Van Cleef & Arpels Unveils Poetry of Time Collection at Watches and Wonders 2023

At this year’s Watches and Wonders Van Cleef & Arpels further explored themes of enchantment and nature with its Poetry of Time collection. The historic Maison unveiled creations that showcase its jewellery and watchmaking traditions, including jewellery watches from the Perlée and Alhambra collections featuring newly sourced gems and captivating High Jewellery timepieces revealing hidden dials. Elsewhere in the collection, Van Cleef & Arpels expands its line of clocks and table objects with its latest Extraordinary Objects, displaying the Maison’s unique craftsmanship and mechanical movements. Discover highlights from Van Cleef & Arpels Poetry of Time collection below.

Jewellery Watches

Perlée Secret Pendant Watch 

Inspired by watches from 17th century Europe, the Perlée Secret Pendant Watch features golden beads within a soft ballet palette that hangs on a long necklace chain. The hidden watch face is revealed when the jewelled motif is rotated.

Perlée Watch 

Worn on the wrist, the Perlée Watch face displays a double row of golden beads with four luxurious dial options including guilloché rose gold, diamond-paved white gold, pavé-set diamonds, or mother of pearl. Each watch is complemented by interchangeable bracelets made from alligator or 18K rose gold.

High Jewellery Watches

Ludo Secret Watch

Van Cleef & Arpels expands its iconic High Jewellery Watch range with a new size. Assembled by hand, the latest addition is available in two stunning combinations of rose gold with either diamonds or pink sapphires. Worn around the wrist, mesh links work in a brick pattern to provide comfort and flexibility.

Poetic Complications

Lady Féerie or Rose Watch

Since the 1940s, Van Cleef & Arpels has celebrated the enchantment of fairies in its expertly-crafted creations. This year, the Maison revisits this theme by debuting a new iteration of its Lady Féerie watch with an entirely pink palette. The latest creation features a 33mm case and a motif of the fairy marking the passing hours with her magic wand.

Extraordinary Objects

Planétarium Automaton 

Presenting the Sun, and other plants in our celestial system visible from Earth; each planet moves with the genuine speed of the heavenly bodies rotation. A shooting star appears from a door, circling the dial to indicate hours, accompanied by a divine melody.