Watches and Wonders 2023: Van Cleef & Arpels brings poetry to timekeeping
By: David Ho
March 31, 2023
Van Cleef & Arpels added its signature whimsicality to timekeeping novelties presented at Watches and Wonders 2023 in Geneva
Combining its jewellery and watchmaking traditions, the maison presents new jewellery watches from its Perlée and Alhambra collections. The Perlée secret pendant watch is inspired by the pocket watches that appeared in 17th-century Europe.
High jewellery watches
The skills of Van Cleef & Arpels’ Workshops are also showcased in the Ludo Secret and the À Cheval High Jewelry watches.
For the Poetic Complications collection, Van Cleef & Arpels mixes watchmaking techniques with precious materials and traditional craft skills to bring a story to life on the dial.
The creations under the Extraordinary Objects collection is in line with the clocks and table objects created by the maison since its origin. The Éveil du Cyclamen automaton showcases a bouquet of flowers that open to reveal a bejewelled butterfly.