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Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaires SIHH 2013

Marina Milojević | 02.07.13 | 02:51 AM

On the occasion of SIHH 2013, Van Cleef & Arpels presents a couple of new watches in the Charms Extraordinaries line.

What makes the Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaires collection unique are the lucky charm motifs, spinning around the dial. The very first watch in this lineup was launched back in 2008, and now the brand presents four new limited editions, all relating to the new tales of luck. Each piece in the collection is crafted using the most demanding watchmaking skills from engraving, miniature painting, lacquering and gem setting. Each of four models is decorated with a triple row of precious stones and each tells its own tale on the dial: the lily-of-the-valley, the lotus flower, the dandelion and the swallow.

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Muguet

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Muguet

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Muguet depicts the lily of the valley motif paired with brand’s emblematic figure – the fairy. In the symbolic language of flowers, which helps us to express the feelings which otherwise could not be spoken, lily-of-the-valley is a lucky plant that can make even the most precious wishes come true.

The watch is crafted in pink gold and graced with diamonds and yellow sapphires. The case measures 38mm in diameter and conceals a Quartz movement. The miniature painting on the dial is made and sculptured on mother of pearl. Limited edition of 22 exemplars.

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Lotus

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Lotus

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Lotus depicts the gorgeous corolla of the lotus flower which, in Asian culture, symbolizes the self-fulfillment, enlightenment and purity. This watch can be worn as a talisman that invokes inner peace.

The piece is crafted in white gold and set with diamonds, sapphires and Paraíba tourmalines. It measures 32mm in diameter and features a diamond-set champlevé enamel dial. The simple functions of the watch are propelled by Quartz movement. Limited edition of 22 pieces.

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Féérie Dandelion

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Féérie Dandelion

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Féérie Dandelion depicts a butterfly-winged fairy sitting on a dandelion. This flower is associated with luck and the spread of knowledge, while the blowing of its feathers is said to make a wish come true.

The watch is crafted in white gold and it measures 38mm in diameter. The bezel is set with diamonds and sapphires, while the translucent lacquer, champlevé enamel dial features sculpted gold and diamonds. The watch uses a Quartz movement and it is available in 22-piece limited edition.

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Hirondelles

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Hirondelles

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Hirondelles depicts a pair of swallows, symbolizing the coming of spring. All across the Europe, the swallows are thought to bring good luck to the house where they build their nest.

The watch is made of pink gold and set with diamonds, pink and violet sapphires. The 32mm case is graced with a cloud-shaped lucky charm, while the dial features a miniature painting on mother-of-pearl adorned with diamonds and violet sapphires. Quartz movement. Limited edition of 22 pieces.

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