10 Statement-Making Gifts to Celebrate the Year of the Dragon
From magnificent timepieces by Piaget to festive fashion by Marni, these must-haves will make for an auspicious new year
February 10 marks the Lunar New Year and ushers in a celebration of the fifth Chinese zodiac, the Dragon. The 2024 Wood Dragon signifies strength and harmony in the natural world. From magnificent timepieces by Piaget to festive fashion by Marni, here are ten must-haves for an auspicious new year.
1. Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta‘s Lunar New Year collection features 30 accessories including bold jewelry designs with dragon scale shapes and bags with leather dragon crest details.
The striking “Dragon’s Odyssey” collection by Hennessy incorporates opulent designs by Chinese artist Yang Yongliang, who combined traditional drawings with compelling digital art to create waves of metallic dragons on the brand’s exclusive porcelain Paradis bottles crafted by Bernardaud.
Part of Buccellati‘s Bubu collection, this prosperous Dragon figurine in palladium-plated sterling silver will bring good fortune to the newborns in your life.
The limited-edition capsule collection by Marni consists of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories. The wool sweaters and bright colored accessories feature dragon-inspired drawings and embroidered designs.
Chopard‘s L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Dragon timepiece features an ethical 18-karat rose-gold case, and dial with a majestic dragon made of Urushi lacquer, gold powder, and mother-of-pearl inlay. Hand-crafted in Japan by a world-renowned artisan specializing in the Maki-e technique, the watch comes in a limited edition of 88.
Inspired by the art of ancient Chinese jades, the Loewe Jade collection celebrates the Lunar New Year with a collection of fine jewelry, bags, and charms. Three master carvers created five limited edition pendants mounted on 18-karat gold chains showing the lucky symbols of cabbage, eggplant, and pea pods.
7. Caran d’Ache
Caran d’Ache‘s Straw Marquetry Dragon Haute Écriture instrument, crafted by artisan Agnès Paul-Depasse, boasts an intricately engraved dragon decorated with Chinese lacquer and 18-karat gold; part of a limited edition of 20.
An exclusive edition of Diptyque‘s L’Eau Papier in collaboration with artist Ao Hei features delicate calligraphy adorned with gold. The fragrance is an elegant mix of mimosa, white musks, rice steam, and blonde wood.
9. Tory Burch
Cheerful clouds and whimsical dragons decorate Tory Burch‘s classic T monogram accessories for the brand’s Year of the Dragon Collection.
Enameling master Anita Porchet collaborated with Piaget to craft special timepieces with mystical creatures. Thirty-eight pieces each, the cloisonné-enameled dials depict either a fierce blue Dragon or fiery hued Phoenix.