We’re always eager to see what brands choose to launch as Chinese New Year approaches. For some, it’s because they’re so downright awful – uninspired, cringe-worthy sales opportunities that inspire no creativity and serve only to lead us down the road of buying for buying’s sake. With others, it’s because they bring a fun flavour to the changing of the zodiac that celebrates the new year with a treat that’s truly special.

Louis Vuitton’s latest release is definitely among the latter. A range of 12 zodiac-inspired dials now grace the French maison’s Tambour Horizon smartwatch, showcasing the fusion of expert handcraftsmanship and new technology that the brand endeavours to imbue in all its styles.

So go ahead: select your favourite animal and wear it proudly not only during the upcoming Year of the Dog, but also in years to come. Click through the gallery to see what’s on offer.