The Van Cleef & Arpels “Fairy Watch” that I brought to you last time has made many people marvel at its extraordinary craftsmanship. Today I can only say that everyone is open. With both eyes, this sense of grandeur will continue forever, because the Charms watch series once again shined in the 2013 Geneva Watch Fair. Gathering the best craftsmen of the family, Van Cleef & Arpels reproduces a brand new lucky story with the most precious craftsmanship. Through gold carving, mother-of-pearl micro-painting and translucent lacquer, the magnificent dreamland Turning it into reality, the outer ring of each watch is set with three rounds of diamonds and colored gems with ‘soul beauty’ that have been carefully selected.
The Charms watch series first appeared in 2008, featuring a lucky charm that can be rotated around the dial. Today, this century-old family continues a new chapter in this series, introducing four ingenious limited edition designs. Through a variety of colorful craftsmanship, the dial of the Charms Extraordinaires series watch has been successfully transformed into a fascinating view, and the four auspicious symbols are performed with delicate exquisite inlays: Lily of the valley, Lotus, dandelion, swallow. The gemstones of the same color on the outer ring of the bezel continue the gradual color of the dial background and set off the auspicious auspicious atmosphere.
Charms Extraordinaire Féérie Dandelion
The first to bring to you is the Charms Extraordinaire Féérie Dandelion watch, with a white gold case, 38 mm in diameter, and diamond and sapphire on the outer ring. The reason why Van Cleef & Arpels is a very spiritual brand can be seen from the details. It does not use a single or regular diamond inlay, but uses color and irregularity to create an elegant and moving effect. It is a superior work. .
The light and colorful Charms Extraordinaire Féérie Dandelion watch dial depicts a butterfly-winged fairy, dancing with the dandelion swaying in the wind. Dandelion symbolizes auspiciousness and spread knowledge. Its English name Dandelion comes from the French dent-de-lion (meaning ‘lion’s tooth’), which means the jagged leaves of dandelion. Blow the dandelion’s fluff gently, let your wishes go with the wind, and wish your wishes come true soon. The limited edition Féérie Dandelion showcases Van Cleef & Arpels’ exquisite detail design skills, blending many of the century’s top craftsmanship. The spiral-patterned dial is dazzling with vibrant blue lacquer. The butterfly-winged fairy is micro-carved in gold, the face is inlaid with a rose-shaped diamond, the enamel wings are charming, and the dandelion is inlaid with diamonds fluttering in the wind.
Charms Extraordinaire Muguet
This Lanling-themed watch also has a diameter of 38 mm. The outer ring of the rose gold case is set with diamonds and yellow sapphires. The dial is carved from mother-of-pearl. Van Cleef & Arpels has a variety of poetic patterns, including the most family-oriented fairy theme, accompanied by colorful butterflies and lily of the valley gently hanging on a green branch. The flower giver sends the deepest blessing by the lily of the valley, blessing the flower receiver’s wish come true soon and happiness comes soon. The dial is hollowed out with butterflies, echoing the pattern of lily of the valley.
This limited edition design takes full advantage of the mother-of-pearl micro-painting process. This technique has been used to decorate many Van Cleef & Arpels classic watches. The mother-of-pearl micro-painting contains subtle, endlessly illusive tones, and outlines the ever-changing festival: this craft requires the great patience of craftsmen, meticulous care and valuable artistic sense to achieve extraordinary creation. With a paintbrush and a magnifying glass, the craftsman branded his own efforts between the square inches of the dial. The mother-of-pearl carved into a graceful fairy radiates flowing pearl, adding a little light to the dial.
Charms Extraordinaire Lotus
This lotus-themed watch also uses a white gold case with a diameter of 32 mm. The outer ring is inlaid with diamonds, sapphires and Paraíba tourmalines, showing a more layered sense through the simplicity of the color. Dial with engraved enamel and diamonds. Lotus is a symbol of cultural significance in Asia. Under the bright sunlight, the lotus, which is ‘out of the mud’, shows its clean and elegant appearance on the water, representing self-realization, enlightenment and purity. The harmonious and beautiful corolla made by red lotus, with pink water with translucent water, softly blooms on the dial. The auspicious lotus lines bring peace to the troubled world.
A craftsman who makes good use of the technique of engraving enamel paints a beautiful lotus flower in the center of the dial. This unique effect is due to the sophisticated and sophisticated enamel filling process: artisans etch patterns on the dial, then fill the cavities with enamel, repeatedly fire it in the fire, and then polish it with sandpaper. The red lotus blooming in the sky is behind the bright and colorful gemstones, and the dial is decorated with diamonds, sapphires and Paraíba tourmalines.
Charms Extraordinaire Hirondelles
With a rose gold case with a diameter of 32 mm, the outer ring is set with diamonds set with pink and purple sapphires, and the dial is micro-painted with mother-of-pearl, diamonds and purple sapphires. This watch symbolizing the Spring Land depicts a pair of elegant and robust swallows. In Europe, swallows are said to bring good luck to the houses where they nest. Van Cleef & Arpels revisited two classic themes through this watch: a pair of flying birds symbolizing unwavering love, and Van Cleef & Arpels characteristics since the 1920s Swallow for design. In addition, a cloud-like lucky charm gently floats across the dial.
Charms Extraordinaire Hirondelles watches are based on gradient colors. Against the background of blue, pink and lilac, the swallows both stood on the branches. This beautiful background is also a mother-of-pearl micro-carving carefully crafted by craftsmen. The swallow’s chest, tree branches and watch outer ring are inlaid with diamonds and pink and purple sapphires to echo the gorgeous flowers and colorful clouds.
Summary: All four watches are equipped with quartz movements and all are limited to 22 pieces, which shows that they are precious and rare. Four different themes explain the extreme pinnacle of craftsmanship on our wrists from various aspects. It can be said that Van Cleef & Arpels has kept the 2013 Geneva Watch Fair in a state of surprise. Personally, every aspect of it Each watch seemed to be enchanted by the magic.