The wonderful “ONLY Watch” you see here was conceived and brought to this world by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Named “From the Earth to the Moon”, this unique piece will be auctioned in September at the ONLY Watch 2011 charity auction.
On the dial you will see a fantastical space theme, executed with inlays of jade, agate, meteorite and champlevé-style enamel.
The space capsule indicates the retrograde minutes. Positioned on the right of the dial, it sweeps downwards, from zero to sixty.
It then returns to its starting point after the sixtieth minute. On the left side of the dial, a star indicates the hours, in an upward movement. It returns to its starting point after the twelfth hour.
The Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complication From the Earth to the Moon watch is equipped with the JLC Caliber 846 manual-wind mechanical movement with a special retrograde module developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels.