This week – on Thursday — the Chinese New Year begins. This year the 8th animal in the Chinese Zodiac — the goat — is celebrated. To mark that, Chopard unveils the L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Goat watch. Urushi is an ancestral Japanese decorative art wherein the “paint” is actually a varnish of sap derived from the Urushi tree. The resin can only be harvested once annually. Once the dial is painted, the artists turn to another technique, known as Maki-e, in which the lacquer is sprinkled with gold powder. The dial is entirely hand painted. The ultra-thin watch is powered by the L.U.C Caliber 96.17-L mechanical self-winding caliber that can be seen via a transparent sapphire caseback.