In the Lunar calendar, 2024 is the year of the wood dragon. Many luxury watch brands typically prepare limited or special edition collections in honor of the annual Lunar New Year animal. This year, we can expect many dragon-themed watches designed for the celebration.

Are you interested in adding a dragon watch to your collection this Lunar New Year? Let’s discover the stylish choices for this occasion.

Dragon-Themed Watches to Celebrate Lunar New Year

In Chinese mythology, the Blue Dragon, also known as the Azure Dragon, is prominent among the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. The Blue Dragon, associated with the element of wood, embodies a potent and benevolent presence in these tales.

This majestic creature inspires many watch enthusiasts as they gear up for the approaching Lunar New Year. For watch brands, special edition watches for this occasion are a nod to the immense significance of the Chinese and East Asian markets. 

As the Lunar New Year approaches, are you feeling the dragon vibe for your collection? Let’s dive into the recommendations below.

1. Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Titanium Dragon

Embracing the essence of the Wood Dragon year, Hublot has unveiled a Lunar New Year limited edition: the Spirit of Big Bang Titanium Dragon watch. 

Tailored with the Year of the Wood Dragon in mind, the brand collaborated with the contemporary Chinese artist Chen Fenwan to give a fresh spin to the mythical creature on this Spirit of Big Bang timepiece.

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The watch boasts a 42 mm diameter and a 13.8 mm thickness. The titanium frame blends satin and polished finishes, housing an eccentric dragon design conceived in Fenwan’s distinctive paper art aesthetic.

The dragon takes shape through five intricately layered dimensions, creating a vivid and multi-dimensional effect with a color palette featuring fuchsia, white, gray, and indigo. Hour markings have been left out, leaving only Hublot’s logo and skeleton hands adorning the dial.

Beyond its artistic allure, this timepiece boasts impressive functionality. Waterproof up to 10 ATM and running on the brand’s own HUB1710 self-winding caliber, it ensures continuous operation for up to 50 hours.

Limited to just 88 pieces, this exclusive watch is available directly through Hublot at $29,500 or starting from IDR 459,000,000.

2. Franck Muller Vanguard V45 SC DT Red Dragon AC Limited

The next pick might not be a Lunar New Year exclusive, but it’s a limited-edition gem that hit the scene last year: the Franck Muller Vanguard V45 SC DT Red Dragon AC Limited.

Franck Muller has released some stellar Vanguard collections inspired by Chinese culture, and the Vanguard Dragon King stands out with its remarkable dial design, portraying a dragon gracefully crossing a sea of clouds.

The caseback is also a spectacle, boasting a limited edition number and a meticulously engraved dragon. Limited to a rare 188 pieces worldwide, this model combines the dynamic Vanguard design with an even more impactful dial.

This particular piece sports a red dial, but alternative Vanguard Dragon King variants are available in shades such as blue and black. You can get this beauty at Luxehouze with prices starting from IDR 98,000,000. 

3. Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grisaille Dragon

In homage to the pivotal nations in its early expansion, Vacheron Constantin introduces the Les Cabinotiers Récits de Voyages collection, an array of distinctive and culturally inspired timepieces. 

A notable inclusion in this collection pays a special tribute to China, featuring a meticulously crafted depiction of a five-clawed dragon in grisaille enamel. 

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Employing a 16th-century technique, the watchmakers utilize white enamel on a dark enamel base to enhance the interplay of light and shadow. The timepiece is limited to only one piece.

Breaking from convention, Vacheron Constantin has introduced green enamel for the first time to achieve this unique effect, marking the brand’s inaugural use of gem-setting in a grisaille watch.

The watch maintains a slim profile, courtesy of the self-winding in-house Calibre 1120, ensuring an overall thickness of just 8.9mm. Complementing the dial is a glossy dark green alligator strap secured with a white gold pin buckle.

4. Chopard L.U.C Urushi Year Of The Dragon

Chopard has prepared something special for the Lunar New Year, introducing the L.U.C Urushi Year Of The Dragon watch. The dragon is crafted using Urushi lacquer, a Japanese technique that throws in lacquer, gold powder, and mother-of-pearl inlays. 

It’s the 12th masterpiece in Chopard’s annual Urushi lineup, meticulously handcrafted in the Land of the Rising Sun. Depicting a formidable dragon soaring through the skies, this limited edition comprises 88 pieces.

Chopard began this Urushi journey with the Snake edition back in 2013, and now, they’ve come full circle with a Dragon masterpiece. 

5. Piaget Dragon Capsule Collection

This year, Piaget is rolling out a capsule collection of 10 stunning designs that pay homage to both the Year of the Dragon and the Phoenix bird, two powerful mythical creatures deeply rooted in Chinese culture. 

Notably, the dragon-themed pieces feature a model with a paillonné enamel dial, a meticulous creation by the esteemed enamellist Anita Porchet.

Adding to the grandeur is another noteworthy piece, a dragon crafted from sculpted gold, securing a fire opal in its claw. 

A tourbillon Altiplano model also showcases a gold dragon encompassing the dial and case, surrounded by snow-set sapphires and diamonds. Currently, the pricing details for the entire ten-piece collection remain undisclosed.

Add a Dragon Watch to Your Collection with Luxehouze

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Consider adding a dragon watch to your collection in anticipation of the Lunar New Year. Explore Luxehouze, where we showcase various timepieces from various brands, and all are guaranteed 100% authentic and offered at the best prices.

During the Lunar New Year season, Luxehouze extends special discounts with every purchase. Seize the opportunity to receive cashback and gifts worth up to SGD 6,000, along with an additional discount for those born in the year of the dragon.

Participate in our giveaway and stand a chance to win a special price on the Franck Muller Vanguard Red Dragon. 

Every purchase qualifies you for our Top Spender Contest, where three winners will each enjoy a stay at AMAN worth up to SGD 4,000.

Luxehouze also has an exciting addition, a Lucky Tree at Luxehouze boutiques for our Lunar New Year Celebration. Every customer making a transaction during the event period can draw angpao from the Lucky Tree, unlocking exclusive gifts. 

The Lucky Tree is only available during the Lunar New Year Celebration event, from January 25-28, 2024 at Luxehouze Surabaya Boutique, February 1-4, 2024 at Luxehouze Jakarta Boutique and Luxehouze Singapore Boutique. 

Make sure to secure your spot at the event by registering yourself through our RSVP link now!

This special promotion is available from 19 January to 10 February 2024. For more details, visit New Year New Luxe promotion page. Let’s add your most desired watch to your collection during this Year of the Dragon!