2013 is the Chinese Year of the Snake, one of the 12-year cycle of animals in the Chinese Zodiac. These animals symbolize the cycle of hours in the day so it is fitting that The Chinese Timekeeper has created a special limited edition watch collection titled the CTK17 to celebrate the Year of the Snake.
The Hong Kong based Chinese Timekeeper is a luxury watch brand that extolls the virtues of Chinese made horological quality coupled with the extensive experience garnered by it’s owner Adrien Chouxs from within the European watchmaking industry.
Adrien Choux, has recently returned from a the Baselworld 2013 exhibition where he showcased his two new collections. We have already taken a look at the CTK18 White Jade, now we’ll discover a little more about the CTK17.
The Year of the Snake edition carries all of the design aspects associated with the Chinese Timekeeper brand such as the four-layered case, long haired Chinese sage on the dial, prominent screws coupled with a buckle that represents the Circle of Heaven. Without doubt, the most striking feature of this timepiece is the majestic snake on the case & dial.
The tail of the snake starts on the back of the case continuing goes along each of the 4 layers of the case structure. Appearing on top of the watch where it is deeply engraved on the watch bezel before diving below extending itself across the black dial, tongue flickering. The effect of the snake provides one of the 18 lucky owners with a unique design statement sure to catch the eye of others.
The Chinese Timekeeper has opted for the most obvious material for the strap, taupe coloured Snake skin to further celebrate the 6th animal of the Chinese Zodiac.
The 18 piece limited edition CTK17 Year of the Snake collection is priced at HK$32,800 and is available at the Hong Kong Boutique (82 Stone Nullah Lane, Wanchai) or on the website: www.thechinesetimekeeper.com