Luxury Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin has unveiled a new timepiece to mark the start of a new year in the Chinese Zodiac. Part of its Métiers d'Art collection, the new watch –The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rooster – will take the mantle from the previous edition, which pays homage to the year of the monkey.

Following the design of its predecessor, the new timepiece features a hands-free dial whereby the time, date and day is told using four subtle windows, allowing the rooster motif in the middle to deservedly take centrestage. The hand-engraved rooster is made of platinum or pink gold and master craftsmen, together with enameling experts, work together to produce the stunning final dial. Meanwhile, the transparent sapphire caseback allows for the full appreciation of the maison's famed Caliber 2460 G4, which keeps the watch running immaculately.

The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rooster by Vacheron Constantin is available in pink gold or platinum case and is limited to 12 pieces per variation. For more information, visit vacheron-constantin.com. Also, discover the new Longines Avigation watch.