Cadenas®, a jewel that tells the time

Van Cleef & Arpels reveals a new treasure trove of Cadenas watches  – true icons among the jewels of the Maison.


Created in 1935, the Cadenas watch has stood the test of time to become a signature of Van Cleef & Arpels. A symbol of sentimental attachment in the image of its clasp, this jewel that tells the time is said to have been inspired by the Duchess of Windsor, well-known for her keen sense of style. Graced with femininity, an angled dial underscores its refinement: the time is read discretely, in the manner of elegant ladies of the period.


Today, this iconic creation remains faithful to its original bold lines, with an improved clasp and an enlarged dial for increased visibility. Instantly recognizable, it assumes a range of variations – like so many facets of a single, distinctive personality. Powered by a quartz movement, the Cadenas collection now consists of 4 new models.


Discover these new creations.