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.
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.
Setting the diamonds on the lid
Setting the diamonds on the flange
Assembly of the rotating lid
Alhambra secret pendant watch in yellow gold 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.