Van Cleef & Arpels will be bringing time to the wrists of its customers with a bit more whimsy than most of them are probably accustomed. The Swiss-based jeweler has long had a reputation for startlingly unique jewelery, and the line of watches they introduce in 2013 will be no different. Van Cleef & Arpels showed three new lines at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) to based on fantasy, enchantment, and poetry.
The Complication Poetique Line is to be highlighted by the “Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantee, which features a tiny dancer with golden wings. The watch has a white gold case and diamond bezel, but the method of telling time is probably the piece’s most unique feature. When the wearer wants to know the time they press a button at the 8 o’clock position and the dancer’s tutu moves. One skirt points to the hour and the other points to the minutes.
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The fantasy ballerina watch is probably the most whimsical and rare of the new year’s watches; Van Clee & Arpels will be making only two a month for the foreseeable future. Other watches in the three lines will use precious metals, gems, and other materials to create timepieces that feature fairies, butterflies, and swallows.
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The Van Cleef & Arpels watches bring their expected fresh perspective on time pieces that is sure to get wearers noticed.
Matthew H for Raymond Lee Jewelers, South Florida’s premiere source for buying and selling luxury watches and designer jewelry.