Fabergé has launched two limited edition pieces in celebration of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig.
The two new designs are the the ‘Fabergé Lady Levity with Pig’ watch and the ‘Palais Tsarskoye Selo Red Locket with Pig Surprise’.
Fabergé’s Lady Levity with Pig surprise is a new design of its Lady Levity timepiece. Inspired by a silver gilt, enamel and rock crystal desk clock created by Peter Carl Fabergé, the Lady Levity with Pig is powered by a mechanical movement developed exclusively for year of the pig.
Fabergé said the “unique movement” allows there to be a space where other watches place mechanics, freeing the design to prominently feature the pig motif crafted in platinum on a domed bombé sapphire crystal set on a white mother-of-pearl dial.
Fabergé adds the design of the pig motif means it is only visible to the wearer under “certain light conditions and at particular angles”.
The Palais Tsarskoye Selo Red Locket with Pig Surprise features a red guilloché enamel and 17 round white diamonds set in 18 carat yellow and rose gold. The locket opens to reveal a pink enamel pig with dazzling diamond eyes.
These two pieces commemorate Fabergé’s first individual creations for the Chinese New Year when, in 1911, master craftsman Francois Birbaum was commissioned by the royal court of Siam to make a series of objects and trinkets for the Year of the Pig.