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Chinese New Year 2019: Huat colours to wear

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Chinese New Year 2019: Huat colours to wear
SINGAPORE (Jan 7): Lucky hues for every zodiac sign, style preference and budget. So everyone can ‘Huat’!
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SINGAPORE (Jan 7): Lucky hues for every zodiac sign, style preference and budget. So everyone can ‘Huat’!

RED (Dragon, Pig, Horse)

HARRY WINSTON Premier Chinese New Year Automatic 36mm

This bejewelled ticker has it all – lots of bling, auspicious hue, and a nod to the Year of the Pig - by way of mother-of-pearl marquetry technique.


Gearing up for twists and turns this New Year? Franck Muller’s Crazy Hours is a philosophical reminder that when the going gets tough, it’s ok to let loose and go cray-cray.

BVLGARI Lvcea Skeleton

Many features vie for one’s attention here, but the most commanding has to be the sensational openworked dial, which is set in stones and decorated with the BVLGARI logo.

PIAGET Possession

Though petite in a 29mm gold case, this Possession packs plenty of punch with its striking CNY-appropriate colour and glitter.

YELLOW (Rabbit, Monkey, Dog)

JAQUET DROZ Petite Heure Minute Pig

Keeping with CNY tradition, Jaquet Droz issues a zodiac-themed watch. Here, the enamel dial features miniature painting technique, depicting a pig against a wheat field to symbolise bountiful harvest.

CORUM Admiral 45 Squelette

Work hard and play harder – that seems to be the message behind this bright, canary yellow Corum offering from its nautical-inspired Admiral range.

HERMÈS Arceau Casaque

Look beyond this watch’s eye-snapping hue and you will find an artisanal gem with a dial masterfully constructed using a combination of champlevé, lacquer and transfer techniques.


Very much suited to lady bosses everywhere, this yellow gold Royal Oak with diamond-set bezel makes for an enduring classic.

GREEN (Rat, Tiger, Snake)


Get this while you can. The gorgeous green dégradé dial is produced only for a limited period of one year by the brand’s in-house dial factory.

CITIZEN Satellite Wave GPS F990 Limited Edition

Launched in 2018, this 1,500-piece limited edition boasts proprietary satellite-synchronisation technology for fast and accurate world time displays.

RADO True Thinline ‘Garden’

The pioneer of coloured ceramics does it again by imbuing a fresh, foliage-inspired hue on its line of svelte dress watches.

ORIS Big Crown Pointer Date

A lovely vintage-inspired bronze watch for women with 36mm case and olive dial.

BLUE (Ox, Goat, Rooster)

BREGUET Marine Ref 5517

Though the most ‘basic’ model in Breguet’s rejuvenated Marine collection, the deceptive simplicity of the Ref 5517 draws attention to its myriad decorative details.

TAG HEUER Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph

Brimming with throwback chic, this TAG Heuer ticker is a strapping beast that pays aesthetic homage to the Carrera watches of the past.

CARTIER Santos de Cartier

Newly relaunched in 2018, the Santos de Cartier makes a quick return to the limelight this year in a cool new electric-blue getup.

BREITLING Navitimer 8 Chronograph

Panda and reverse-panda dials are in, and Breitling offers a coloured interpretation with this sporty yet sophisticated weekend accompaniment.

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