Poetic Complications® watches provide a unique vision of time, in which craft skills combine with technical prowess to bring stories to life. Their intricate mechanisms offer precious moments of emotion, marked by the distinctive imagination of Van Cleef & Arpels.
In homage to the world of dance, one of the Maison’s cherished inspirations, Van Cleef & Arpels has created the three Lady Arpels Ballerines Musicales watches. These timepieces echo the colors and musical themes of the three-part ballet Jewels, created in the 1960s by the choreographer George Balanchine following his encounter with Claude Arpels. Each of the melodies has been specially adapted to be played by a watch using an innovative combination of a carillon and a music box. Their intricate architecture produces a particularly fine musical effect, providing a genuine sound experience. Finally, different precious stones – emeralds, rubies and diamonds – and schools of dance – French, American and Russian – are revealed on animated dials thanks to the Maison’s craftsmanship.
“BALANCHINE” is a Trademark of The George Balanchine Trust, which is not affiliated with Van Cleef & Arpels or its products.
Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Diamant
Poetic Complications Collection, Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Diamant watch. 44,5 mm white gold case, round diamonds; white gold bezel, round diamonds; miniature painting dial, upper dial in sculpted white gold, round diamonds; white gold crowns, round diamonds; interchangeable shiny charcoal grey alligator strap; interchangeable white gold folding buckle, round diamonds; DEF, IF to VVS diamonds; manual-winding mechanical movement with retrograde time indication, on-demand musical animation; numbered edition.