This month, the Chinese New Year begins: the year of the Ox. To celebrate a host of watch brands are releasing new timepieces that honor this animal. Swatch, though, takes it a fun step further by emblazoning a message of harmony on the case of its Year of the Ox watch, as well.
The Swatch Ox Rocks 2021 watch is a colorful and uplifting timepiece that showcases a stylized red and black ox co-existing on the dial — much like the beloved yin/yang design motif that is so important in the Chinese culture. The main proponent of the theory was Tsou Yen who believed that life goes through five phases that continuously interchange according to Yin and Yang — water, metal, wood and earth.
Strong, reliable and tough are the main characteristics of this beloved animal and people born in the year of the Ox are said to be active, motivated and determined. These factors alone helped to dictate the bold colors of the Swatch Ox Rocks watch.
The dedication, “exist together in harmony” on the front of the watch, together with the Yin Yang oxen, express the power of peace. Every Chinese zodiac year is defined by one of the five elements, and 2021 will be the year of metal. The hues of the watch symbolize happiness, success and good fortune. The watch is sold in a special “year of the ox” box.