31 Ocak 2013 Perşembe

Lady Arpels Papillon Extraordinary Dials™ - sihh 2013

 The Van Cleef & Arpels Papillon Rouge Gourmand watch offers a happy summer scene. The bright colors and rounded forms are an invitation to live life to the full.
-White gold case, 38 mm diameter, bezel set with diamonds
 -Dial: white mother-of-pearl, champlevé, Plique-à-jour and Cabochonné enamel, diamonds
 -Hand-wound mechanical movement
The dial of this Van Cleef & Arpels Papillon Rouge Gourmand watch, covered in white mother-of-pearl, incorporates various enameling techniques. Translucent plique-à-jour enamel is applied by brush to the cells which make up the upper wing, with their thin gold borders. Unpolished cabochonné enamel gives a curved relief to the strawberries, while the champlevé enameling technique adorns the veined                     leaves with green.
 The dial of the Van Cleef & Arpels Bleu Nuit Lady Arpels Papillon watch depicts a mysterious moth flitting in a pearly moonlight.
 -White gold case, 38 mm diameter, bezel set with diamonds
 -Dial: blue mother-of-pearl, champlevé, Plique-à-jour and Paillonné enamel, diamonds
 -Hand-wound mechanical movement
On the Van Cleef & Arpels Bleu Nuit Lady Arpels Papillon watch dial, the subtle gradation of enamel of this nocturnal butterfly stands out for their enchanting lightness and transparency. The plique-à-jour enameling technique enables light to permeate the composition in a remarkable way. The midnight blue wings seem lit up by the light of the moon – which is depicted in paillonné enamel – while diamonds glisten like dew drops.

 The Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Orange Solaire watch showcases a pair of butterflies flying in an autumnal atmosphere surrounded by a golden sunlight.
 -White gold case, 38 mm diameter, bezel set with diamonds
 -Dial: yellow mother-of-pearl, Paillonné and Plique-à-jour enamel, diamonds
 -Hand-wound mechanical movement
The dial of this Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Orange Solaire watch combines various craft-skills. The butterflies – colored using the plique-à-jour enameling technique – stand out against the iridescent shimmer of the mother-of-pearl background. Their wings are adorned with a gradation of fawn tones, echoed by the sun’s half-circle in paillonné enamel. Their bodies are   represented by eye-catching marquise cut diamonds.


The Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Noir Argent watch combines harmoniously light and shade in a landscape ringed with frost and pays homage to juxtaposition of black and white dear to the Maison.
 -White gold case, 38 mm diameter, bezel set with diamonds
 -Dial: gray mother-of-pearl, Paillonné and Plique-à-jour enamel, diamonds
 -Hand-wound mechanical movement
Shimmering gray mother-of-pearl and Paillonné enamel confer the transparency and relief to the Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Noir Argent watch while diamonds underline brilliance and contrast of the motif.