VAN CLEEF & ARPELS – Cadrans Extraordinaires Oiseaux Enchantés
Breathtakingly beautiful birds with shimmering feathers have nestled on the dial of the Lady Arpels for the first time. These three limited edition models (22 of each available) have been designed by Van Cleef & Arpels and made by French feather artist Nelly Saunier, famous for collaborating with several haute couture designers. Three birds – the red cardinal and its scarlet feathers, the hummingbird and its blue feathers, the kingfisher and its turquoise feathers – soar above the dials whose gemstone marquetry (jade, variscite, jasper, lepidolite, lapis-lazuli, turquoise) is highlighted by rows of diamonds. So as not to disturb our precious and symbolic feathered friends, the hours and minutes lie discreetly in the heart of the mosaic scene. The baton-shape hands are brought to life by a manual wind movement inside the 38mm rose, yellow or white gold case. Price on request. Sharmila Bertin
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