For Van Cleef & Arpels, gardens are a place of peace sensory pleasures where colors and scents, whispering water and singing birds mingle with architecture and the play of light. All of our creations tell a story and are linked with pure beauty and emotions, evoking an array of wonderful moments.
This year, Van Cleef & Arpels has introduced four new “Poetic Complication” timepieces, each symbolizing the unique beauty of four archetypal and magnificent world gardens: the French, the Romantic English, Italian Renaissance and Far East Asian. Each of the watches rotates on a 365 day calendar, revealing seasonal facets and dimensions formed by intricate hand enameling and gold work.
The Extraordinary Cabinet is designed as an ultimate collector’s item, housing each of the four watches in a chic and luxurious display. With this cabinet one can experience an exclusive moment of tranquility while gazing upon 4 extraordinary, unique creations of time-telling and beauty.
Realized from the finest selection of sycamore wood, gold and mother of pearl inlay, the cabinet has been made in an extremely limited edition of 10 pieces worldwide. Through this incredible anthology piece, one journeys through 4 distinctive worlds of flora and fauna…the mythical and fascinating Italian Renaissance, Romantic English, Far East Asian and French gardens. With a gentle slide, each door opens to reveal a magnifying glass. Below the glass, one of the unique poetic complications radiates with light and color. Therein lies the illusion of gazing through a window upon a mystifying garden.
The first of two sections displays 4 slots located on the top of the cabinet which exhibit a motif in mother of pearl inlay corresponding to a specific garden theme. Each slot slides open to reveal a magnifying glass illuminating the four watches located underneath. The second section provides access to each timepiece.
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