People say that imagination is the most terrible. It is boundless and has nothing. For example, there are no dragons in this world, and there are many people portrayed. The imagination gives it an amazing image and legend, so it becomes a fairy in the word, and everyone would rather trust it.
The dragon is an ancient cultural totem with a history of 5,000 years in China. It is the head of all beasts in ancient legends and spirits. It is a symbol of Chinese emperors and embodies the strong national spirit of the Chinese people.
龙 In ancient Chinese legends, the dragon is the meaning of 褒. The dragon is an auspicious and magical animal that is said to be able to rain and punish demons and monsters. In feudal society, the dragon is a symbol of the emperor, such as ‘True Dragon Emperor’, ‘Dragon Robe’, ‘Dragon Bed’ and so on. There are many Chinese idioms for ‘dragon’, such as ‘Dragon and Phoenix Dance’, ‘Dragon and Phoenix Show Cheung’, ‘Hidden Dragon and Crouching Tiger’, ‘Drawing the Finish of the Dragon’, ‘Living Dragons and Living Tigers’, and ‘Climbing Dragons and Phoenixes’. The descendants of Yan Huang proudly called themselves ‘the heirs of the dragon.’
Chinese and Western cultures are very different. Westerners’ associations and views on the ‘dragon’ are completely different from the Chinese. ‘Dragon’ is a derogatory word in the West and a symbol of evil. English words with dragon: the Old Dragon Satan, the devil; dragonish dragon-like, fierce, and harsh; Sow dragon’s teeth sow seeds of discord or destruction. In Western mythology, dragon is a scary demon. In the biblical story, dragon is the embodiment of evil. Satan, the demon who opposes God, is called the ‘big dragon.’ The saints of Christ also take pride in killing dragons.
Nine Dragons culture also extends to the field of watches and clocks. More than 3,000 years ago, our ancestors first invented the two kinds of timers, the ‘Turkwey’ and the ‘Japanese rule’, made of earth and stone, and became one of the earliest countries in the world to invent timers. Slowly, the timer slowly followed the influx of European horological culture. Not only was it a timing machine, it also became a work of art that the royals were competing to collect. The first foreign clock in history was shipped to China in 1582 and dedicated to Governor Chen Rui on December 27 of the same year. In 1601, Father Matteo came to China and paid tribute to an iron bell with a driving pendant. The Chinese emperor has always been called the Tianlong alive, a thing that the royal family loves. It is inevitable to decorate the dragon pattern to express its rights and wealth. There are also many foreign clocks that are specifically targeted at the Asian market, especially those with enamel art and carving art with dragon patterns created to pay tribute to China. Since then, it can be seen that the decorative culture of dragon patterns on clocks has a long history.
Hublot China Dragon Watch
Pocket watch decorated with western dragon
Dior Ulan Bator Fantasia in Paradise Fantasia Series
Cartier Dragon Watch
Dragon Boat Alarm Clock The shape of the alarm clock is a common dragon boat. The dragon head represents the bow and the feathery tail represents the stern.
Anna Hu Dragon & Phoenix Set