Angular Momentum has released a collection of Artisan Timepieces, decorated with the Chinese symbol of the year 2012.
All timepieces in 18 Kt. gold case, mirror polished, historical hand-winding movement caliber FHF 96, 8.0 mm winding crown with cabochon. Verre Églomisé - miniature painting of various Dragons. Case diameter 38.00 mm. Digital time display by “Heure à Souscription”.
Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore, with mythic counterparts among Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bhutanese, Western and Turkic dragons. In Chinese art, dragons are typically portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. In yin and yang terminology, a dragon is yang and complements a yin fenghuang („Chinese phoenix“).
In contrast to European dragons, which are considered evil, Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck and the year 2012.
With this, the Emperor of China usually uses the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power. In Chinese daily language, excellent and outstanding people are compared to the dragon.