3 of the best Asian-inspired luxury timepieces

Superyachts have the finest interiors, furniture, art and technology so where better to flex an ocean-themed indulgence than the addition of a luxury watch on your wrist?

Here, we share some of the best Asian-inspired luxury timepieces, perfect for your next sailing regatta or yacht charter vacation:

Blancpain Villeret Shakudo Coelacanth

This eye-catching timepiece features the endangered coelacanth fish, expertly detailed via Japanese Shakudo engraving with a hand engraved dial of 18ct red gold-damascened titanium.   Find your sea of inspiration here at Blancpain retailers.

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Blancpain’s hand engraved Shakudo Coelacanth watch

Ulysse Nardin Classico Zheng He

Limited to just 30 timepieces, this luxury watch depicts The Treasure Boat (Bao-Chuan) belonging to admiral Zheng’s fleet, who embarked on 7 voyages in the 15th-century Ming Dynasty.   You can order your own for around €40.000

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Ulysses Nardin’s Zheng He Classic Classico timepiece

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ‘Reverso Tribute Enamels’

Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave Off Kanagawa’ and Xu Beihong’s 20th-century paintings offer show-stopping artworks.  Likewise, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s luxury watches epitomise the skill and detail of enamelling and engraving that takes place in their Vallée de Joux workshops.  Limited to 8 pieces, these Reverso Tribute Enamels have a front with a finely hand-guillochéd dial covered in translucent Grand Feu enamel, while on the reverse is an enamelled miniature of Hokusai’s iconic woodblock printing or Beihong’s ink wash painting.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Tribute Enamel timepieces are the ultimate in craftsmanship

 

 

 

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