Watches Alhambra Watches

Created in 1968, Van Cleef & Arpels' Alhambra® motif has become a timeless symbol of luck. It is honored in this watch collection through a range of precious materials, colors and sizes and perfectly matches Alhambra jewelry creations.

New creations are joining the Alhambra collection. Time is concealed at the heart of the emblematic, four-leafed clover-inspired motif. Following in the footsteps of the chain watches that appeared in Europe in the 17th century, these jewels that tell the time take the form of precious pendants, accompanying their wearer’s silhouette.

  • Sweet Alhambra watch in onyx, white gold and diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels

    Sweet Alhambra watch in onyx, white gold and diamonds

In keeping with the Alhambra collection’s iconic aesthetic, each creation is adorned with precious materials. Two of them showcase the intense radiance of guilloché gold: the first discloses a dial in white mother-of-pearl beneath a motif in guilloché rose gold, while the second conceals a dial in guilloché yellow gold inside a sparkling case, entirely set with diamonds.

  • Sweet Alhambra watch in pink gold and white mother-of-pearl. Van Cleef & Arpels

    Sweet Alhambra watch in pink gold and white mother-of-pearl

  • Alhambra secret pendant watch in carnelian, pink gold, white mother-of-pearl and diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels

    Alhambra secret pendant watch in carnelian, pink gold, white mother-of-pearl and diamonds

The diamond creations are elegantly paved using the snow setting technique, which consists in bringing stones of different diameters together to cover as much of the surface as possible. The diamonds reveal their brilliance thanks to the gold structure’s openwork; it allows the light to pass though when the watch is opened, producing an intense sparkle. This traditional jewelry technique is testimony to the careful attention paid to every detail.

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