In Chinese tradition, red and gold are considered to be the most auspicious colors to wear during the Lunar New Year. Here are some of the top watches to usher in the Lunar New Year.
Chopard L.U.C GMT One
Be the envy of your all mates and relatives with Chopard’s newest L.U.C GMT One in rose gold. The 18k rose gold case is immaculately crafted, but what makes this watch unique is its sunburst brown dial, which gives the watch a very warm and welcoming look. It is almost as if there’s hot chocolate on the dial. Handsome looks aside, the L.U.C GMT One is also practical traveler’s watch as it is a certified chronometer and it has the GMT function that allows it to easily keep track of time in two time zones. $27,540.
Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Red Gold 45mm
The distinctive crown guard and large size are hallmarks of Panerai’s Luminor watches. The new Luminor Due collection is therefore significant because it retains the Luminor’s distinctive features, but in a substantially thinner and more elegant case. And in red gold, as you can see here, the new Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic is even more distinguished and refined. $36,500.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Deep Black
With its matte black case, striking red accents, and hulking wrist presence, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Deep Black is a guaranteed conversation starter at reunion dinners. It is also one of the few watches in the world to be made almost entirely out of ceramic, which is extremely tough and resistant to scratches and corrosion. The case, bezel, and even the dial are all made out of ceramic. And as a certified Master Chronometer, you can be sure the Planet Ocean 600M Deep Black is a reliable timekeeper. $16,150.
Casio GA-700-4A / Red X Black
If you want to go all out on the red theme this Lunar New Year, the Casio G-Shock GA-700-4A Red x Black is the watch for you. It comes in a bright red case that’s hard to miss and features a highly dimensional dial with large indexes and digital and analog time readouts. Like all other G-Shock watches, it is made out tough resin, is almost impervious to shocks, and is water resistant to 200 meters. It also features chronograph and world time functions, making it a highly functional timepiece. $169.
Seiko Criteria Men’s Chronograph SPC213P1
For something considerably more subtle, there’s the Seiko Criteria Men’s Chronograph SPC213P1. It comes with a black dial with a large outsized date display and red subdials for the chronograph counters and 24-hour indicator. It is driven by Seiko’s very accurate quartz Cal. 7T040 movement that can time events of up to one hour and to a precision of one-fifth of a second. It is also water resistant to 100 meters. And thanks to its less outlandish looks, this makes the Seiko Criteria Men’s Chronograph SPC213P1 the ideal everyday watch. $534.
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