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8 Watches to Usher in The Year of the Tiger

Lunar New Year is around the corner and the time for cherished reunions is nigh. Whether you are looking for a conversation piece or a watch to match your outfit, The Hour Glass team has curated an roaring selection to suit the occasion.

Go bold with Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire 45mm

Radiating boldness with its through-tinted sapphire case, Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire 45mm is an avant-garde ode to the Year of the Tiger with its striking orange hue. The skeletonized dial and case back reveal the manufacture’s HUB6035 movement with a self-winding tourbillon, a coveted rarity in watchmaking with fine finishes: components alternately feature beveling, sunray-brushing and sandblasting.

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Channeling the tiger’s strength and bravery with Ulysse Nardin Classico Tiger

Unveiling the Classico Tiger, Ulysse Nardin commemorates the Lunar New Year channeling the strength and bravery of its namesake. The manufacture brings their expertise in hand enameling to bear, combining traditional “Champlevé” enamel and “Paillonné” enamel in a vibrant tiger dial motif that is not only stylish but enduring. A limited edition of 88 examples, the Classico Tiger is available in a rose gold case and is powered by a COSC-certified UN-815 caliber.

A sneak peek at Ulysse Nardin in-house enameling workshop: Donzé Cadrans.

Celebrate the new zodiac year with De Bethune DB25 Imperial Fountain Collection

A perennial favourite of the Lunar New Year, De Bethune’s DB25 Imperial Fountain Collection tastefully celebrates each zodiac year in hand-engraved solid gold that mirror the bronze heads that once surrounded the fountain in the former Summer Palace in Beijing, China.

On each model, a central engraving depicts one of twelve animal heads in Grand Feu enamel, handcrafted by Swiss master artist Michèle Rothen. The DB2145 caliber, free of mechanical components in its center, drives blued steel hands around the dial rim with a power reserve of 5 days.

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Auspicious hues on a timeless 40mm Ballon Bleu De Cartier

Usher in the new year with the Ballon Bleu de Cartier 40mm in 18K gold paired with a burgundy alligator strap. Its blue sword-shaped hands, sapphire cabochon, decorated fluted crown and silver sunray brushed dial provide excellent contrast against the warmer hues of the case and strap.

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Superior precision and classic style with Omega Constellation

A bigger, brighter Constellation. Omega is rolling out new additions to the Constellation collection in 36mm with 1.11ct of diamonds adorning the bezel and indices. Variants include stainless steel with burgundy dial, 18K yellow gold with blue dial and 18K Sedna gold with brown dial. Each comes with a matching crocodile leather strap and is powered by OMEGA’s Co-Axial master Chronometer Caliber 8800.

Do good with NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38

A limited edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Médecins Sans Frontières, the NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 Ref. 165.S50 presents a unique opportunity to do some good while adding a subtle splash of red to your festive wardrobe. 100 euros from the sale of each watch goes directly to the organization which provides emergency aid. The in-house manual winding caliber Alpha is adjusted to chronometer standards and contributes to the watch’s svelte 6.7mm height.

German minimalism with Junghans Max Bill Automatic

Bauhaus style at its finest. The Junghans Max Bill Automatic Ref. 027/3501.04 offers unparalleled versatility. A strap change is all you need transform this piece from a reliable partner in the office to a trendsetter at reunion dinner.

Discover Junghans watches at our Watches of Switzerland boutiques in Singapore: Watches of Switzerland Paragon, Watches of Switzerland VivoCity, Watches of Switzerland NEX or Watches of Switzerland Tampines.

Sparkle with the diamond-set Grand Seiko SBGX346G with red wine crocodile strap

A limited edition of 140 pieces, the Grand Seiko SBGX346G is inspired by fireworks sparkling above Lake Suwa, Japan, in reverie to commemorate the manufacture’s 140th anniversary. Its stainless steel case and 18K gold coin-edge bezel and crown paired with a red crocodile strap suit auspicious gatherings. Dauphine hands appear to float atop the shimmering textured dial alongside diamond-inlaid indices, providing the wearer an air of refinement.

Discover Grand Seiko collections at Watches of Switzerland NEX, Singapore

We now have 8 more reasons to don a new watch at the start of the new year. Let’s celebrate the Year of the Tiger with style and auspicious wrist shots. Whether it is a roaring tiger or subtle auspicious details, The Hour Glass watch specialists are poised to assist you with your choice and present you more stunning pieces from our watchmaking brands.

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