Every dog has its day

Chinese New Year – Every dog has its day Replica At Lowest Price

This year, a number of watch brands – they tend to be the same ones – pay tribute to the Chinese zodiac with watches dedicated to the animal of the year. They are generally given a métiers d’art treatment, and are often produced in limited series featuring the number 8 – a favourite number of the Chinese. 2018 is the Year of the Dog, the eleventh sign in the Chinese zodiac. Being born under the Sign of the Dog myself, and having two real-life examples at home, I was the obvious choice among the WorldTempus editorial team to draft this article, in which dogs feature almost more than watches.
 

The most obedient

Every dog has its day

Métiers d’Art La légende du zodiaque chinois année du chien © Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin’s dog, with its determined stare and alert posture, embodies loyalty and obedience. Hand-engraved to produce a highly realistic effect, the animal occupies the centre of the blue or bronze grand feu enamel dial decorated with foliage carved in relief to create an illusion of depth. The 40 mm Métiers d’Art La Légende du Zodiaque Chinois Année du Chien comes in red gold or platinum. It is fitted with the automatic manufacture movement 2460 G4, which displays dragging hours and minutes, days of the week and a jumping date, in four windows arranged around the dial.

The most loyal

Every dog has its day

Classico Dog © Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin’s Husky, striking a similar pose to Vacheron Constantin’s hound, looks more like a family pet, with his attentive gaze and fluffy coat, against the backdrop of a Chinese landscape. The dial is in grand feu and champlevé enamel. This Classico Dog 40 mm in rose gold, produced in a limited series of 88, houses the COSC-certified automatic UN-815 movement.C.

The most sophisticated

Every dog has its day

Petite Heure Minute Chien © Jaquet Droz

Jaquet Droz has chosen the Pekinese, a lap dog which enjoyed almost sacred status in China’s imperial court, to represent the eleventh sign of the Chinese zodiac. The four Petite Heure Minute Chien and Petite Heure Minute Relief Chien timepieces are each produced in a limited run of 28. The first two rely upon miniature painting to create a naturalistic representation of the animal against a floral background, while the other two focus on relief engraving, and use semi-precious stones including cuprite and onyx, as well as mother-of-pearl. On the back, the oscillating weight of the Jaquet Droz 2653 calibre is decorated with another dog.

The most devoted

Every dog has its day

Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd Kelly © Graham

The white dog on the Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd Kelly by Graham, Kelly’s devoted companion, is somewhat sidelined by the pin-up dressed in a traditional Chinese dress, who casually ignores the begging canine. Its position between 3 and 4 o’clock is deliberate – these are the two lucky numbers (along with 9) of those born under the Sign of the Dog.

The cutest

Every dog has its day

Classique 7145 Chow-Chow © Breguet

Breguet has chosen the most iconic Chinese breed for its Classique 7145 Chow-Chow, which features the favourite hunting dog of the emperors. The cuddly chow-chow, with its blue tongue, is engraved by Breguet’s artisans to one side of the delicate guilloché gold dial. The 40 mm white gold watch, just 8 of which will be produced, encloses the ultra-thin automatic Calibre 502.3, numbered and bearing the Breguet signature.

Our David Bredan recently visited Breguet’s fabrication in Switzerland and reports about the impressive area filled with “turning engines” which produces these dials. They’re operated by hand and need delicate finesse and years of training to have the effect right. You can see a blend of patterns and techniques on the dial of this Breguet Heritage 5410, including a lovely wave-style pattern onto the periphery of the most important round dial to help fill out the tonneau-shaped dial window.Like I mentioned, I am sure not everybody will like this dial design, but I personally think it is beautiful. Breguet uses marginally larger than anticipated blued-steel pomme-style hands that look great. This is also one of those rare cases where luminant is used on the palms in a non-sports watch by the brand new. Combining some Art Deco topics with the identifying Breguet brand DNA, the Breguet Heritage 5410 instance and dial is something rare and cool in the brand.A trade-off of the curved caseback appears to be the omission of a exhibition display caseback, which is a small shame. Breguet completes their watches and movements so well it may be considered disappointing not to view the movement. Inside the watch is your in-house-made Breguet caliber 516GG, which is an automated functioning at 4Hz (28,800 bph) with 65 hours of power reserve. The balance spring will be generated from silicon, typical of many modern Breguet calibers – which leads to overall performance and accuracy over time.Attached to the Heritage 5410 is a black or brown alligator strap fitted to a matching gold deployant clasp. There is a somewhat sporty yet old-world regality into a piece like this Breguet that I believe ought to allow it to appeal to the ideal sort of buyer capable to both afford its price, and to regularly pull it off within their lifestyle. Price for the Breguet Heritage 5410 benchmark 5410BR/12/9VV in 18k rose gold is $27,700 while the reference 5410BB/12/9VV in 18k white gold is $28,700.

The most colourful

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L.U.C XP Urishi Year of the Dog © Chopard

The Akita posing in the centre of the extra-flat L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Dog by Chopard actually comes from Japan, as does urushi, the traditional lacquer technique used on the dial, which is made in Japan. The lacquer contains minuscule iridescent flecks, which lend a luminosity to the exquisitely delicate relief painting, bringing out the minutest details of the dog’s coat and the surrounding flowers. This 88-piece limited edition in rose gold is driven by the automatic L.U.C 96.17-L movement with twin barrels and an off-centre micro-rotor, providing a power reserve of 65 hours.

