As we welcome the Year of the Pig—an animal associated with good fortune, success, wealth and resilience, these watchmakers have crafted and unveil limited edition watches themed around the auspicious Chinese Zodiac animal, incorporating it into their designs with much creative flair. We have selected our top picks worth pigging out on, hoping to spread good fortune, success, wealth and resilience for you.
Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Pig
The ancestral Japanese art of Urushi is being used as inspiration to create a watch marking the start of the traditional Chinese calendar’s Year of the Pig. The dial is picturing a pig romping in a blossom-filled forest, rendered in ultra-rare lacquer under the auspicious of legendary Japanese artisan and "living national treasure" Kiichiro Masumura. Regarded as generous, perspicacious and fun-loving, this symbolic animal lends its cheerful face to an exceptionally refined creation driven by an ultra-thin automatic L.U.C movement: Caliber 96.17-L, all visible through the transparent deck.
Chopard L.U.C Perpetual T “Spirit of the Chinese Zodiac”
Another timepiece by Chopard that celebrates the traditional Chinese culture by renewing its longstanding dedication to perpetuating artistic crafts is the one-of-a-kind Chopard L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of the Chinese Zodiac. The artisan’s expert hands deftly formed the 12 animals ordered chronologically and symbolising the Chinese calendar on the ethical 18-carat rose gold case. This case houses one of the most prestigious horological complication – a perpetual calendar, a tourbillon and an over one-week power reserve. This beautiful timepiece is powered by L.U.C Calibre 02.15-L and has successfully undergone testing by COSC.
Panerai Luminor Sealand – 44mm Year of the Pig
The superb engravings carried out by hand by Italian master craftsmen make the new Special Edition dedicated by Panerai to the Year of the Pig, unique. The new timepiece is the eleventh model created since 2009 by Panerai in honour of the fascinating tradition of the Chinese Zodiac. The cover of the new 88 watches special edition is engraved with the image of the Pig surrounded by typical floral decoration chosen for its auspicious significance, using the ancient technique of “sparsello”, executed with the greatest skill in a style inspired by traditional Chinese iconography.
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Red Ceramic
From red lanterns to red envelopes, this vibrant yet fascinating colour always considered to bring good luck and good fortune to all. You can get your red on with Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Red Ceramic. This 200-piece limited edition is one of the first watches to carry Hublot's patented red ceramic. From the seconds hand to the counters and indexes; from the case to the bezel, all the way to the strap, nothing has escaped the vivid glow of Hublot x Orlinski red. Its sapphire case back reveals the HUB1155 self-winding skeleton chronograph movement.
Piaget has presented a Chinese zodiac watch marking each year since 2012. This year, Piaget’s pig-themed Altiplano manages to balance a classic appearance with a painstakingly cute motif in a 38mm case, white-gold Altiplano set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds. Available in a limited edition of 38 individually numbered pieces, this collection is powered with the ultra-thin mechanism Manufacture Piaget 430P. Crafted in cloisonné “Grand Feu” enamel by artist Anita Porchet, the dial in gray hues pays homage this year to the zodiac sign of the pig.