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Piaget and Blancpain, upholders of traditions

Piaget celebrates Chinese New Year

Since 2012, Piaget has been celebrating Chinese New Year by launching a special edition model inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. This year, the watchmaker is presenting a 38-piece limited edition of its ultra-thin Altiplano timepiece featuring an ox.

Friday 12 February 2021 marks the start of the Year of the Metal Ox, leaving behind the Year of the Metal Rat. In Chinese culture, the ox is known for its hardworking nature, reliability and strength, traits that have enabled farmers to get the most out of their land.

Meanwhile, Yang Metal celebrates individualism and independence. People born in the Year of the Ox are said to be perseverant and honest and to have a sense of responsibility.

The ultra-thin Altiplano watch comes with a 38 mm case in 18-carat white gold set with 78 diamonds. The dial is adorned with a stunning grand-feu cloisonné enamel ox. The timepiece is powered by Piaget’s 430P hand-wound mechanical movement, which only measures 2.1 mm thick.

An elegant black leather strap with an 18-carat white gold pin buckle completes this extraordinary piece.

Blancpain’s Valentine's Day 2021 Collection for Women

Since 2001, Swiss watchmaker Blancpain has been celebrating Valentine’s Day with a limited edition watch for women created especially for the day of lovers.

For this 21st special series, the new watch has a 33.2 mm red gold case set with diamonds. Meanwhile, the white mother-of-pearl dial is also graced with diamonds, here serving as hour markers. The timepiece is enhanced with a seconds hand decorated with a crimson red heart matching the alligator strap.

The case houses a self-winding movement, Blancpain calibre 1151, visible through the case back. Lastly, the timepiece builds up a four-day power reserve and displays the date at 3 o'clock.

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