The most floral

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Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 44mm © Officine Panerai

Panerai’s dog might come as a surprise to anyone not familiar with the previous 9 pieces produced by the Italian watchmaker as a tribute to the Chinese horoscope. Here, realism is discarded in favour of Chinese symbolism, represented by cherry blossom. The polished steel cover protecting the dial of the Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 44 mm is hand-engraved using the ancient technique of sparsello, which involves carving channels into the base material, which are then filled with gold wire. This model, also in a run of 88, is driven by the automatic P.9000 movement, manufactured entirely in-house by Panerai.

The most discreet

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Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel © Blancpain

You have to look quite hard to find the dog on the dial of Blancpain’s Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel in white gold, in a limited run of 50. It has been banished to the small window at 12 o’clock, which displays the zodiac sign of the current year. As its name suggests, in addition to hours, minutes and the Gregorian calendar we use in the West, this timepiece also supplies the main indications of the Chinese lunar-solar calendar, in which each month begins with the new moon. The automatic 3638 movement requires no fewer than 464 components to drive the various displays and manage the irregular calendar cycles. Another dog is pictured on the white gold rotor.

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Editor’s picks – A selection of jewerly watches Perfect Clone Online Shopping

Jewelry watches artfully mingle watchmaking and jewelry expertise. Whether entirely or partially set with gems, or featuring gold meticulously crafted like lacework, these sublimely elegant timepieces are often look more like jewelry creations than ordinary watches. An opportunity for artisans to give free rein to their creativity and display the full scope of their art.

Graff
Snowfall (black satin strap and et diamond-set dial)

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Snowfall © Graff

This dainty model from the eponymous collection lives up to its name with a flurry of snowflakes represented by brilliant or triangular-cut diamonds (5.31cts) sprinkled over the bezel and the black surface of the satin strap whose color echoes that of the dial.
Price : CHF 155,000

Chopard
For You Watch

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For You © Chopard

Crafted in white gold and entirely set with pear-cut diamonds (8.1cts) and brilliant-cut diamonds (4.3cts), this delightful floral watch belongs to the For You collection which celebrates cherry blossoms through a variety of jewelry models matching the timepiece.
Price : CHF 184,990

Tiffany & Co.
Dragonfly High Jewellery watch

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Montre Haute Joaillerie Dragonfly © TIffyna & Co.

Like so many other Breguet Watches Los Angeles Replica watches, the 7787 balances its smaller diameter with some unnervingly straight lugs which are just the ideal length — that the designer managed not to make the lugs a compensatory component, something which generally still occurs too often on otherwise fine looking instances. As such, the 7787 is a relatively little view by 21st century view criteria, but it still has enough presence to seem elegant — rather than apologetic. Most manufacturers tend to struggle greatly either when it comes to making these layouts look great extended to above forty wide — which is just the nature of proportions — or with timid-looking, miniature watches rather than This Breguet is neither stretched, nor shy. It’s only about right.Breguet hands meet Breguet numerals on the dial and that alone is a solid recipe for success. Just both of these components are similar to the signature or even a fingerprint of a genius. It’s something which has been created centuries ago and has been working in excellent harmony since. Kudos to Breguet for not butchering the hands but keeping them the proper length — public service announcement: palms should at all times attain their individual tracks, not point at them!Things get cluttered when the other 3 indications enter the image — those would be the seconds hand, the phase of the moon display, and the power reserve indication. Strangely, I do not mind this unorthodox design to get a dress watch. Dress watches, and particularly those that follow the dress watch code as strictly as this one tries, are more often than not worn on dreary long days where everyone is wearing the same sort of clothing and shoes and ties and watches and speaking exactly the same sort of talk to one another. I know today somehow it’s trendy to wear derby sneakers with coaching shoe bottoms (a vomit-inducing disgrace, in my opinion), so if you are to perform by the “business attire” rule book, you might as well opt for something which stays classy but also puts a smile on your face every once in a while.

Part of the fauna and florathemed Blue Book 2017, this one-of-a-kind creation set with 729 brilliant-cut diamonds and 290 light blue sapphires totaling 12.49 carats features a snow-set Grand Feu enamel dragonfly.
Price : CHF 150,500

Piaget
Altiplano Double Jeu Dentelle sur or (38 mm)

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Altiplano Double Jeu Dentelle sur or, 38mm © Piaget

This resplendent creation set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.30cts) has been revisited by the artisan Sara Bran, who has adorned the upper module of this limited-edition watch with a gold lacework motif incorporating 12 marquisecut diamonds (1.60cts).
Price : CHF 131,000

Audemars Piguet
Diamond Outrage

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Diamond Outrage © Audemars Piguet

The latest member of the Haute Horlogerie trilogy, this standout creation resembling an explosion of stalactites is snow-set with 9,923 brilliant-cut diamonds (50.06cts) and 354 baguettecut diamonds (15.85cts).
Price: CHF 1,238,000

de Grisogono
Luna S10 (pink gold)

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Luna S10 © de Grisogono

This dreamy timepiece glows with a pink gold case adorned with 162 diamonds (7.50cts), a dial entirely covered with 157 snow-set diamonds (3.85cts), as well as a gemset folding clasp (3.60cts).
Price on request

Bulgari
Serpenti Seduttori

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Serpenti Seduttori © Bulgari

 

Depicting a serpent with pear-cut ruby eyes and topped by a cabochon-cut sapphire, this fascinating watch is set with baguettecut and brilliant-cut diamonds embellishing the case, the bracelet, as well as the dial nestling inside the precious reptile’s fangs.
Price: CHF 403,000

Breguet
Perles Impériales Haute Joaillerie

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Perles Impériales © Breguet

A tribute to Empress Josephine, this exquisite model is graced with a case embellished by brilliant-cut diamonds, diamond hourmarkers and a briolette-cut diamond on the crown (totaling approx. 6cts), as well as an Akoya pearl at 6 o’clock.
Price: CHF 111,000