If you’re asking yourself why would Harry Winston choose to feature a monkey on this luxurious timepiece, then you’re probably not aware that the Chinese Year of the Monkey starts off on February 8, 2016. As the ninth animal of the Chinese zodiac, the monkey is actually a very famous symbol in Chinese culture.
The watch itself features an 18-carat rose gold case that measures in at 36mm x 8.4mm, and the dial and movement contained within are protected from the elements by double sapphire crystals. As far as adornments are concerned, there are 57 brilliant-cut diamonds in total, which weigh in at about 2.32 carats. The movement is a Swiss automatic Harry Winston caliber HW2008 that operates at 28,800 vph and includes 28 jewels. It boasts a power reserve of 46 hours and comprises a flat silicon balance spring, Côtes de Genève decoration, circular graining and rhodium plating. As for the dial, it was made using pink mother-of-pearl and is adorned with 24k gold flecks. The monkey was made out of 18k gold and has a diamond for an eye.
Last but not least, the strap comes in black technological satin and is complemented by an 18k gold ardillon buckle decorated with 17 brilliant-cut diamonds.