Van Cleef & Ar­pels Carpe Koï

Plaza Watch International - - Sihh Roundup -

This year Van Cleef made a very fo­cused show­ing of its Ca­de­nas – a great and his­toric jew­ellery watch that has a touch of the Duchess of Wind­sor and the fa­mous zip neck­lace about it. How­ever the real show­stop­per was the Carp – a mas­sive one-off gem-set gold fish that wraps it­self around the wearer’s wrist and has a lit­tle time­piece slot­ted into its mouth should you want to use it to tell the time. For sheer ex­u­ber­ance and in­ven­tion this is prob­a­bly my watch of the fair and a strong con­tender for watch of the year. This is a big con­ces­sion on my part as I tend only to in­ter­est my­self in watches I can wear… and even with my taste for jew­ellery I would feel a lit­tle self con­scious with ‘The Carp’ at the end of my arm. NF

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