A Work of Art

Van Cleef & Arpels enchanted once more at Watches and Wonders Geneva 2024 with their latest creations, each timepiece offering a glimpse into a mesmerising world.

Van Cleef & Arpels, with their rich heritage and unwavering dedication to the métiers d’art, once again captivated enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike at Watches and Wonders Geneva 2024. The maison’s timeless commitment to preserving and innovating traditional craftsmanship was evident with each masterpiece of ingenuity and elegance. From celestial fantasies to floral reveries, these timekeepers transcend mere measurement, offering glimpses into an enchanted world where time becomes a canvas for artistic expression.

Lady Arpels Jour Nuit and Lady Jour Nuit
A celestial ballet unfolds on the dial of the Lady Arpels Jour Nuit and Lady Jour Nuit watches, where diamond-paved moons and stars perpetually chase the sun. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these timepieces feature a 24-hour rotating disc that gradually transforms the dial, capturing the magic of a starry night sky. Murano aventurine glass adds depth and brilliance to the celestial tableau, while enamel decal techniques bring the scene to life with vibrant hues and delicate details. Available in 33mm and 38mm cases, these watches are a tribute to Van Cleef & Arpels’ timeless ‘Poetry of Time’.

Lady Arpels Brise d’Été
Celebrate the freshness of a summer morning with the Lady Arpels Brise d’Été watch, where plique-à-jour enamel butterflies flutter to life against a backdrop of azure hues. Meticulously painted flowers and blades of grass evoke a bucolic landscape where time flows in harmony with nature’s cycle. The 38mm watch features an on-demand automaton movement, allowing users to animate the dial with the push of a button, at which two butterflies gracefully return to their initial position to indicate the time, alternating at noon and midnight.

Lady Arpels Jour Enchanté and Lady Arpels Nuit Enchantée
In the enchanting Lady Arpels Jour Enchanté watch lies a graceful silhouette amidst a morning landscape. Delicate leaves of white gold and plique-à-jour enamel play host to a radiant field of flowers, each blossom emerging in relief through the maison’s innovative façonné enamel technique. The feminine figure, sculpted in white gold, spreads pearly-white plique-à-jour enamel wings against a turquoise sky adorned with spessartite garnets and diamonds. The Lady Arpels Nuit Enchantée celebrates lapidary craftsmanship with carefully selected sapphires, creating a cave-like ambience. A white-gold fairy, adorned with glittering plique-à-jour enamel wings, exudes serenity under the moonlit sky, with exuberant details and engraving techniques on the reverse adding to the enchantment. Both watches boast a refined 41mm case crafted from white gold and adorned with dazzling diamonds.

As Van Cleef & Arpels continues to push the boundaries of haute horlogerie, the company remains steadfast in its commitment to preserving and transmitting the métiers d’art to future generations. Through educational partnerships and cultural initiatives, the maison ensures that the legacy of craftsmanship lives on, inspiring new generations of artisans and aficionados alike.

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