Watches for Year of the Goat


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  • Tuesday, 03 Feb 2015

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According to Chinese astrology, 2015 is the Year of the Goat. As it is, forecasts are aplenty when it comes to predicting what one can expect from the coming lunar cycle.

Lucky charms and other usual trinkets aside, how about matching the watch you would wear with your zodiac sign? Here are some beautiful designs that can very well suit a person’s auspicious colour or birthstone.

RAT (Lunar year of birth: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

Colour: Yellow, brown, white, gold

Birthstone: Garnet

The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph is inspired by the first chronograph wristwatch developed by Longines in 1913.

It houses the L788 calibre, a monopusher movement which, like its illustrious predecessor, is equipped with a column-wheel and measures 13¼ lines.

All the chronograph functions can be controlled by simply pressing the single push-piece.

OX (Lunar year of birth: 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

Colour: Blue, black

Birthstone: Aquamarine

Inspired by fast cars, the Formula 1 Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph by Tag Heuer ticks all the boxes for a professional sports watch.

Features include “easy grip” screw-in crown, titanium carbide coating, unidirectional turning bezel, luminescent hands and markers, extendable steel bracelet with double safety clasp.

TIGER (Lunar year of birth: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

Colour: Green

Birthstone: Sapphire

Oris’ Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter has been developed for pilots, mountaineers, explorers and research scientists, who work at altitude.

Its sturdy 47mm multi-piece stainless steel case houses an automatic movement, and a Swiss mechanical barometric altimeter and barometer movement.

RABBIT (Lunar year of birth: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999)

Colour: Green

Birthstone: Pearl

Fiaba Date, whose Italian name means “fairytale”, is the latest offering by Maurice Lacroix. It denotes an enchanting vision of today’s on-trend woman.

Flowing lines offer a soft reinterpretation of the slim yet sensuous curves of its rectangular predecessors, complete with an ever-useful date function and mother-of-pearl dial.

DRAGON (Lunar year of birth: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000)

Colour: Blue, black, white, gold

Birthstone: Amethyst

Tudor’s Heritage Chrono Blue is a 42mm stainless steel chronograph powered by a modern self-winding ETA chronometer grade Caliber 2892 with a chronograph module.

The dial features the signature trapezoid shaped two register design that is uncluttered and easy to read.

SNAKE (Lunar year of birth: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)

Colour: White, gold

Birthstone: Opal

As the first Tag Heuer Formula 1 automatic timepiece, the Calibre 5 features a quintessentially classic checquered caseback.

The unidirectional turning bezel however crowns the exclusive new case shape, with its elegant, sculpted horns and choice of black or white dials.

HORSE (Lunar year of birth: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)

Colour: Green

Birthstone: Topaz

Precision of time is what you get with the Longines Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing watch. With a unique quartz movement, the L440, it also includes a microcontroller with a flash memory that allows the watch to be reset instantly and for intermediary times to be recorded.

With a diametre of 41mm, this steel model has chronographic functions like a central seconds hand, a 30-minute stopwatch at two o’clock and a 12-hour stopwatch at 10 o’clock.

The hand in red displays time to one hundredth of a second.

GOAT (Lunar year of birth: 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)

Colour: Green

Birthstone: Emerald

With its green camouflage painted dial, plus black snailed minutes, seconds counters and numerals, Graham’s Chronofighter Oversize Black Arrow is a sight to behold.

It also sports an identification number on the seconds counter based on the regimental number, as well as visible black Super-LumiNova hands and green chrono/minutes counter hands.

MONKEY (Lunar year of birth: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)

Colour: Blue, black, yellow, brown

Birthstone: Peridot

The case of Tudor’s Heritage Ranger measures 41mm in diameter and is entirely satin-finished like all steel parts of this new model. It screws onto a protruding tube, which further accentuates the technical sophistication of the watch.

The bund strap with rivets is cut from light brown leather and evokes a raw, masculine feel.

ROOSTER (Lunar year of birth: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)

Colour: Yellow, brown

Birthstone: Citrine

The superb execution of its dial, case and movement distinguishes this Maurice Lacroix timepiece as a true masterpiece. A glass box sappire crystal on the dial, together with off-centre hours and minutes displays, helps the Masterpiece Gravity stand out.

Adjacent to the functions presented is a delightfully decorated canvas of Clou de Paris or Grand Colimaçon pattern.

DOG (Lunar year of birth: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

Colour: Green, red, orange

Birthstone: Diamond

Tissot’s passion for fast motorsports is representated in the T-Race Touch. Not only does it provide wearers with 11 tactile functions at a touch, the use of aluminium and orange accent markers adds to a rugged style.

It also has a great advantage of being very light, making it perfect for a sports watch such as this one.

PIG (Lunar year of birth: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

Colour: Green

Birthstone: Ruby

Embodying the aviation spirit, the new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Chronograph GMT is a modern cockpit watch loaded with indispensable flight worthy features. Combining function with precision, the discreet black dial houses a chronograph.

Its coin-edged top ring is inspired by the powerful turbine jet engines that propel aircraft into the skies.

Astrology information sourced from wayonnet.com, fengshui.about.com. The watches featured above can be seen at the Watch Masters exhibition presented by Swiss Watch Gallery which will be running until Feb 9, 2015 at Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang. The Star is the official media partner for the exhibition.

Watch Masters Highlights

Maurice Lacroix

Stand a chance to win one of five exclusive Maurice Lacroix timepieces worth RM4,300 each when you purchase any Maurice Lacroix timepiece.

Longines

First five guests who visit Longines booth during the “bonus hour” (Mon-Thurs 1-2pm & Fri-Sun 2-3pm) will receive a Longines pen worth RM188.

Tag Heuer

First five guests who share a photo at the Tag Heuer booth on the Swiss Watch Gallery FB page will receive a gift at the exhibition.

Oris

Receive an additional gift with purchase – an Oris Swiss Army Knife worth RM90 – when you purchase any Oris watch during “happy hours” from 5pm-8pm.

Receive a lucky draw ticket for a chance to win a 3 days 2 nights holiday to Bali worth RM5,000 inclusive of flight ticket and accommodation at Hanging Gardens, Ubud.

During the exhibition period, there will be preferential privileges for purchases made during this limited period:

– Receive a branded gift with every purchase.

– Receive an exclusive travel adapter valued at RM135 with purchases below RM5,000.

– Receive a stylish Bluetooth speaker valued at RM235 with purchases above RM5,000.

– l2-month 0% interest-free installment plan available.

– For Oris watches, enjoy three years international warranty and one year local warranty only during Watch Masters.

Please note that all the above privileges are only applicable during the Watch Masters exhibition from now until Feb 9, 2015.

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