Van Cleef & Arpels, with its Butterfly Symphony watch from the Poetic Complications collection, has been awarded on November 18th, the Ladies watch prize of the Grand Prix du Public 2011 of Geneva.
The Grand Prix du Public is the only watch prize which laureates are elected by the public, without a jury’s intervention. During the evening event, three awards were presented, including the Ladies watch, which went to Van Cleef & Arpels for the Butterfly Symphony watch.
On this precious Van Cleef & Arpels Butterfly Symphony watch dial, butterflies tell the time with a flutter of their wings. Led by the retrograde movement, the Butterfly Symphony watch illustrates the love dance of two butterflies. One indicates the minutes, the other marks the pace of the hours. They each take their turn to weave in and out of a majestic oak’s foliage, playing hide and seek. At twelve, they meet at last. The day separates them once more. Midnight reunites them and they sparkle with pleasure. The next day renews this game of love…
A sublime fruit of Van Cleef & Arpels’ imagination, the Poetic Complications watches represent an original approach to High Watchmaking: the rigorous precision of the complication movements is married to the creative virtuosity of the Maison’s workshops. This enables Van Cleef & Arpels to add an intimate dimension to these precious watches – time that beats to the pulse of happiness and emotion.
About the Van Cleef & Arpels Butterfly Symphony watch
• White gold case set with round diamonds (38 mm)
• Dial in mother-of-pearl, onyx and sculpted gold
• Engraving on the case back
• Alligator strap bracelet or chequer links, white gold with round diamonds
• White gold paved buckle
• Mechanical movement, retrograde hours, minutes
• Numbered edition