Make a wish with Van Cleef & Arpels' new Lady Arpels Heures Filantes Poetic Complication launched at this year's Watches & Wonders exhibition. Inspired by shooting stars, this timepiece fuses time measurement with a glimmering night sky depicted on the rotating dial. What's unique is that the quantième de saison movement fitted with an exclusive Agenhor module powers a wishing mechanism on the case back. A triangle indicates the month and a window at the six o'clock position shows you the average number of shooting stars that particular time of the year – so you can make as many wishes as you want.
Van Cleef & Arpels also highlights the wonder of a shooting star in the Midnight Planétarium Poetic Complication watch, where it indicates the time on a 24-hour scale. The Poetic Complication is as magical as it is practical, letting you mark your Lucky Day on the graduated calendar. All this is set against the stunning backdrop of a dark blue aventurine disc, set with six gemstone celestial bodies orbiting around a pink gold sun in real time basis.
And what would the heavens be without astrology? The Lady Arpels Zodiac Set showcases the 12 signs on Extraordinary Dials, each limited to 22 pieces, housed in a 38-mm white gold case with diamond-set bezel and a round diamond on the crown. Sculpted or engraved gold designs set with gemstones and mother-of-pearl are painstakingly applied on an enamelled background: earth, water, air and fire create a multi-layered and vivid result.
The magic of Van Cleef & Arpels culminates in its very own interpretation of the fairytale Peau d'Âne with high jewellery. From the princess' childhood at the castle, her life in the enchanted forest, to her marriage to the prince, every chapter has been re-created with the maison's eclectic mix of Pierres de Caractère, stunning cuts and enduring symbols.
A new interpretation of an iconic creation, the Zip Couture Princess necklace, which can be worn in front or at the back, is set with 363 round diamonds, 10 baguette cut diamonds and 1,100 round sapphires. The stunning Astre de Lumière necklace with detachable clip and tassel features an oval-cut yellow sapphire at a whopping 20.68 carats, in addition to round, baguette cut, pear-shaped diamonds and yellow sapphires, spessartite garnets and white cultured pearls. The Robe Couleur du Temps necklace features 12 pear-shaped aquamarines, and round, baguette and marquise-cut diamonds. The earrings shine with two pear-shaped aquamarines, and round, marquise cut and pear-shaped diamonds. Both are also set with sapphires and tourmalines. Last but not least, the white and red gold Cadeau d'Orient ring, with spessartite garnet, diamonds, emeralds, onyx and coral, is simply too beautiful to take off your finger...
Landmark Prince's Maison
Shop G16-17, Landmark Prince's, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel. +852 2522 9677