Meet Five Amazing Chinese New Year Watches Honoring The Year Of The Pig

 |  February 5th, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year! Today starts the Chinese New Year with a new zodiac sign being honored: the Year of the Pig. Not associated with dirt or mud, the pig in the Chinese world is associated with prosperity, abundance, good spirit, and is said to be very hard working. As such, some of today’s top luxury watchmakers also honor the sweet pig in zodiac watches made in limited numbers. Here we take a brief look at five of those watches.

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Meet the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rooster, Ulysse Nardin Classico Watch

 |  January 11th, 2017

Oh January is such a busy month  with so much going on. Because the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017 is around the corner and we will be unveiling new products for the coming weeks, we decided to use this week to show off more “Year of the Rooster” watches before it is too late. While the Chinese New Year doesn’t officially kick off until January 28, and we already brought you two new pieces here (Panerai)  and here (Jaquet…

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Panerai Unveils Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio ‘Year of the Rooster’ Watch

 |  January 5th, 2017

Following in its own tradition of creating watches inspired by the ancient Chinese astrological signs, Officine Panerai unveils its newest in the series:  a special edition of the Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm. The watch is a tribute to the Year of the Rooster, which begins later this month. The watch is different from the other year of the rooster watches that we have shown thus far and that we will be presenting this month in that the depiction of…

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Meet the Jaquet Droz “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute Watches

 |  January 6th, 2016

The artisans at Jaquet Droz created two new “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute watches this year– and each is a stunner. Each is based on the legend of the Monkey King (Sun Wukong), widely referred to in Chinese literature,  who, although tasked with the job of protecting the Garden of Celestial Peaches (whose fruit offers eternal life), ate them instead. Thus, the monkey in both watches is portrayed amid the garden of peaches, which is also supposed to bring…

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Introducing the Vacheron Constantin “Year of the Monkey” Watch from the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Collection (Prices)

 |  January 5th, 2016

Continuing our coverage of the Year of the Monkey watches, we take a look at the Vacheron Constantin “Metiers d’Art, Legend of the Chinese Zodiac” collection  — this year with the new “Year of the Monkey”  watch.  The brand offers two versions, one with a blue dial and one with a Chinese red dial — each bearing the Hallmark of Geneva,  demonstrating the brand’s technical excellence. Each watch features the ancient arts of engraving, enameling and sculpting to depict its monkey. In this case, the…

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Meet Harry Winston’s “Year of the Monkey” Premier Watch –Yes, Men, This One is for the Women (Prices)

 |  January 4th, 2016

While we have officially started our New Year, the Chinese New Year does not begin until next month: February 8, to be precise. So, to honor everyone’s new year, every day this week, we will bring you a look at new timepieces that are created to honor the Chinese New Year — where one zoo in China is letting people pet the monkeys in honor of this zodiac sign. Each of the watches we will present has been specially hand crafted…

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