These timepieces are showing their stripes proudly.
The first week of the Lunar New Year is about to come to a close, and we’re still on a Tiger high. And, it seems, so are watchmakers. More than a handful of brands have released a piece in time for the Year of the Water Tiger, and they look bold and beautiful as one could imagine.
Just in case you’re thinking of a auspicious gift idea for Valentine’s Day, which is just around the corner, this list is not a bad place to start.
Charriol Forever Tiger Watch
The Swiss luxury watch and jewelry maker’s Forever Tiger timepiece has two mesmerizing eyes are set amidst a dynamic composition of black strokes on an orange ground. A gold bezel frames diamond markers finished off with a cable band.
Piaget Altiplano Chinese Year of the Tiger
Master enameller Anita Porchet was tapped by the Swiss house for this beautiful edition of the Altiplano. She used a 4,000-year-old decorative art gold and enamel technique to bring the ferocious zodiac animal to life on the watch face.
Breguet Classique 7145 Tribute to Year of the Tiger
The dial motif of this eight-piece collection was created in different stages, starting with engraving. Part of the decoration and the Tiger on the gold makes use of a bas relief technique while guilloché work was used for the rest of the motif.
Tag Heuer Carrera Tiger
Celebrating the Year of the Tiger, this TAG Heuer Carrera Tiger Limited Edition 41 mm is a bold take on their signature design. This limited-edition timepiece sports a tiger stripes on the face and the full animal on the back.
Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Tiger
This limited edition timepiece uses ancestral Urushi Maki-e lacquering techniques and Swiss haute horlogerie. It shows a roaring tiger at the forefront of a beautiful landscape on the watch face.
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger
This new #SpiritOfBigBang Carbon Gold Tiger by the Swiss house. Described as a unique, complex, beautiful material, it fuses carbon fibre with gold to create a unique finish defined by its glimmering gold occlusions.
Harry Winston Premier Chinese New Year Automatic 36mm
Harry Winston’s limited edition take on the tiger is decidedly cuter, with two adorable tiger cubs on its dial, along with gold rosettes inspired by the grand entryway leading into the American brand’s Fifth Avenue Salon.