Van Cleef & Arpels Cerf-Volant long necklace watch
Reflections of time
— October 16th, 2017 —
All Van Cleef & Arpels’ inventiveness and High Jewelry expertise come together in this long necklace watch and its unusual way of telling the time.
At first glance, a long necklace deploys fluid rows of onyx beads while retaining a precious case. The tones of the necklace – the dark gleam of spinels and onyx, the white of diamonds and cultured pearls and the red of rubies – are echoed on the case adorned with onyx, mother-of-pearl and a kite in Traditional Mystery Set. The latter attracts the attention: by pressing the cabochon-cut ruby, the lid lowers to reveal a mirror that reflects the watch’s dial. Subtle and elegant, this presentation of time is made possible by an anticlockwise quartz movement that enables the hour to be read in an astonishing play of reflections.
Cerf-Volant long necklace watch
Long necklace in white gold, round, asscher and baguette-cut diamonds, round, baguette and cabochon-cut rubies, round black spinels, onyx beads, white cultured pearls
Case in white gold, red gold, round, square and baguette-cut diamonds, cabochon-cut ruby, onyx, white and gray mother-of-pearl, Traditional Mystery Set™ rubies
Dial in white gold, round and pear-shaped diamonds, pear-shaped rubies, onyx, white and gray mother-of-pearl