Enchanting interpretation of time: Lady Arpels Papillon Extraordinaire watch – SIHH 2013
Poetry of Time by Van Cleef & Arpels at the Salon de la Haute Horlogerie
Sculpted mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, plique-a-jour enamel, diamonds are encased in this new Van Cleef & Arpels’ enchanting interpretation of time presented at the Salon de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH 2013). With a scenography by Agence Jean-Baptiste Auvray, Van Cleef & Arpels was transformed into a harmonious slice of nature, strewn with lucky charms. Diamond fairies, butterflies, ballerinas, lilies of the valley, lotus flowers, dandelions and swallows were included into Charms Extraordinaire and Cadrans Extraordinaires collections.
Each year, with its “Extraordinary Dials” novelties, the Maison revisits one of its emblematic motifs, the butterfly, using a new palette of shimmering colors.
“A true distillation of savoir-faire, this Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Extraordinaire watch elegantly combines hard stone marquetry for the sections in lapis lazuli, sculpture on gold and mother-of-pearl for the background and the outline of the butterfly, plique-a-jour enameling for the color of the wings and diamond setting,” said the luxury watch house.