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Van Cleef & Arpels

The history of Van Cleef & Arpels began in 1896, following the marriage of Alfred Van Cleef to the daughter of a seller of precious stones, Esther Arpels. Driven by a passion for the beautiful and excellence, the brand perpetuates a style imbued with creativity, enchantment and poetry. It also possesses a high degree of expertise in the world of jewellery and watch-making. It has been part of the Richemont Group since 2000.

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1906

Marriage in Paris of Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef.

1935

The brand takes a big step forward in watch-making terms with the Cadenas watch, a combination of beauty and functionality.

2006

Creation of the poetic collection with the idea of offering women mechanical watch-making with complication.

2010

The Pont des Amoureux watch introduces two lovers whose romantic stroll marks the passing of time prior to a much awaited rendez-vous.