In Chinese culture, the dragon is considered as the symbol of imperial power, happiness, peace, protection and destiny. Combining the Chinese mythology with fine craftsmanship, German watchmakers Grieb & Benzinger honored the request of a Chinese watch collector with a special edition of The Blue Dragon Imperial. The collector who was born in the year of the dragon is an avid collector of all things ‘dragon’. Keeping in sync with Chinese beliefs, the watch was delivered to the owner after 8 months of waiting on August 8th 2014 (8.8.2014), and since figure ‘8’ is the Chinese lucky number, this dragon project is believed to be triple lucky.
The Blue Dragon Imperial reflects the brand’s fully-hand skeletonized manually wound movement, also guilloché and engraved by hand. The bespoke timepiece comes in a solid 18K palladium-white gold case and a bezel set 66 finest Princess cut diamonds. The German watchmaker also pays tribute to the historical Swiss watch making roots with the blue platinum coated movement- flame-blued screws, flame-blued crown and ratchet wheel and gold coated steel hands hour and minute indication.
Ever feel down on luck? The Blue Dragon Imperial comes with a price tag of 82,000 € (approx. $1,09,790).