Poetic Astronomy® offers an invitation to live in harmony with the rhythm of the cosmos. The Midnight and Lady Arpels Zodiac Lumineux creations recreate the sparkle of the stars with an exclusive light-on-demand module. They illuminate the twelve signs of the Western Zodiac.
The creations’ spellbinding illumination has its origins in a phenomenon known as piezoelectricity. Developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels, the module incorporates a piezoceramic blade whose vibration ‒ when pressing the push-button ‒ enables electrical energy to be generated mechanically.
The dials brought to life by this technical feat are decorated at Van Cleef & Arpels’ Meyrin workshops in Switzerland. Individually sculpted in white gold, the Zodiac signs on the masculine watches stand out against a background in glitter blue enamel, evoking the heavenly vault. On the feminine watches, these symbolic figures are adorned with white or yellow gold, precious stones and enamel. The depths of the cosmos are suggested by an intense glittery effect on the blue, nuanced by an interplay of light and shade.
Wander through the Poetry of Time® and meet these watches creations.