4 luxury watches to celebrate the Year of Dragon
By: Kantinan Srisan
January 30, 2024
Some of the marvellous picks for watch enthusiasts to celebrate this Lunar New Year with taste and joy
As we approach the Lunar New Year, a time for family gatherings and the exchange of thoughtful gifts, consider delighting the watch-loving gentlemen in your life with a new timepiece to commemorate the Year of the Dragon.
This year, the dragon symbolizes strength, good fortune, and prosperity – qualities appreciated by many. Whether you’re looking for a bold statement piece or a more subtle nod to the zodiac, here are some top picks for watches to gift this Lunar New Year.
In the realm of design and craftsmanship, the Reverso Tribute Enamel Dragon stands as a testament to both innovation and artistry. Encased in a pink gold frame, its unique swivelling design not only adds protection but also introduces an element of versatility. The Grand Feu black enamel canvas, serving as the backdrop, hosts a meticulously hand-painted enamel dragon, showcasing unparalleled craftsmanship. Powering this exquisite timepiece is the manually-wound Calibre 822, a rectangular movement custom-designed for the Reverso case, boasting an impressive 80-hour power reserve. The deep brown alligator leather strap gracefully complements the warmth of the pink gold case, elevating this timepiece into the realm of true luxury.
Embodying elegance and longevity, the Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch is encased in a 45mm platinum shell, radiating both sophistication and durability. Its Grand Feu enamel dial intricately showcases the complete Chinese zodiac cycle, moon phases, and celestial phenomena. Powering this horological masterpiece is the automatic Calibre 3638, featuring a perpetual moon phase complication and offering a substantial 72-hour power reserve. The deep blue alligator leather strap gracefully mirrors the celestial theme of the dial, making this watch a truly celestial work of art. This precious beauty is limited to 50 pieces around the world.
In the tradition of timeless elegance, the IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph Year of the Dragon Watch emerges as a symbol of understated luxury which is limited only to 1000 pieces. Housed in a 41mm stainless steel case with a classic IWC design, its deep red dial subtly features a dragon motif engraved on the back, adding a touch of the Lunar New Year celebration. The automatic Calibre 69355, equipped with a flyback chronograph complication and a 42-hour power reserve, ensures precision and reliability. Complementing the overall sophistication with the finest leather strap in black.
Elevating watchmaking to an art form, the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Year of the Dragon Watch is a masterpiece in every sense. The 40mm pink gold case, adorned with intricate hand-engraved motifs on the bezel and lugs, frames a Grand Feu enamel dial featuring a hand-painted scene of a majestic dragon amidst clouds. The manually-wound Calibre 2460 G4 powers this horological marvel, offering a 40-hour power reserve. The deep brown alligator leather strap harmoniously echoes the natural elements of the dragon scene. This masterpiece beckons watch enthusiasts on a mythical journey through time.
So, choose a timepiece that speaks to your taste and style, and get ready to welcome the Lunar New Year with good luck and prosperity.
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