Van Cleef & Arpels has given pride of place to flora, contributing all the excellence of its savoirfaire to the pastoral tableau. Nature, one of the maison’s favourite themes, has instilled its rhythm, freshness and perpetual metamorphoses into the Pivoine Secrète high jewellery watch.
Introduced by Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1920s, secret watches surprise with their hidden treasures. As watches were becoming true feminine accessories, the maison transformed them into precious objects, to be worn like jewellery pieces.
Within the “Le Jardin Van Cleef & Arpels” collection, the Pivoine Secrète watch shelters time beneath its precious petals, its corolla blooming against a bed of colour stones. The unique watch combines the rhythm of the seasons with that of high jewellery, revealing the spectacle of nature bathed in sunlight.
This secret watch creates a sense of surprise and wonder that perpetuates Van Cleef & Arpels’ much-loved tradition of mystery, depicting the passage of the hours with a precious sparkle. With its skilfully hidden dial, this elegant and inventive timepiece allows its wearer to tell the time discreetly. At the heart of a jewelen-crusted flower, this game of hide and seek is eternally renewed, providing a secret space for each instant.
The peony, in its dazzling diamond robe, conceals a hidden dial in its heart of spessartite garnets. The maison’s jewellery-making savoir-faire is here revealed in the movement, delicacy and angle of each petal, which endow the corolla with an exceptionally realistic three-dimensional effect.
Lush green leaves furl around a delicate bracelet in pink gold and pink sapphires. When closed, the clasp forms an elegant bow against the wrist, providing this unique piece with the grace of a ribbon.