1937, Cocktail Bronx bracelet/ 1919 to 1926 drawings of lucky charms, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection
In the 1920's, Van Cleef & Arpels began creating precious charms imbued with humor and poetry.
Appealing to the refined tastes of an international elite, they reinterpreted traditional symbols of luck and love – mistletoe, hearts, horseshoes and four-leaf clovers – along with more unexpected inspirations, such as cocktails.
In gold and precious stones, they could be worn at the wrist or around the neck as personal lucky charms – both elegant and intimate.
Charms of a Charms timepiece, Charms collection
In 2008, the Maison drew inspiration from this tradition to create a new collection of women's timepieces, adorned with a moving charm: the Charms timepieces
Charms 38mm white gold / Charms Mini 25mm pink gold / Charms 32mm pink gold / Charms 38mm white gold timepieces
The Charms watch has established itself as one of Van Cleef & Arpels' emblematic watchmaking creations.
Suitable for every occasion, the Charms timepiece takes on a multitude of aspects: in pink or white gold; with a bezel in solid gold or set with diamonds; and with gold, diamond-set or interchangeable satin bracelets.
Charms 32mm timepiece, pink gold, three lines of diamonds, black satin strap, Charms collection
The Charms watch is easily distinguished by its well-rounded shape and its clean lines – typical of the Maison's delicately feminine style – and is embellished with a lucky charm, which rotates to accompany the movements of the wrist.
Thanks to its joyful dance, each day becomes a moment of luck, filled with sparkling hours.
With exquisite simplicity, it reinvents an interpretation of time which is both personal and precious. New stories of luck and elegance reveal themselves with the passage of time.
Dial of a Charms timepiece, Charms collection
The curved case is embellished with details of rare refinement. The dial is decorated with a subtle guilloché effect that duplicates the moving charm: at its center, the lucky motif repeats like an echo.
Van Cleef & Arpels signature, case of the Charms timepiece, Charms collection
The arabesques of Van Cleef & Arpels appear engraved in English calligraphy on the rim of the case, like a precious signature.
Charms 38mm timepiece, white gold, three lines of diamonds, full paved bracelet, Charms collection
To accentuate the jewelry aspect of the collection, 2 or 3 rows of diamonds adorn the bezels of certain models. With their clarity evaluated at VVS1 or VVS2 and their whiteness at D, E or F, they are selected according to the same stringent criteria that the Maison uses for its jewelry pieces.
Available in three sizes, the Charms timepieces also exists in Charms Extraordinaires editions. Their dials are graced by miniature works of art.
Perlée ring, small model / Perlée signature ring / Perlée diamond ring / Perlée diamond and clover pendants, pink gold
Playful and elegant, the Charms collection matches perfectly with the delicacy of Perlée creations’ golden beads.The Perlée collection offers an infinite number of combinations, allowing to express personal style. Mix and match sets are both unique and versatile, to adapt to every mood or occasion.