Watchmaking

Poetic astronomy at Van Cleef & Arpels

Contemplating the night sky, Van Cleef & Arpels dreamed of living at the pace of the cosmos: capturing the dance of the planets, charting the constellations and gathering stars as eternal companions. This dream inspired precious watch creations that reflect the Poetry of Time specific to the Maison. Midnight in Paris, Lady Arpels Jour Nuit, Midnight Planétarium, the Zodiac Lumineux collection and more: combining celestial poetry and the art of measuring time, these watches enrich every instant with unique emotions.

The spectacle of the heavens, which has nurtured the creative vision of Van Cleef & Arpels since the 1920s, comes to life through masterful mechanisms: 24-hour complex movements, planetarium designs, not to mention on-demand lighting.

From one creation to the next, watchmaking savoir-faire blends with stone selection and traditional fine crafts such as enamel work, marquetry of hard stones, as well as relief sculpture on gold. Veritable miniature tableaux are thus born, each one an invitation to dreams and contemplation.