Reflections of time
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-cutruby, 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.