VAN CLEEF & ARPELS – LADY ARPELS UNE JOURNEE A MONACO
Taking inspiration from the host city and injecting its famed expertise in “poetic complications”, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Only Watch creation is gorgeous and cerebral in equal measure. At first, one is awed by the captivating dial. Framed by brilliant-cut diamonds, the multi-layered dial features silhouettes of female figures in white gold – a mother and her daughter – set against a turquoise background that depicts a panoramic view of Monaco. But it is through the passage of time that the watch reveals its charms. As the day advances, the female silhouettes slowly emerge and disappear from view underneath a mother-of-pearl disc, a neat little animation that ruminates on the fleeting moments of our lives.