Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch

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Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch

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(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Product Lifespan: 10 - 30 Years
Product Quality: 8
Value for Money: 8
Budget about SGD $768,000 per person.


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Our lovestruck hero stands on the tower of Notre Dame Cathedral, stepping slowly out to the terrace as the last rays of sunlight fade and the day turns to dusk. As the bells chime, a shooting star appears in the sky, and our young hero makes a wish, bidding the star to carry it towards the Eiffel Tower, where his lover awaits. This is the story of the Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch, a masterpiece of art that tells a poetic story through a timepiece.

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch
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The 3 integrated automatons within the Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch move in sync to tell time, pushing the limits of time-keeping technical prowess. When the 5-minute repeater is activated via the crown, the male figure moves horizontally along the terrace, indicating the hour by the position of his feet. The shooting sky in the sky moves along the curve of the watch, to indicate the nearest 5 minutes. Finally, a small cloud moves horizontally towards the male figure, and when it meets him, the bells chime, a wish is made (you can make one too), and the 3 automatons resume their initial positions. If this is all too complicated, you could always turn the watch over, where the rear sapphire crystal back window has a subdial, with an hours and minutes display, that allow you to tell time.

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch
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Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch
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The Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch design is an art nouveau / fine art masterpiece, set with exceptional stones, precious materials, and an extremely complex watch movement. With 5 patents to its name, the Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch has a length of 300mm, a width of 440mm, and a height of 225mm, set within a case of sycamore and maple wood, in-laid with white mother-of-pearl marquetry work. Fits nicely under a gentlemen's cuff, though it also takes some courage to wear such a striking artistic timepiece!

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch
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Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch
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It's reported that the watch original creator, reowned watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, spent 7 and a half years assembling all 458 parts of this complex mechanism. Today, hundreds of hours are still required to complete a piece, the complex 3 dimensional dial architecture is engraved by hand, the miniatures are carefully hand painted, mother-of-pearl and white gold is sculpted and set, and diamonds are set in the dial and case. Created as a set of 2, this watch showcases the male perspective of the love story in Paris, France. There is also a female perspective available.

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch
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Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch
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While Van Cleef & Arpels has long been known for their artistic timepieces featuring flowers, animals, nature, or fairies, they've taken it a step further with their Poetic Complications collection, which tells a story and evokes emotions. This imaginative artistry is encapsulated in the Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch, a story of longing, a tale of hopeful young love. Truely a hallmark of art, time, and story telling.


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Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch

Description: With its 5-minute repeater movement, the Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch depicts a young man in Paris, France. Standing on the Notre Dame Cathedral, gazing at a shooting star, with the Eiffel Tower in the distance, he wishes to see his loved one, and never be separated from her again.

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Poetic Wish Watch
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Product Code: VCARO30N00

Specifications:

  • Mechanical manual winding movement, automatic with 5-minute repeater (Agenhor)
  • 60-hour power reserve
  • Frequency 21 600 Alt/h
  • Movement functions with hour / minutes automate and striking function
  • Water resistant to 30m
  • Cabinet size length 300mm x width 440mm x height 225mm, sycamore and maple wood, white mother-of-pearl marquetry work
  • Case diameter 43mm white gold
  • White gold bezel with baguette-cut diamonds
  • Matte blue alligator and suede calfskin leather strap with ardillon pin buckle
  • Dial with miniature painting on mother-of-pearl, engraved white gold city decoration, translucent enamel





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