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Van Cleef & Arpels New Watches At SIHH 2016

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Van Cleef and Arpels came with many surprises at SIHH 2016. One of the most amazing jewelry watch of the fair stood in its booth. Called the Bracelet Montre Rubis Secret, the secret watch gathers 115 rubies of the exact same color. It is a remarkable achievement considering that this kind of gemstones is hard to find. And the challenge is even harder when they color must fit perfectly. Van Cleef and Arpels also came with new technical developments for its watches. We appreciated a lot the Lady Arpels day and night "Ondine" fairy for several reasons. The first is that it is a 24 hours display and not 12h as usual. It so rare with a feminine watch that it deserved to be mentioned. This has one objective: being coordinated with the sun or the moon that are on the large subdial. Finally, the plique-à-jour decoration on the bottom part of the dial is partially transparent. Van Cleef and Arpels also received a lot of attention for its Lady Arpels butterflies round. A bird displays the hours and three different butterflies indicate the minutes, one after the other, and flying on different speeds during their runs. Finally, Van Cleef and Arpels launched its first electrical complication with energy produced manually. Using the piezoelectric effect and two blades made out of ceramic on brass with a regulator, it allows enlightening diamonds on the dial from the back only by pushing a button. But patient is necessary as we only could film a fresh prototype.