
The dial is made of 18k gold and is engraved by hand. In the center is a hand-engraved black varnish skull with mother-of-pearl teeth. Where the eye sockets should be are the two subdials for the day of the week, month, 24-hour, and leap year indications. In between the subdials is the oversized date display. The hours and minutes are read centrally off dauphine-style hands, whereas the seconds can be read off baton-style hands at 6 o’clock above the skull’s teeth. Finally, the periphery of the skull features hand-engraved guilloche. to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac and the Year of the Rooster.
The movement within is the caliber L.U.C 0.2-15-L. It is a hand-wound movement made out of 353 components and has an impressive power reserve of 216 hours or 9 days. It features the Geneva Seal and is immaculately decorated by hand with bridges featuring beveling and Côtes de Genève, black polish on the tourbillon bridge, polished screw heads, and more.