Ancient legend in Asia says that jade is much more than a talisman. Anyone who wears this precious green-tinted gemstone with its beneficent aura is protected for life. But jade is more than a precious stone, it is a charm handed down the generations. In ancient times, it was given to newborn babies and newlyweds to bring them happiness and prosperity. A rare thousand-year-old stone, an imperial symbol of China's ancient heritage representing good fortune and the family lineage, this jade has been transformed into an exquisite adornment to create the new Promesse watch by Baume & Mercier.

The Promesse Jade watch is being released in a limited series of eight. © Baume & Mercier

As a tribute to Asian traditions, Baume & Mercier created the Promesse Jade watch as an everlasting sign of love, the symbol of lifetime commitment to the woman you love to show her the intensely deep feelings she arouses. The Promesse Jade watch features an oval jade bezel adorned with 61 diamonds. Delicately sized at 34 mm, this decidedly feminine timepiece is adorned with a silver-colored dial featuring a draped guilloché decor, Roman numerals and hour markers set with eight diamonds. Powered by a high-quality Swiss quartz movement and with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the Promesse Jade is complemented by a glossy white alligator strap. The engraving on the back of the watch reads "Limited Edition – One out of 8."