Van Cleef & Arpels has revived a timepiece created in 1935, the Cadenas, which is said to have been inspired by the Duchess of Windsor.
Introduced in 2012, the very first Pierre Arpels wasn’t the most exciting timepiece on the block, but it did well to establish the primary aesthetic codes of a Van Cleef & Arpels gent’s watch. All about blending sophistication and understatement, it shows how serious the Maison is about not making just another men’s watch and […]
Nicolas Bos, CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, has always said that every Van Cleef & Arpels watch tells a story, and with the Extraordinary Dials Midnight Nuit watches, the Maison regaled watch connoisseurs with the celestial allegories passed down for generations. Where the Midnight Nuit Boréale is dedicated to the constellations of the Northern […]
Much in vogue in the 18th century, these objects provided a three-dimensional representation of the solar system and the movement of the planets around the sun. Ancestors of modern planetariums, they were animated by hand or using clockwork mechanisms of great complexity. Today, Van Cleef & Arpels revisits this idea in the light of its own poetic […]
China may become the world’s biggest luxury market in some years but cultural challenges to win customers’ hearts for certain types of products remain, industry executives said this week. Champagne house Taittinger said it could make high-end sparkling wine in China but the market was not ready for it yet… … while Lamborghini said the […]