WATCHESPEDIA | VAN CLEEF & ARPELS


Treasure of the seas

To mark the SIHH, the Maison is highlighting its High Jewelry savoir-faire with unique watches recently completed at its workshops. Inspired by the beauty of the sea, the Heure Marine piece combines the technical prowess of a secret watch with the delicacy of a feminine jewel.

The Heure Marine watch makes a strong first impression, immersing the gaze in the blue of sapphires thanks to two Sri Lankan stones weighing a total of 27.34 carats. With their distinctive sugar loaf cut – where the softness of a cabochon is complemented by four ridges – they also stand out for their intense color and the quality of their crystallization. Two rows of buff-topped sapphires form a gradation of blues to highlight the curves of the piece, whose heart reveals a dial in mother-of-pearl. Delicately hugging the curves of the wrist, the bracelet depicts a treasure chest nestled in a precious hollow: its diamond lid can be opened by pressing an emerald cabochon, to reveal the tim
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