Easily one of the SIHH’s most alluring feats is the approximately $3.5 million Dragon Automaton clock from Parmigiani that celebrates the year of the dragon. The extraordinary Le Dragon et la Perle du Savoir (The Dragon and the Pearl of Wisdom) clock sits on a rock crystal base, with the standing dragon sculpted in 18-karat gold with a belly of sterling silver. The dragon‘s fully formed body makes one full turn on his base every hour – always with paws reaching toward a globe that represents pure wisdom. As soon as the globe seems nearly in reach, it rolls further away. This wonderful dragon is adorned with jade in almost every color and is a masterpiece of mechanics and art.