This year we celebrate the arrival of the new Lunar Year of the Dragon, which began on February 10th and many watch brands did not want to be left out by creating timepieces dedicated to the theme.
Here’s a quick look at some of these brands that we hadn’t had the opportunity to talk about and that deserved our attention.
Bovet Recital 26 Chapter 2 Golden Dragon
The watch, which comes in a robust 46.50mm case in 18k red gold, has as its main dish a detailed sculpted dragon that occupies a large part of its dial, on which we can also find a time dial protected by a translucent blue quartz at 12 o’clock, a worldtime display with the several cities at 4 o’clock and a window with the moon phases in mother-of-pearl at 9 o’clock.
The watch is powered by the manual wound Caliber 17DM06-DT that provides an impressive five days of power reserve and is attached to a blue leather alligator strap matching the dial.
Bovet, Recital 26 Chapter 2 Golden Dragon. Blue quartz dial with a 18k red gold dragon, 18k red gold case, 46.50 mm diameter, 30 meters water resistance, blue alligator leather strap. Calibre 17DM06-DT, manual movement, hour, minutes, 60-seconds tourbillon, moon phases, 21,600 Vph, 60 jewels, 120 hours of power reserve. Price on request.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel Dragon
Despite its discreet black main face decorated with rose gold accents with time function matching the case material, it hides on the back through its slide case a gold dragon engraved in relief on a jet-black Gran Feu Enamel.
At its heart operates the Caliber 822 manual movement, which offers up to 42 hours of power reserve and is attached to a black leather alligator strap.
Jaeger-LeCoultre, Reverso Tribute Enamel ‘Dragon’, Q39324DI. Black dial, black Grand Feu Enamel case back with an engraved gold dragon, 18k rose gold case, 45.50 mm x 27.40 mm x 9.73 mm, sapphire crystal, 30 meters water resistance, black alligator leather strap. Calibre 822, manual movement, hour, minutes, 21,600 Vph, 21 jewels, 42 hours of power reserve. Price on request.
Vacheron Constantin Métiers D’Art The Legend of The Chinese Zodiac – Year of The Dragon
The 40mm 18k pink gold case focuses on its red Grand Feu Enamel dial with golden details, which features a Dragon carved in 22k yellow gold by the brand’s artisans and four windows with jumping hours, minutes, weekday and date.
The watch is powered by the In-house 2460 G4 automatic movement that provides up to 40 hours of power reserve and is attached to a brown leather strap.
There is yet another variant in 950 platinum that comes with a blue dial.
Vacheron Constantin, Métiers D’Art The Legend of The Chinese Zodiac – Year of The Dragon, 06073/000P-B982, 86073/000R-B983. Blue/red dial, 950 Platinum/18k 5N pink gold case, 40 mm diameter, 12.72 mm thickness, sapphire crystal, 30 meters water resistance, blue/brown leather strap. Calibre 2460 G4, automatic movement, hour, minutes, weekday, date, 28,800 Vph, 27 jewels, 40 hours of power reserve. Limited edition of 25 pieces each colour, Price on request.