A fabulously fancy fish emboldened with coloured gemstones

There is always something rarefied, almost enchanted, about entering the world of Van Cleef & Arpels watches. You wouldn’t be at all surprised to run into Maria Callas trying on a high jewellery model of the Cadenas watch, which has been revived this year.

One of the most memorable high jewellery watches at this year’s SIHH salon was the Carpe Koï watch bracelet. Directly inspired by the Carpes Koï ring from the Palais de la Chance collection, the watch recreates the theme of movement in nature. This is a unifying motif at Van Cleef & Arpels, found in the famous en tremblant – or trembling – brooches that imitate the movement of flowers in the breeze. …read all at thejewelleryeditor.com

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Van Cleef & Arpels Carpe Koï high jewellery watch features yellow sapphires and spessartite garnets set into the yellow gold scales. The lively spray of water is recreated with diamonds and Paraiba-like tourmalines.

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The Van Cleef & Arpels Carpe Koï secret watch was one of the most memorable high jewellery watches at this year’s SIHH watch salon.

 

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The Carpes Koï ring from the Palais de la Chance collection was the inspiration behind the Carpe Koï watch, which recreates the theme of movement in nature – a favourite at Van Cleef & Arpels. …see more at thejewelleryeditor.com

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