With Chinese New Year just around the corner, Swatch has created LUCKY MONKEY (SUOZ203), just in time to join the celebrations welcoming the Year of the Monkey.
Featured on the white dial of the new Chinese New Year Special is a red monkey. A closer look reveals that he is holding a peach — a clue that this is no ordinary monkey. In fact, this is the Monkey King, a hero of the classic Chinese fantasy novel, Journey to the West. A comic adventure written in the 17th century, it is full of fantastic tales. In a famous and still popular episode, the Monkey King steals and eats the Heavenly Peaches — which makes him immortal!