What better way to start the New Year than gifting yourself a luxury watch such as the Piaget or the TAG Heuer Carrera watch that celebrates the Year of the Rabbit?
The Year of the Tiger has come to end, marking the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit. And with this, brands all across the globe have already launched their festive collections to celebrate the occasion.
Meanwhile, luxury watchmakers are not behind either. Top watch brands, such as Blancpain, Tag Heuer and Piaget, have unveiled timepieces as a tribute to the Chinese New Year celebration. They have taken inspiration from the animal of the year’s zodiac and created the designs around them.
Luxury brands have come up with stunning pieces for men and women for this occasion. For instance, the Dior Grand Soir features 52 brilliant-cut diamonds on its dial, making it a beautiful piece. Some of these watches have different variations of a rabbit on the dial as well, which stands for wisdom, good health and long life.
Most elegant Year of the Rabbit luxury watches to adorn your wrist this Chinese New Year
TAG Heuer Carrera Year Of The Rabbit
Designed and crafted to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the TAG Heuer Carrera is a special-edition watch that exudes glamour. Only 500 pieces of this watch are available with appealing features. Its strap is made of calfskin and has a steel clasp that can be folded, too.
The watch also features a stylish striped dial that’s full of contrasting detailing which makes a bold statement.
Price: SGD 9,800
Métiers D’Art The Legend Of The Chinese Zodiac – Year Of The Rabbit
This limited-edition luxury timepiece is carefully crafted and features hand-engraved detailing. The masterpiece has the Rabbit — a symbol of patience and sincerity as per the Chinese zodiac legend — on the dial.
This 18K 5N pink gold watch reinterprets the art of decoupage from China and Switzerland, thanks to expert engravers and enamelers. The watch also showcases the self-winding movement that comes with the Hallmark of Geneva.
Price: SGD 167,000
Blancpain Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel
The Villeret collection by Blancpain, which was introduced in 2012, featured the traditional Chinese calendar. Ever since the brand has been launching these luxury watches that honour the animal of the year in engraved design.
This year, Blancpain has unveiled the Villeret Calendrier Chinois, a limited-edition collection of 50 pieces celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. The watch is crafted in a platinum case and features an alligator leather strap, which makes it strikingly stylish.
Price: SGD 1,12,705
Dior Grand Soir Year Of The Rabbit
An exquisite timepiece featuring 52 brilliant cut diamonds on the dial, the Dior Grand Soir is the epitome of sophistication and luxury. A sheer example of fine watchmaking, the watch features a pink-gold bezel set, an 18k-yellow gold dial, a steel caseback with sapphire crystal glass and a steel-plated Dior logo. You can avail of this luxury watch at Dior boutiques.
Piaget Altiplano Zodiac Watch
The Piaget Altiplano Zodiac watch is a carefully crafted 18K-white gold set, with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial features a cloisonné enamel rabbit motif and hand-wound ultra-thin movement.
This luxurious limited-edition watch is available only in 38 individually numbered pieces and can be availed at boutiques only.
Harry Winston Premier Chinese New Year Automatic 36mm
This exclusive timepiece by Harry Winston is crafted with rose gold as a tribute to the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. The dial of this watch sheds light on the legend of the Jade Rabbit and is accented with the auspicious colour red.
The dial also features mother-of-pearl along with an 18k-gold rabbit wearing Harry Winston’s signature diamonds — brilliant-cut white diamonds making its eye and tail. On the other hand, four sparkling marquise-cut stones form a bow around its neck. This watch is available in boutiques only.
(Hero image: Courtesy Tag Heuer; Featured Image: Courtesy Piaget)
This story was first published on Lifestyle Asia Singapore