9 THE COL­LAB­O­RA­TION

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Watches & Jewels -

When it comes to push­ing the lim­its of fine crafts­man­ship, no one does it bet­ter than Van Cleef & Ar­pels. See: the Au­to­mate Fée On­dine, which called upon the ex­cel­lence of some 20 work­shops across France and Switzer­land, as well as the ex­per­tise of au­tom­a­ton maker François Junod. Here, the fu­ture gets in­ter­twined with tra­di­tion as lap­i­daries, jew­ellers, and enam­ellers work hand in hand with ex­treme en­gi­neer­ing. Com­ing to life for 50 sec­onds, the Fée On­dine sees a fairy awaken from her slum­ber, only to ad­mire a butterfly at the cen­tre of the corolla. It rises into the air, beat­ing its wings be­fore re­turn­ing to its del­i­cate lily shel­ter, and the fairy re­turns to her sleep and the lily’s os­cil­la­tion comes to an end.

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