Mexicans celebrate Nov 1st and 2nd as the Day of the Dead which is associated with the Catholic celebrations of All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day. This multi-day holiday is celebrated by friends and family gathering to pay respect and pray for the dead. The basic traditions of this holiday includes building altars and cooking the favourite foods and drinking their beverages in their honour. Chopard celebrates and honours this holiday with the launch of the L.U.C Skull One featuring a 40mm case in beadblasted DLC stainless-steel.
The overall colour theme of the watch includes dark hues with a black lacquered dial housing a calavera face (which is literally translated to skull but is also recognised as one of the most cultural and artistic element of the Day of the Dead celebrations). The calavera on the dial of the L.U.C Skull One is a stylised Mexican skull featuring sun, flower and heart-shaped motifs along with a moustache with rounded tips above a sweet toothless smile.
Beating at the heart of this timepiece is the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement which is sleek at only 3.3mm thinness and clocks in a power reserve of 58 hours, courtesy Chopard's Twin technology. Decorated with the "Côtes de Genève" pattern, the movement is showcased through a blackened transparent back that adds to the aura of the sombre timepiece.
The Chopard L.U.C Skull One is available in hand-stitched brown calfskin leather strap and is limited to just 100 pieces.