In typical Zannetti style, the Rome-based watch brand unveils its newest timepiece, The Year of the Dog Scuba, taking a light-hearted approach. The dial of the watch — like so many of the brand’s best timepieces — is entirely hand painted. Instead of selecting a Chinese breed, or a serious life-like looking dog, Zannetti opted to go with a wonderfully inspiring bulldog.
Thanks to the playful, loyal spirit of the dog, Zannetti dedicates a dial full of joy in the new Scuba watch, which is part of the brand’s Piranha collection. The brand depicts the strong, strong but smiling dog in bright colors, destined to give a moment of good humor every time one glances at the wrist. The dial is completely engraved and decorated by hand on a corozo surface using a natural plant-based material perfect for micro-engravings. Each dials is then hand painted using polychrome enamels — making each watch unique. The 41mm automatic watch is equipped with a helium valve for diving, and has a unidirectional bezel. The hands are Zannetti hands with SuperLuminova. The sapphire crystal features a double antireflective treatment and a secret signature. The retail price is as joyful as the watch: Approximatley $6,200. If you are looking for Zannetti – check out Grenons of Newport.
Year of the Dog Backgrounder
We have covered many of the Year of the Dog watches in detail here. However, let’s talk a little about the concept of the Year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, every year is linked to a zodiac animal according to a 12-year cycle. 2018 is the year of the Dog, which occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese Zodiac. The Dog years include: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030 …
• Lucky Colors: pink, green, purple, crimson
• Lucky Numbers: 3,4,9
• Lucky Flowers: Rose, Orchid
Dogs are loyal and honest, lovable and kind, cautious and prudent. Because of their strong sense of loyalty and sincerity they do anything for people they feel are important to them. Since dogs are not good communicators, it is difficult for them to share their thoughts with others and may sometimes appear a little stubborn. Born with a good character, they want a peaceful life and a beautiful family.