Xīn nián kuài lè!
Here at Watches of Switzerland we love Chinese New Year and the positive celebrations that envelops it. There’s no doubt that this year will be a little different to the mass celebrations usually experienced, however we’re sure they will be no less ordinary and the exchanging of well wishes and gifts with blessings for a prosperous year will be embraced even more so.
Chinese New Year is a wonderful and momentous occasion, decoratively marked by striking red lanterns, paper cut-outs and poetic red couplets offering best wishes, peace, happiness, health, and longevity for the year ahead. Delicious food, often with a lucky meaning, is prepared to offer to ancestors and share at joyous family reunions where often generations of families gather. And as the lunar year commences, the sky lights up with the most incredible fireworks and firecrackers echo through the night.
To mark the start of the Lunar year, why not give the gift of a luxury timepiece. A fitting gift for a momentous occasion – symbolic of the past, present and future, good fortune, and longevity. Explore some of our favourite pieces from our luxury brands to find the perfect celebratory gift for Chinese New Year.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moonphase And Retrograde Date
If you’re looking for understated elegance with no compromise…
Inspired by Vacheron Constantin’s 1950’s models, this contemporary and minimalist timepiece epitomises aesthetic purity. It strikes a perfect balance between clean lines and curves. The exquisite 18ct white gold case houses a retrograde date display with precision moon phase enhanced by a silver tone dial. Powered by a high-performance automatic Calibre, we love the harmonious combination of understated aesthetics and mechanical excellence.
Piaget Limelight Gala
If you’re looking for sophisticated sparkle…
The Limelight Gala presents an enviable design in our eyes. This beautiful timepiece features a 26mm 18ct rose gold case adorned with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds that embrace the curvature of the case as it meets the bracelet. The matching Milanese rose gold bracelet with diamond-set buckle gently caresses the wrist with unparalleled comfort and fluidity.
If you’re looking for classical refinement…
With its double-stepped case, Roman numerals, and understated elegance, the Villeret collection is anchored in tradition and embodies Blancpain’s classical design choices. Although we have seen the collection reinterpreted over time, it has preserved its symbolic design code. This timepiece benefits from automatic movement with 72 hour power reserve, complete calendar and moon phase indicator, making it the ultimate combination of ground-breaking mechanics and classical aesthetics.
Girard Perragaux Cat’s Eye Celestial
If you’re looking for celestial beauty…
The Cat’s Eye Celestial is a vision of beauty. Ultra-feminine, it has an appearance that has continually been refined. Its sparkling blue aventurine dial glimmers like a starlit sky and the large moonphase disc makes a complete rotation every 59 days. Housed in a pink gold case, adorned with 95 brilliant-cut diamonds, and complemented by a midnight blue alligator leather strap, we love the combination of a poetic complication and feminine design.
Breguet Reine De Naples Automatic Ladies Watch
If you’re looking for a timepiece fit for a Queen…
The Reine de Naples was inspired by an early bracelet watch created by Breguet for Bonaparte’s sister, Caroline Queen of Naples. This delicate and unique timepiece is crafted in 18ct rose gold, with champagne-coloured Tahitian mother of pearl dial, and set with 117 diamonds. Hand-engraved on a rose engine and featuring elegant Arabic numerals, Breguet’s master craftsmen have created an iconic yet contemporary jewellery watch.
OMEGA Constellation Manhattan 25mm Ladies Watch
If you’re looking to harness both precision and beauty…
Set beneath a domed sapphire crystal glass and framed by a stunning diamond-paved bezel, the Constellation Manhattan from OMEGA never fails to impress. Featuring a white mother-of-pearl dial, enhanced by 12 diamond hour markers, 18ct Sedna™ gold hands and a Constellation star at 6 o’clock. A striking timepiece housing OMEGA’s powerful Calibre 4061 quartz movement, we believe it is the epitome of OMEGA’s unrivalled precision and beauty in watchmaking.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier 42m
If you’re looking for a unique visual statement…
Known for its distinctive balloon shaped case and sapphire cabochon crown, safeguarded by an arc of precious metal, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier really is a vision of beauty. Created and designed back in 2007 by Cartier’s esteemed designers, the aim was to give a new vision of roundness by giving volume to the circle. The silvered opaline and guilloche dial is enhanced by sword shaped blued-steel hands and classic Roman numerals. With Cartier’s automatic winding Calibre 1847 MC, Cartier goes beyond beauty to deliver a robust performance with practical and visual elegance.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night and Day
If you’re looking for versatility and grace…
The Rendez-Vous Night and Day ladies watch is an ode to beauty. Graceful and elegant from every angle with delicate design touches at every glance. A sophisticated Silver guilloche dial is enhanced with diamond bezel and night and day indicator whilst the case back reveals the extraordinary beauty of the automatic movement that powers this refined watch. With an alligator skin leather strap for ultimate comfort, we applaud this timepiece with a 360-degree approach to sophistication, both night and day.