[Clock culture between watches] I do not know since when the zodiac watch has become the ‘must fight’ of various high-end watch brands at the end of the spring and early spring, showing the power of Chinese watch fans It can’t be underestimated. Especially in recent years, there are more and more brands creating zodiac watches. Many brands, such as the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art series, Piaget Art & Excellence series, Breguet Naples queen series … Has become a classic series, the style is clear, and has continued.
This year’s zodiac watch seems to come earlier than in previous years. Perhaps in the 12th zodiac, the Chinese have a special affection for smart and cute monkeys, and the smart little monkeys are hard to hide their restless personality, so Before the year of the monkey, the zodiac monkey watches of various families have already jumped out to discuss first!
However, for the Chinese zodiac culture with distinctive Chinese characteristics, foreigners have always understood strange and amazing, so what kind of family will this year’s zodiac monkeys take into account? We can’t help but wait and see, don’t know if there is a spirit monkey that pleases you?
Vacheron Constantin multiple craftsmanship for only two monkeys
Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’ Art Master Series Zodiac Monkey Watch
Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’ Art art master The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Chinese Zodiac Legend series finally bid farewell to the Year of the Sheep and ushered in the two spirit monkeys. Vacheron Constantin, a Chinese zodiac series specially designed for China, is no stranger to everyone. From horses, snakes and sheep to monkey watches today, the same craftsmanship, similar design and style have become the classics of this series. .
This year, the two monkeys of the Métiers d’ Art master series are still hidden in the background of plants with Chinese paper-cut art style. They are crafted with exquisite gold carving and big fire enamel to create a deep depth effect. The hands-free time display on the dial shows the hour, minute, day of the week, and date through four display windows. In this way, the visual effect of the lingo monkey on the dial can be presented to the maximum extent. This visual presentation relies on the technical support of the 2460 G4 movement. In this way, the perfect unity of vision and function is achieved.
Chopard’s Golden Monkey is very pleasing
L.U.C XP watch
Chopard’s Maki-e series watches have also become the brand’s feature. In cooperation with Japanese lacquer masters, they have used ancient Maki-e painting techniques to depict various classic animal images. They are the most representative of Chopard watches in watch decoration technology. One of a series. The Golden Monkey Peach Picking Limited Edition Monkey Watch, specially launched this year for the Zodiac, continues the style and craft heritage of this series, with the Golden Monkey picking peaches as the main screen theme. The picture is dominated by gold tones, with rich fruits, and the dexterous little monkey is full of life and joy. Such an atmosphere may be more in line with the imagination and expectations of Orientals for monkeys.
It is said that this watch was designed by the Japanese master Ichiro Makimura, who is known as the ‘National Treasure of the World’ in Japan. From this, I feel that I don’t know when the classic images of Chinese culture can be drawn by Chinese craftsmen. Maybe at that time, they can better express the Chinese zodiac spirits!
The watch is equipped with the ultra-thin L.U.C 96.17-L movement, which is only 3.30 mm thick. Ref. 16902-5061-18K rose gold, also equipped with a special watch box carefully decorated with dill painting process.
Breguet Queen of Naples series
Breguet Queen of Naples Haute Couture Zodiac Year of the Monkey
For creating a variety of vivid images, each house has its own unique skills. Vacheron Constantin’s gold sculpture and enamel, Chopard’s dill painting process, Piaget’s silk enamel … and the treasure zodiac series of the Queen of Naples series uses ancient and The magical agate shell carving technique is used, and the used agate shells are mainly produced in the western Atlantic Ocean. They are large in size and have natural depth contrast of color, which is extremely rare and precious. And there are very few masters who can master this craft.
The Zodiac series watches of the Queen of Naples series are presented in collaboration with the famous shell carving masters Pasquale and Fabio, whether it is the previous shell carving zodiac sheep watch or this year’s shell carving Zodiac monkey watches, all look different from each other. The natural texture and color show the snow-white primates against the natural background of the natural agate shell. The superbly crafted monkeys are fully visible, plus the platinum case, diamond bezel and white leather strap. To the unity of color and style.
Reference: Reine de Naples Cameo Monkey, automatic movement, 18K white gold case, bezel set with 40 diamonds, weighing approximately 2.42 carats, size: 40 x 31.95 mm.
The count came to offer a spirit monkey
Piaget Art & Excellence Altiplano Filigree Enamel Zodiac Monkey Watch
The earl’s filigree enamel zodiac monkey watch has a very auspicious name called ‘Linghou Xianxian Rui’, which is obviously a name that caters to the beautiful wishes of the Chinese. Since 2012, Piaget has launched an Art & Excellence series of zodiac watches each year, welcoming the Lunar New Year with the traditional hand-painted silk enamel technique. From legendary Tamrons, steeds, spirit snakes, and sheep, to this year’s spirit monkey, the masterpieces of art collaboration between Earl Dudo and the famous enamel master Anita Porchet are presented in the Earl Altiplano ultra-thin watch series. This year the Swiss monkey is also presented in different shades of gray. Throughout the dial space of the gray tone, a ripe pink peach is particularly eye-catching, which is the representative of the auspicious meaning intended by people.
18K white gold case set with 78 round diamonds (approximately 0.7 carats), equipped with Piaget 430P ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical movement, with a power reserve of about 43 hours. Limited edition of 38 pieces, engraved with independent number G0A40540.
Harry Winston Paper-cut Art on the Dial
Harry Winston Premier Year of the Monkey Automatic
I have seen the realistic monkeys created by superb craftsmanship in various homes, and then look at this distinguished and smart guy in Harry Winston. It is indeed different, but it is not unfamiliar to us. That’s right, this kind of spirit monkey image is very similar to the traditional Chinese paper-cut art, but this hollow-out paper-cutting effect is realized here by precious metal hollow-out carving.
This zodiac monkey has a lively posture, with a long tail melodiously extending to the 12 o’clock emerald-cut diamond hour marker. Not only that, the pink watch dial is inlaid with 24K gold particles in natural mother-of-pearl, such as a gorgeous pink starry sky, creating an aura of surrealism. Such a monkey should be loved by ladies!
Watch number PRNAHM36RR010, automatic mechanical movement HW2008, 18K rose gold case, 36 mm diameter. 74 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 2.47 carats) and one emerald cut diamond (approximately 0.09 carats).
Chopin’s animal kingdom has a naughty guy
Chopard Animal world high jewelry watch
In addition to the zodiac monkey watches specially launched by the brands for the Chinese Lunar New Year, of course, there are also those clever little monkeys in the animal kingdom, just like this high-end jewelry monkey watch in the Chopard Animal world series. Although these cute little guys are not specially launched for the Lunar New Year, they also cannot hide the joy of the Year of the Monkey.
The monkey on this fine jewellery watch is clever and naughty. It is inlaid with precious stones, and his arms are tightly wrapped around the watch dial inlaid with emeralds and tsavorites. Watches are thriving in nature.
February 8, 2016 is the Chinese New Year, the festival that Chinese people care about the most, and the festival with the most traditional Chinese festival atmosphere. All the blessings and expectations will be most sincerely expressed at such a special moment. The zodiac monkey has undoubtedly become the most meaningful mascot to bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016. Although the Chinese New Year is still two months away, the zodiac monkeys in these high-end watches jumped out early to seek an auspicious color for the year of the monkey, and also brought us a strong sense of the year.