Celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the pig with our selection of the top luxury pig-themed timepieces from prestigious watch brands
Gift a unique and limited-edition timepiece this Lunar New Year with a luxury pig-themed watch, in celebration of the Chinese year of the pig.
Here we share some of the top watches for men and women, including automatic movements, Swiss-made mechanisms and expressive pig-design dial interfaces.
Chopard LUC XP Urushi Year of the Pig watch
Chopard expands its prestigious zodiac art collection with this symbolic and cheerful pig-themed masterpiece, limited to just 88 models. Crafted using the Japanese lacquer technique of urushi, the cheerful and playful interface features a handcrafted design of a golden pig happily playing in a multicoloured forest setting, and is decorated with gemstone flower petals. Driven by Chopard’s ultra-thin LUC calibre self-winding movement and encased in an 18-carat rose gold bezel, this new zodiac art watch is the ultimate souvenir to treasure for the new year and beyond.
Chopard, 15C Clifford Street, London W1S 4JZ, +44 (0)20 7287 8710
Piaget limited-edition Altiplano watch
Bring luck and joy to your new year with a modern classic – the alluring limited-edition Altiplano watch, celebrating of the year of the pig. The large 38mm enamel surface dial features a delicate drawing of a pig with a gold-thread outline for an enhanced spring festival look and feel. The modern piece is finished with a thin layer of varnish for a final ethereal glow. Framed with a bezel of 78 brilliant-cut diamonds on a white gold casing and chic alligator leather wrist strap, the 38-piece limited-edition Altiplano is a luxury treasure for the new year and beyond.
Piaget, 169 New Bond Street, London W1S 4AN, +44 (0)20 3364 0800
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Pig watch
Jaquet Droz pays tribute to the pig, the twelfth animal in the Chinese zodiac calendar, with two sophisticated Petite Heure Minute ladies’ watches. Limited to just 28 models each, the modern classic storytelling pieces take on a natural approach, with a miniature painting-style dial that depicts a scene of a young pig roaming freely in a rich golden wheat field. For a striking evening look, opt for the 35mm gemstone-set bezel watch or select the larger 39mm model, with miniature Roman numeral dial, for classic daytime style.
Panerai Luminor Sealand 44mm watch
Panerai introduces an enchanting, special-edition piece for the year of the pig, featuring the ancient Italian technique of sparsello engraving. The large handcrafted watch is offset with a contrasting golden yellow and black engraving of a pig, inspired by traditional Chinese iconography, within a floral garden. Limited to 88 models, this unique, special-edition piece features Arabic numerals, linear hour markers, luminous dots and a date window at 3 o’clock. The solid and reliable P9010 automatic calibre is enhanced with a 36-hour power reserve and the watch is water resistant to 100 metres. A rich golden-toned leather wrist strap adds the finishing touch to this stunning souvenir piece.
Panerai, 30 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RW, +44 (0)20 3057 7080
Harry Winston Premier Chinese New Year Automatic 36mm watch
Embrace the glamour of the annual Chinese festival with this glittering red-toned diamond-encrusted holiday timepiece. Paying homage to China, the commemorative piece has a red flag-inspired background and motif of the twelfth animal in the Chinese zodiac on the dial interface, symbolising of wealth and rich cultural traditions. The feminine watch features delicate pearl touches, a fiery red mother-of-pearl motif backdrop and an 18-carat rose gold diamond-encrusted bezel and case. The charming mosaic-style pig motif is brought to life with red and pink magnolia flower petals across the body, enhanced with a glittering diamond marking the pig’s eye. Set with 57 brilliant-cut diamonds, this elegant and sophisticated watch is a prized possession for the spring holiday.
Harry Winston, 171 New Bond Street, London W1S 4RD, +44 (0)20 7907 8800
Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Pig watch
Vacheron Constantin merges the art and beauty of watchmaking design and manufacturing from Eastern and Western cultures in its Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac collection. Available in two colour formations, the dynamic and expressive timepiece is one of a kind, with its alluring pig motif etching, masterfully crafted through layered techniques, adding a floating effect and nature to the energetic animal. Based on Chinese iconography, the decorative design plays a starring role, with a hand-engraved platinum or pink-gold hand-engraved pig motif enhanced with a blue or bronze-toned dial. To finish, there are four unique aperture display windows showing hours, minutes, days and dates, which make this timepiece stand out as one of the most unique and dynamic pieces to commemorate the year of the pig.
Vacheron Constantin, 37 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4AB, +44 (0)20 7578 9500