At their core, watches are complex, incredible machines whose main purpose is to keep track of time. The minute and second hands take their daily revolutions and with one quick glance, the wearer can know if they are early, late or right on time. Van Cleef & Arpels, the famed jewelry brand, have taken this basic and timeless precept, the simple wrist watch, and elevated it. Through ingenuity and superior skill, they have transformed the watch into a stupendous piece of craftsmanship with original designs that resemble a lyrical poem or a captivating painting.
The elegant brand launched their collection Poetic Complications in 2006, celebrating the Maison’s centenary with the introduction of the Lady Arpels Centenaire watch. The dial is surrounded by a ring of shimmering diamonds. And behind the delicate trinity of mother of pearl clouds, lays a revolving blue watch face with an inlaid composition reflecting the four seasons, which miraculously keeps current with the actual time of year!
As the first buds open in spring, this marvelous watch matches with a branch of small green leaves and colorful butterflies. When the trees start to turn in the fall, yellow and orange leaves emerge from behind the clouds. As temperatures drop outside, a few intricate snowflakes come forth. And as life becomes warm and resplendent under the summer sun, so too do blossoming flowers and whimsical dragonflies appear. This alluring watch captures the beauty and joy of each season while maintaining perfect time.
The Centenaire watch ignited a whole new breathtaking vision of watchmaking, where each new creation demonstrates a unique and unparalleled fusion of imagination and technical prowess. Every year, Van Cleef & Arpels releases a watch that features a magical and romantic story that excites one’s sense of wonder. Ever wish you could capture the full moon and shooting stars in a Parisian night sky? Or with a brief look at your wrist, do you dream of knowing where each planet in the realm of outer space is? Van Cleef & Arpels has an extraordinary watch for you that allows you to keep precise time while getting lost in a delightful and enchanting daydream.
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