Year of the Dragon fashion accessories
By: David Ho
January 3, 2024
It’s just over a month away from the Lunar New Year. With the Year of the Dragon upon us, David Ho seeks out the accessories that best bring out the spirit of the mythical beast
Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Year of Dragon
Breitling’s Chronomat B01 42 Year of Dragon (HK$75,900) is a limited-edition timepiece of only 88 pieces. perfect combination of Chinese culture and Swiss watchmaking heritage. The special features of this timepiece includes a burgundy dial that symbolises good fortune and prosperity, triple chronograph counters in black, as well as a dragon insignia positioned in the subdial at 9 o’clock and on the sapphire crystal caseback.
Fendi x Frgmt x Pokémon
Italian fashion maison Fendi has a collaboration with the Pokémon franchise and Frgmt, a fashion label by Japanese musician Hiroshi Fujiwara. The capsule collection focuses on Dratini, Dragonair and Dragonite for that dragon touch and has a mix of bags and tops. It’s fashion meets gamer chic at its best that even the Elite Four will happily rock!
By the way, Pokémon Go players can also get digital versions of the tops for their avatars so you can match the real with the virtual.
Cartier fountain pen
This Cartier fountain pen (HK$1.1M) with its grand dragon motif makes for quite a statement stationery. The high price tag is due to its limited availability, with only eight individually numbered pieces. The yellow gold dragon is paved with 475 diamonds on the cap, five emeralds on the cap and one emerald on the tip of the dragon’s tail, with a ruby cabochon for its eye. Now that’s one pen you won’t be casually lending to others.
John Hardy naga bracelet
Bali, Indonesia-based jewellers John Hardy has a whole collection dedicated to the naga, the dragons of Javanese mythology. If we had to pick just one item, their naga bracelet in sterling silver with blue sapphire eyes and 18k yellow gold clasp (HK$22,310) has our attention.
APM Monaco’s dragon tail hand bracelet with ring
APM Monaco’s Mulan collection features this dragon tail hand bracelet with ring (HK$3,450). Mulan does need her Mushu on hand after all. This stunning bracelet and ring combo is handcrafted from sterling silver and paved with white cubic zirconia.