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Ballet beautiful by Van Cleef & Arpels
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Ballet beautiful by Van Cleef & Arpels

Monday, 01 March 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
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Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complications® watches provide a unique vision of time, in which craft skills combine with technical prowess to bring stories to life. Their intricate mechanisms offer precious moments of emotion, marked by the distinctive imagination of the Maison.

In homage to the world of dance, one of the Maison’s cherished inspirations, Van Cleef & Arpels has created the three Lady Arpels Ballerines Musicales watches. These timepieces echo the colors and musical themes of the three-part ballet Jewels, created in the 1960s by the choreographer George Balanchine following his encounter with Claude Arpels. Each of the melodies has been specially adapted to be played by a watch using an innovative combination of a carillon and a music box. Their intricate architecture produces a particularly fine musical effect, providing a genuine sound experience. Finally, different precious stones – emeralds, rubies and diamonds – and schools of dance – French, American and Russian – are revealed on animated dials thanks to the Maison’s craftsmanship.

Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Watch Ruby © Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Watch Ruby © Van Cleef & Arpels
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