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  • Manufacturer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Model Name: Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs
    Material: White gold
    Calibre: Self-winding movement developed by Agenhor exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels with double jumping hour and retrograde minutes, 48-hour power reserve. Bidirectional platinum micro-rotor, piqué motif. White gold crown set with one round diamond. Water-resistant to 3 ATM
    Bracelet/Strap: Blue alligator strap
    Dimensions: 42 mm. Diameter/ 7.97 mm. Thickness

  • Catalogue Essay

    For this edition of Only Watch, Van Cleef & Arpels has created a unique piece, born of the excellence of its craftsmanship and its Poetry of Time™ philosophy. From the Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs collection, this watch illustrates its vision of travel while at the same time evoking, through a specific aesthetic, its lasting ties with Monaco. The Maison has created a masculine complication piece with dual time zone that invites us on a journey and exalts the colors of Monaco. In homage to the Principality, the dial displays a radiant Mediterranean blue while the elegant calligraphy evokes the white foam on the crest of the waves.
    Fitted with a self-winding movement with double jumping hour and retrograde minutes, this creation celebrates both the beauty of the moment and the promise of distant horizons. As his journeys progress, the traveler thus captures the here and now, without forgetting the time in his heart.

    “For this new edition of Only Watch, Van Cleef & Arpels created a unique piece, in line with our Poetry of Time™ philosophy, that illustrates our vision of travel and evokes our lasting ties with Monaco. The Pierre Arpels
    Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs timepiece specially created for Only Watch 2015, is a masculine complication with a dual time movement and jumping hours “
    Nicolas Bos

  • Artist Biography

    Van Cleef & Arpels

    French

    When Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels fell in love, their marriage paved the way for iconic jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels to become a symbol of unification. With their background in precious stone dealing, the Arpels found their perfect match in the Van Cleefs, a family of expert stonecutters. In 1906, Estelle's brother Charles established the company name with Alfred's help and opened shop in the Place Vendôme in Paris. To this day, this Parisian neighborhood is associated with turn-of-the-century luxury.

    The Van Cleef & Arpels aesthetic has always had its finger on the pulse of worldwide trends: For example, the house took inspiration from Tutankhamen upon the Egyptian king's discovery in the 1920s, which spurred a global phenomenon marrying Egyptian Revival and Art Deco motifs. Over the decades, Van Cleef & Arpels has produced intricate watches, earrings and necklaces with a signature elegance that mirrors contemporary tastes. 

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Van Cleef & Arpels has created a masculine complication piece with dual time zone, fitted with a self-winding movement with double jumping hour and retrograde minutes, that invites us on a journey and exalts the colors of Monaco.

42 mm. Diameter/ 7.97 mm. Thickness

Estimate
CHF25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for CHF35,000

Contact Specialist
Virginie Liatard-Roessli
+41 22 317 81 82

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm