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    SIHH-Lady-Arpels-Planetarium-2018

    On the occasion of the SIHH 2018, the Maison has drawn on new sources of wonder between Heaven and Earth to reflect its distinctive Poetry of Time®. Just as in childhood memories, everyone can lie down in the long grass and gaze up at the vast vault of the sky. Poetic Astronomy™ offers an invitation to plunge into the cosmos and observe the dance of the planets, presented in a precious setting. The gaze is drawn to the twelve constellations of the Zodiac, which light up thanks to a virtuoso mechanism.  The voyage continues from one time zone to another, from the starry night to the break of day, revealing the spectacle of nature bathed in sunlight. 

    Distinguished both by refined aesthetics and its automatic movement, developed exclusively for the Maison, the Lady Arpels Planétarium watch illustrates the Sun and the closest planets: Mercury, Venus and finally Earth, along with its natural satellite, the Moon. 

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    • With its invitation to live in harmony with the rhythm of the cosmos, Poetic Astronomy recreates the sparkle of the stars in a new series of twelve Midnight Zodiac Lumineux models, each equipped with an exclusive light-on-demand module. Developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels, the module incorporates a ceramic blade whose vibration ‒ under the effect of the wearer’s movements ‒ enables electrical energy to be generated mechanically. This energy is then used to supply between four and six leds: at the press of a button, they backlight the dial’s translucent enamel beads for about three seconds.

    • With its invitation to live in harmony with the rhythm of the cosmos, Poetic Astronomy recreates the sparkle of the stars in a new series of twelve Midnight Zodiac Lumineux models, each equipped with an exclusive light-on-demand module. Developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels, the module incorporates a ceramic blade whose vibration ‒ under the effect of the wearer’s movements ‒ enables electrical energy to be generated mechanically. This energy is then used to supply between four and six leds: at the press of a button, they backlight the dial’s translucent enamel beads for about three seconds.

    • With its invitation to live in harmony with the rhythm of the cosmos, Poetic Astronomy recreates the sparkle of the stars in a new series of twelve Midnight Zodiac Lumineux models, each equipped with an exclusive light-on-demand module. Developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels, the module incorporates a ceramic blade whose vibration ‒ under the effect of the wearer’s movements ‒ enables electrical energy to be generated mechanically. This energy is then used to supply between four and six leds: at the press of a button, they backlight the dial’s translucent enamel beads for about three seconds.

    • With its invitation to live in harmony with the rhythm of the cosmos, Poetic Astronomy recreates the sparkle of the stars in a new series of twelve Midnight Zodiac Lumineux models, each equipped with an exclusive light-on-demand module. Developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels, the module incorporates a ceramic blade whose vibration ‒ under the effect of the wearer’s movements ‒ enables electrical energy to be generated mechanically. This energy is then used to supply between four and six leds: at the press of a button, they backlight the dial’s translucent enamel beads for about three seconds.

    Within Le Jardin Van Cleef & Arpels, flowers shelter the time beneath precious petals, their corollas blooming against beds of pink sapphires. Secret and transformable watches combine the rhythm of the seasons with that of High Jewelry, creating a sense of surprise and wonder that perpetuates the Maison's much-loved tradition of mystery. With their skillfully hidden dials, these elegant and inventive pieces allow their wearers to tell the time discretely, in keeping with rules of courtesy. 

    This year, the Maison has given pride of place to flora, contributing all the excellence of its savoir-faire to its vision of the Poetry of Time. Genuine jewels and enchanting timepieces, these High Jewelry watches depict the passage of the hours with a precious sparkle. Nature ‒ one of the Maison's favorite themes ‒ has instilled its rhythm, freshness and perpetual metamorphoses into eight floral creations. Whether unique or repetitive, these timepieces form a garden rich in delicate shades.