Stepping into 2018, the Chinese zodiac of rooster will be replaced by dog, the most loyal friend of human. To mark the beginning of Year of the Dog celebrations Coinwatch has created a special watch incorporating a silver coin with an auspicious dog’s design.
This is the fifth Chinese zodiac design in the Croesus Collection by Coinwatch. As always, the latest edition is created from the commemorative silver coin made by The Perth Mint of Australia. The watch is launched as a limited edition with only 999 pieces.
Currencies are a symbol of national development and commemorative coins mark various important occasions. Coinwatch understands the delicate connection between time and coin, which is why the quintessence of coin design is injected in the design of timepieces. The Chinese zodiac watches of the Croesus Collection successfully made use of commemorative silver coins to fuse the beautiful messages in traditional Chinese culture onto a watch. There is a strong association between the last king of Lydia – Croesus and Collection name of Croesus in Coinwatch. He not only raised his kingdom to the zenith of power but was also credited with issuing the first true gold coin, and this ties in with the proud history of Coinwatch as the inventor of coin-inspired watches.
Coinwatch has been issuing a Chinese zodiac silver coin watch every year since 2014. These watches do not only express the brand’s emphasis on traditional Chinese culture, but also help us share the joy of the New Year with watch lovers.
The Year of the Dog watch of the Croesus Collection is created with the 50 cents Year of the Dog Silver Proof Coin from The Perth Mint of Australia. Struck from 99.99% pure silver, these coins are sophisticatedly processed by Coinwatch. Each silver coin is directly transformed into the dial of the watch. The watchmaker slice the Year of the Dog silver coin vertically into two parts: the front becomes the dial; the back becomes the case back. The Swiss quartz movement that keeps the watch running is hidden in the coin. A sturdy and reliable 40 mm stainless steel case protects the silver coin and the movement and is matched with a black genuine leather strap.
At the centre of the silver coin dial of the Year of the Dog coin watch of the Croesus Collection are a German shepherd dog and a pup lying in grass. They look at a distance in great spirit, which symbolise a future full of hope. Next to the shepherd dogs are reliefs of Chinese peony designs. Peony is also known as the “king of all flowers”. It is one of the ten most famous flowers of China and symbolises wealth and luck. Peony represents affluence and social prosperity. The markers at 12 o’clock on the silver coin is inscribed with the Chinese character “Dog” to echo with “Year of the Dog” at 6H; the “P” mintmark at the 3H position, on the other hand, refers to The Perth Mint. The designer has specially added a ring of hour markers on the outer rim of the silver coin for convenient time reading. The brand of Coinwatch is printed on the top end of the marker ring so that it would not affect the silver coin design.
Flipping to the back of the watch, users can appreciate the back side of the silver coin, which engraved the effigy and the name of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and other relevant information of the coin, such as the country of issue, the denomination, the material, the weight and the purity of the silver, etc.
Movement: Swiss Quartz Movement
Functions: 3 Hands
Dial: The Perth Mint Australia 9999 Silver 50-cent
Year of the Dog Commemorative Coin
Case: Stainless Steel, 40mm
Glass: Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
Case back: The Perth Mint Australia 9999 Silver 50-cent
Year of the Dog Commemorative Coin
Strap: Black Leather Strap
Buckle: Stainless Steel Pin Buckle
Water resistance: 30M
Limited edition: 999 pieces