Japanese Paint Art Van Cleef & Arpels Vcarn9v600 Appreciation

Van Cleef & Arpels possesses top-grade gem setting technology and exquisite watchmaking technology. Each series has extraordinary charm and continues to inherit the fine tradition of Van Cleef & Arpels, bringing poetic realm and gorgeous appearance. Each watch is unique.
 At the 2010 Geneva watch exhibition, Van Cleef & Arpels launched four sets of ‘extraordinary dials’ watches. Among them, the hummingbirds and butterflies of female watches have been very impressive, and the male watches have added a group based on the basic shape of Midnight. California scenery and a group of Japanese landscapes, each of which is limited to 8 pieces. Today, I will introduce the watch of stream and fern leaf pattern in Japanese landscape, which adopts Japanese lacquer process, and its product serial number is VCARN9V600.

 Van Cleef & Arpels’ ‘extraordinary dial’ craftsmanship is similar to Vacheron Constantin’s Master of Arts series. It uses a simple two-needle design, and the dial space is mainly used to showcase superb watchmaking art. The white gold case has a diameter of 42 mm and is full of content. It is equipped with a black alligator leather strap, which is elegant and decent for men and graceful for women. Twenty different grades of gold powder with different brightness are used to make the fern leaves in the stream very realistic. It blends ancient Japanese lacquer painting techniques with red and gold as the main tone to create a classic pattern circulated in the Japanese Edo era. The retro feel reflects the superb watch design craftsmanship. The use of an ultra-thin self-winding movement 800P made by Piaget provides powerful power for the model.

 This extraordinary dial technology has always been Van Cleef & Arpels’s iconic art form. From 2011 to 2013, it successively launched a number of similar watches with different themes, such as Africa, polar regions, adventure travel, and won the 2011 GPHG. Best Jewellery Watch and Art Craft Watch Award (Reference Reading: 2011 GPHG Review). Later, the main process was to paint enamel, gem inlay, fritillary inlay, etc. This Japanese lacquer technique was later used less, which further increased the uniqueness of this Japanese landscape dial. Four years ago, a limited edition of 8 watches, of course, can only go to auction or collection circles to collect.
 Watch details: vancleefarpels / 25104 /

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