With just a couple of days left to the start of the new Lunar calendar, it’s time for the finishing touches to this year’s lucky look. The new year is marked by the Rat, the first sign in the Chinese Zodiac. The Rat is said to represent renewal, standing for passion and ambition while bringing the luck of wealth with it.
Legend has it that the Jade Emperor, ruler of all gods, hosted a race for all the animals. The Rat beat out all other stealthy animals and came in first place by using its intelligence and speed, hence winning first place in the zodiac calendar. According to the legend, the Rat was smart enough to cross the river on the back of the Ox, and jumped off the Ox’s back to quickly finish the race ahead.
These 2020 Chinese New Year luxury watches celebrate the Rat as an omen of harvests and prosperity, in the most timely fashion.
This story first appeared in Prestige Online Malaysia.