Qixi Festival or Chinese Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on the seventh day of the seventh month on the lunar calendar, and for this year that day falls on August 14th. Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Vacheron Constantin is unveiling the Traditionnelle manual-winding China limited edition as a tribute to this romantic holiday.
Limited in 100 pieces for Mainland China, this watch is launched exclusively for Chinese Valentine’s Day. This chic timepiece is draped in pink gold with an opal purple glints colored mother-of-pearl dial worn on a plum purple alligator leather strap.
The composition of the mother-of-pearl dial takes on a subtle purple glow. The bezel is embellished with 54 brilliant-cut diamonds. The round-shaped case represents a perfect circle, which symbolizes reunion and completeness in Chinese. Every little detail of this timepiece relays the best wishes to loved ones during the romantic holiday.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle timepieces pay tribute to the history of a Manufacture that has established itself in the ﬁeld of High Watchmaking with watches featuring a certain and perfectly mastered classicism. Round cases, ﬁne lines, subtly harmonious displays, and high-quality ﬁnishing are just some of the characteristics of this collection.
The Qixi Festival originates from ancient Chinese mythology and celebrates the legendary couple, Cowherd and Weaving Maiden. At the romantic time being, the hydrangeas are in full bloom in diﬀerent shades of purple, therefore the festival is also known as “Purple Valentine’s Day” in China. Possessing marvelous weaving skills, Weaving Maiden weaved the clouds into a rainbow. Purple, being the last color of the rainbow, represents not only the longing of two lovers to reunite but also the eternal promise towards each other as it extends into inﬁnity.