Ru­bis Se­cret,

VAN CLEEF & AR­PELS

L'officiel Singapore - - Style -

Story: In the past, women who checked the time on a night out were con­sid­ered im­po­lite, so Van Cleef & Ar­pels cre­ated a se­cret watch just for them, one that has a dial hid­den away un­der a piece of jew­ellery in or­der for time to be read dis­creetly and only by the wearer. Bracelet: 115 al­lur­ing, oval-cut Mozam­bique ru­bies which weigh a jaw-drop­ping to­tal of 151.25 carats are ar­ranged in three rows and in­ter­spersed, on a white gold frame, with round and square di­a­monds that ac­cen­tu­ate the deep, red hues of the ru­bies. The time­piece took crafts­men 1,500 hours to make. Case: Hid­den within the bracelet is the watch mod­ule, which slides a hun­dredth of a mil­lime­tre be­neath the stones’ claws with­out ever touch­ing them. Move­ment: Quartz.

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