Chinese New Year officially begins on January 22nd, 2023. After celebrating the Tiger in 2022 with a limited edition of Grand Soir, Dior Timepieces is honoring the zodiac sign of the year 2023, the Rabbit, with an exquisite Dior Grand Soir Year of the Rabbit watch.
The Dior Grand Soir watch collection unites the House’s refined and sophisticated expression of creativity and sense of color with classic, finely crafted watchmaking features such as oscillating weights, bezels, calibers and dials. The Year of the Rabbit timepiece depicts a rabbit jumping into a poetic interpretation of the iconic Dior toile de Jouy. Vegetal elements have been recreated through several stratums of gold and mother-of-pearl, cut and textured. This layering effect adds depth and light while the blue aventurine becomes a star-studded sky. This dreamy dial is delicately crowned by a bezel set with scintillating cut diamonds. The zodiac animal is accompanied by a dragonfly taking flight – a symbol of luck. The sign of Rabbit represents longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture.
The timepiece dedicated to the Year of the Rabbit is unveiled in a numbered limited edition of 88 pieces, another symbol of luck, and joins the collection of special Dior Chinese New Year Timepieces, alongside the Dior Grand Soir Year of the Tiger.
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important festival in China and in some other East Asian countries. Legend says that the Chinese New Year stemmed from an ancient battle against the Nian (which sounds the same as ‘year’ in Chinese), a terrifying beast that appeared every Lunar New Year’s Eve to eat people and livestock. To scare away the monster, people displayed red paper, burned bamboo, lit candles, and wore red clothes. Lunar New year also marks the arrival of spring.
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