Watchmaking

The Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique and
Lune Féerique watches

The Maison enriches the Extraordinary DialsTM collection with two watches evoking the wonder of the heavens. Designed as miniature works of art, these numbered, limited-edition timepieces deploy several exceptional forms of savoir-faire.

Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique watch

Lady Arpels Soleil Féerique watch White gold, Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Mother-of-pearl, Onyx, Sapphire S$ 515,000

The Sun, source of life, light and warmth, shines through the dial of this exceptional creation. It is composed of a light dome adorned with honeycomb-set yellow sapphires and diamonds that imparse an intense glow. Sunbeams gleaming in yellow gold alternate with white gold rays trimmed with plique-à-jour enamel for subtle transparency effects.

 

A playful fairy enlivens this dazzling scene: sculpted in polished and textured yellow gold, she is unmistakable with her diamond face and delicate wings that seem to suspend time.

Lady Arpels Lune Féerique watch

Lady Arpels Lune Féerique watch White gold, Aventurine, Diamond, Mother-of-pearl, Sapphire, Turquoise S$ 515,000

The Moon, celestial body that bathes the Earth in its gentle light, is in the spotlight of the new Lady Arpels Lune Féérique watch. Appearing as a three-dimensonial surface set with diamonds and sapphires, it seems to illuminate the scene, drawing a fairy’s attention. Her diamond face and wings contemplating a slender silhouette of polished and textured white gold.

 

Turquoise, as well as blue aventurine and black aventurine, are cut to provide depth, while round diamonds denote the path of shooting stars, and plique-à-jour enamel clals to mind diaphanous moonbeams. Beads of colored enamel punctuate this immersive tableau, representing the Earh’s neighboring planets.

Enamelers, engravers, lapidaries and gem setters combine their talents to express the full magic of a sky illuminated by the Sun or Moon. Fairies, the Maison’s benevolent muses, are portrayed in these watches amid high-relief decors reflecting the depth of the cosmos.

 

  • Lady Arpels Lune Féérique Watch, Extraordinary Dials collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

    Lady Arpels Lune Féérique Watch, Extraordinary Dials collection

  • Lady Arpels Soleil Féérique Watch, Extraordinary Dials collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

    Lady Arpels Soleil Féérique Watch, Extraordinary Dials collection