Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée watch: 3D movement                

                                 2013.02.03         Editor : Ni Ni      Source: Van Cleef &Arpels

Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée watch: 3D movement

With this double retrograde movement with time on demand, the Maison once again emphasizes its poetic vision of time. On a watch with a retrograde display, the hands -- instead of turning about an axis -- trace an arc before returning to their initial position to begin another cycle.
 

Here, when the user presses a button at the 8 o'clock position, the ballerina's tutu comes to life. The veil indicating the hours rises first, followed by the second veil which positions itself against the minute scale. They remain in place, enabling the time to be read, then return simultaneously to their initial positions. One of the feats of this complication lies in its fluid movement: the ballerina appears to move her wings with grace and poise.
 

For the Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée timepiece, the Maison was inspired by the mechanism of a piece from its watchmaking heritage: the Magicien chinois pocket watch from 1927. At the push of a button, the figure indicates the hours and minutes by raising its arms. The retrograde display, which lends a playful quality to telling the time, has today become emblematic of the Van Cleef & Arpels' Poetic Complications collection.

Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels

For this new Poetic complication™ Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée watch, Van Cleef & Arpels has drawn inspiration from a quote by the well-known Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova which echoes the imagery of the Maison: ‘‘I’ve been dreaming that I was a ballerina and that I was spending my whole life dancing as lightly as a butterfly…’’

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Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels

For this new Poetic complication™ Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée watch, Van Cleef & Arpels has drawn inspiration from a quote by the well-known Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova which echoes the imagery of the Maison: ‘‘I’ve been dreaming that I was a ballerina and that I was spending my whole life dancing as lightly as a butterfly…’’

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Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée watch - Diamond setting on the guilloché base Attitudes Photo © Van Cleef & Arpels

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Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels

For this new Poetic complication™ Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée watch, Van Cleef & Arpels has drawn inspiration from a quote by the well-known Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova which echoes the imagery of the Maison: ‘‘I’ve been dreaming that I was a ballerina and that I was spending my whole life dancing as lightly as a butterfly…’’

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                                                                                                2013.02.18        Editor:Vanessa

 

Van Cleef & Arpels 今年以蝴蝶為主題於瑞士飛翔的設計,VCA Poetic Wish 系列,手動上鏈機芯代表的是對傳統工藝的尊重,錶面上工法精湛的金雕橋、彩繪的巴黎城市、珍珠母貝雲朵;錶盤上的少女或少年會移動腳步指示小時,風箏或星星從雲後露出指示分鐘,過程流暢,機芯裝置之細膩,也完整表達璀璨內涵。


The latest collection which is inspired by butterfly sill flies in Switzerland. In VCA Poetic Wish collection, the constant force mechanism shows the respect toward tradition. Extraordinary dials includes the bridge sculpting and engraving in gold, miniature painting of Paris, and the cloud with mother-of-pearl sculpting. The lady or the gentleman would indicate the hour with their moving step and the kite or the shooting star would point the minute behind the cloud, which goes all smoothly, representing the delicate and the romantic of this collection.

 

 

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