Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Jour Nuit Coccinelles

At SIHH in January 2015, Van Cleef & Arpels presented two new Poetic Complication watches. This piece, Lady Arpels Jour Nuit Coccinelles, has a mechanical automatic movement driving the hour and minute hands, with an additional 24-hour module powering a disc lying behind the over-dial featuring four-leaved clovers crafted in champlevé enamel. The lower dial disc, in champlevé enamel with diamond-set flowers on a dark background to depict the night, and two small cloisonné enamel ladybirds appearing by day, rotates once every 24 hours and so changes the watch from a day to a night scene.

Van Cleef & Arpels often feature symbols of good luck, and the four-leaf clovers and ladybirds are classic examples. The watch has a 38-mm case, with diamond-set bezel, a dark green alligator strap, and a white gold pin buckle also set with diamonds.

This is a numbered, but not limited, edition. Price on request from boutiques.




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