IN­STANT CON­NEC­TION

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style | Watches -

LIKE THE ZIP NECK­LACE, VAN CLEEF & AR­PELS’ CADE­NAS—OR CHAINS—WATCH WAS DE­SIGNED FOR THE DUCHESS OF WIND­SOR, SYM­BOL­IS­ING SEN­TI­MEN­TAL AT­TACH­MENTS. CRE­ATED IN 1935, THE FIRST TIME­PIECE WAS IN GOLD, WITH THE STRAIGHT LINES OF THE CASE COM­PLE­MENTED BY THE ROUNDED FORM OF THE PAD­LOCK­LIKE CLASP AT­TACHED TO A DOU­BLE SNAKE CHAIN ACT­ING AS THE BRACELET. A TIME­PIECE IN­TENDED TO BE GLANCED AT DIS­CREETLY, THE MODEL WAS BE­JEW­ELLED AND CAME WITH AN IN­CLINED DIAL. THIS YEAR, THE MAI­SON BRINGS THE CADE­NAS TO THE PRESENT DAY WITH NINE VER­SIONS, ALL SPORT­ING A BIG­GER CASE, EN­LARGED DIAL AND STRONGER, MORE DURABLE CLASP. THE CADE­NAS SER­TIE AND CADE­NAS PAVÉE MOD­ELS SPARKLE WITH DI­A­MONDS IN SERTINEIGE, OR SNOW SET­TINGS. A PER­SONAL MES­SAGE CAN BE EN­GRAVED IN THE HID­DEN, POL­ISHED SIDE OF THE CLASP.

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