Celebrating the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.
Happy Sport Year of the Rabbit watch promises Longevity, Peace and Prosperity.
In keeping with a longstanding tradition, Chopard annually produces exclusive luxury watches, always eagerly awaited by collectors, dedicated to the Lunar zodiac sign of the current year. In 2023, the luxury Maison will thus portray the Year of the Rabbit, which will begin on January 22nd .
As the lunar zodiac calendar’s Year of the Rabbit dawns, Chopard’s Happy Sport women’s diamond watch is interpreted in an 88-piece limited edition that is all about Joie de Vivre, as the embodiment of sporty-chic sends five dancing diamonds whirling around a splendid mother-of-pearl dial adorned with a golden-colored rabbit.
Happy Sport diamond watches represent the story of a watchmaking icon whose charm has been distilled through hundreds of variations since its invention in 1993. At the dawn of the Year of the Rabbit in the Lunar zodiac calendar, this diamond watch for women is available in a limited edition of 88 pieces.
With a 39.5 mm-diameter case in ethical 18 carat rose gold, the L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rabbit Swiss watch celebrates the advent of the Lunar New Year / Year of the Rabbit through an original 88-piece luxury watch series featuring a L.U.C 96.17-L in-house movement endowed with a 65-hour power reserve. The Happy Sport Year of the Rabbit diamond watch exudes a resolutely festive look with its ruby red dial and strap and 33-millimeter-diameter stainless steel case featuring warm ethical rose gold accents on the diamond-set bezel, cabochons and crown.
A water rabbit heralding longevity, peace and prosperity.
The L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rabbit draws from the legends of the zhānxīngshù. Each dial of this limited 88-piece production run is crafted by hand in Japan using the Maki-e technique, a Chopard tradition to celebrate this new year. Ultra-thin at 6.80 mm thick, the 39.50 mm L.U.C XP case in 18-carat Ethical Rose Gold houses the exclusive Chopard Manufacture 96.17-L calibre with 22-carat gold micro-rotor.
Arnold & Son also continues its celebration of the traditional Chinese calendar.
To mark the dawn of the year of the Water Rabbit, the Arnold & Son watch brand is releasing a new series limited to 8 timepieces of its high-precision moon-phase model. The Perpetual Moon “Year of the Rabbit” timepiece features a sculpted golden rabbit set against a backdrop of black aventurine, posing next to a pagoda surrounded by waterfalls.
The year of the Water Rabbit begins on Saturday, 21 January 2023. In the founding legends of the Chinese Zodiac, the rabbit inhabits a white jade moon, to whom it serves as a pet. It embodies prudence and agility. When shown alongside the characteristic element of the year of the Water Rabbit, this animal promises longevity, peace and prosperity.
A Table For The Lunar Year: With jade rabbits and a Húlu pumpkin this sparkling table invites you to enjoy the Lunar New Year with Molteni&C
The selection of Molteni&C’s tables dressed up for the festive occasion continue with ‘A Table For The Lunar Year’.
In honor of the Chinese New Year, the table setting stars gold and red colors: Together they offer a positive omen for the months to come. The round floral centerpiece represents the perfect synthesis of harmony and union. A fluffle of porcelain rabbits heralds the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit and a Húlu pumpkin signifies happiness and wealth.
With this harmonious atmosphere, Molteni&C wishes everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous Rabbit Year.
“I wanted to suggest a charm that is both oriental and modern and dedicated to traditional festivities. Molteni&C, with its contemporary lines, unsurpassed quality and, above all, its never-ending exploration of the domestic space, has given me a wonderful opportunity for expression. While the dining table can be a very simple object for hosting everyday meals, it can also be rich with meaning because it is at the table that one perceives a people’s approach to living” – Seven | Floral installation artist, independent curator and stylist.
A fluffle of porcelain rabbits hop amongst the place settings, heralding the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit. In a traditional gesture, the table is adorned with a Húlu pumpkin and a golden metal ribbon. The Chinese word “Húlu ” similarly pronounced ‘fúlù’, signifies happiness and wealth. The metal ribbon is an interpretation of Chinese knotting, adding yet another festive touch.The table setting is a contemporary expression of Chinese tradition and culture for the most important holiday of the year — a modern reinvention to animate the traditional celebrations. Permeating the décor is the feeling of anticipation to reunite among family and friends.
Objects: Tradition with a contemporary touch
Flowers were not only chosen for their shape and hue, but for their significance in Chinese tradition. A symbol of warmth and joy, the Flame Lily is a very festive flower. Its spackled colors combine with the Chinese Lantern Lily’s (Sandersonia aurantiaca) tiny orange lanterns in a delicate ode to prosperity
Attitude: A firecracker beginning
Teeming with flowers, the round floral centerpiece is the star of the Lunar New Year table, representing the perfect synthesis of harmony and union. Dazzling orchids, small, sparkling lanterns, and golden willows bloom one after the other, intertwined with ornate bows. The elements dance in unison, eagerly welcoming a ‘2023 that brings people and the world together’. The finishing touch is a splendid firework, blossoming with enthusiasm on the Molteni&C table. The Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year: Every excuse to gather in good spirits is welcome!