Celebrating Chinese New Year this month, Arnold & Son has released a Limited Edition Perpetual Moon ‘Year of the Ox’ 42mm watch, featuring powerful motifs in the bold buffalo and immense moon. In daylight, the mother-of-pearl moon appears almost white, but by night, the moon and constellation light up creating a mystical, other-worldly scene. With only eight pieces available, time is ticking.
Jaquet Droz: Petite Heure Minute
Art meets tradition with Jaquet Droz's limited edition series launched for the watch brand's annual ode to Chinese New Year. The connection to China dates back as far 1774, when the Jaquet-Droz family began fostering relations with the imperial court, then exporting over 600 pieces to China over the course of a decade, much to the pleasure of Qianlong Emperor and the imperial court mandarins who were deeply fascinated by the mechanical automaton watches. Now, to continue the Sino-Swiss friendship, the brand launches its 2021 homage, with three pieces in red gold and one in white gold, the ox appearing on the face via a miniature painting or via relief engraving, an artisanal technique cherished by Jaquet Droz.
Fabergé: Heritage Year of the Ox Surprise Locket
Known the world over for its iconic 'egg' jewellery, to herald in the Year of the Ox, Fabergé has create the latest in a series of Heritage Red Guilloché Enamel Lockets, completing the Russian jewellery house's set of 12 Chinese Zodiac surprise animals. On this occasion, the signature egg-shaped locket opens with a gentle touch to reveal the Fabergé surprise of a delicate 18k yellow gold ox with sparkling diamond eyes. The red guilloché enamel signifies luck and posterity, while the locket features 15 round brilliant-cut diamonds.
Harry Winston: Premier Chinese New Year Ox Automatic
This beautiful 36mm watch from Harry Winston's Premier collection presents itself in a captivating 18k rose gold and vivid ruby red mother-of-pearl. Emblazoned with the powerful figure of an ox dominating, the dial also sparkles with 57 brilliant-cut diamonds, with the gem-setters further highlighting the horns and ox's body with touches of light . With just eight pieces to this limited edition 'Premier Chinese New Year Ox Automatic 36mm' set, time is of the essence to secure your wrist piece.
Bvlgari: B.Zero 1 Rock
The B.Zero 1 Rock collection draws inspiration from Rome's Colosseum, and is a groundbreaking statement of Bvlgari's creative vision infused with a touch of irreverence. The 18k four-band rose-gold ring with studded spiral and black ceramic inserts around the edges, or in the case of the necklace, beautiful rubies making the B.Zero 1 Rock collection the perfect investment for Chinese New Year. After all, who doesn't want a little joy and good fortune, hey?
Chopard: L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Ox
A timepiece that is centred around elegance, opulence and a mastery of ancestral techniques, the L.U.C collection once again picks up the aesthetic codes of the finest Asian craftsmanship, with the L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Ox timepiece. Dedicated to this symbolic year that is conducive to harvests and wisdom, the 88-piece limited series is ultra-thin (at 6.80mm) and exquisitely refined. The 39.5mm watch is made of ethical 18k rose gold, and the dial features the Urushi technique of Maki-e combining lacquer, gold powder and gold flakes that illuminate a background featuring an ox made of gold, mother-of-pearl and colored lacquer.
Piaget: Altiplano watch
This beautiful watch from Piaget is a limited edition with just 38 pieces made. The 18k white gold 38mm case is set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds, and the piece features a 'grand feu' cloisonné enamel dial by Anita Porchet, depicting an ox inspired by the sign of the Chinese Zodiac. The strap is black alligator leather, with an 18k white gold ardillobn buckle.
Dior: Grand Bal Plume Chinese New Year
Specially designed to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Dior Grand Ball collection is brought to life with this 36mm watch, combining the delicacy of a feather with a flamboyant red - the colour of luck, joy and happiness in Chinese culture. Limited to 88 pieces, the oscillating weight of this 36mm pink gold watch is adorned with feathers and set with diamonds, against a red mother-of-pearl dial.