Asked to think of a material from which a watch might be made and chances are you’d pick steel, gold, plastic and other traditional items.
But would you have selected ‘jade’? Probably not!
Aiming to change that, Chinese firm Longio has launched the world’s first Hetian white jade tourbillon wrist watch.
Longio have been around since 1996 as a manufacturer of parts, high quality luxury timepieces and tourbillons.
The dial of the Mythos is composed of pure black enamel which features a highly detailed 18K gold Phoenix – crafted by hand under a microscope.
In Chinese mythology, the phoenix (called Feng Huang) is the symbol of high virtue and grace, of power and prosperity. It represents the union of yin and yang. A window in the dial allows a view of the Swiss made tourbillon.
If you’d like to find out more, and check out this unique piece, head over to see Mr Sunny Mi at Baselworld Hall 2, Booth C40.
Tell him sent you ;-)