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Powerful symbols of joy and hope, fairies and ballerinas are an enduring tradition at Van Cleef & Arpels. Touched with ethereal grace, these emblematic feminine figures evoke the enchanting world of the Maison.
In homage to the world of dance, one of the Maison’s cherished inspirations, Van Cleef & Arpels has created the three Lady Arpels Ballerines Musicales watches. These timepieces echo the colors and musical themes of the three-part ballet Jewels, created in the 1960s by the choreographer George Balanchine following his encounter with Claude Arpels. Each of the melodies has been specially adapted to be played by a watch using an innovative combination of a carillon and a music box. Their intricate architecture produces a particularly fine musical effect, providing a genuine sound experience. Finally, different precious stones – emeralds, rubies and diamonds – and schools of dance – French, American and Russian – are revealed on animated dials thanks to the Maison’s craftsmanship. “BALANCHINE” is a Trademark of The George Balanchine Trust, which is not affiliated with Van Cleef & Arpels or its products.
Poetic Complications Collection, Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Rubis watch. 44,5 mm white gold case, round diamonds; white gold bezel, round diamonds; miniature painting dial, sculpted white gold upper dial, round diamonds; white gold crowns, round ruby, round diamonds; interchangeable shiny wine red alligator strap; interchangeable white gold folding buckle, round diamonds; DEF, IF to VVS diamonds; manual-winding mechanical movement with retrograde time indication, on-demand musical animation, 54-hour power reserve; numbered edition. Watch sold with two interchangeable straps and one interchangeable folding buckle set with diamonds.
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Please note that each Van Cleef & Arpels creation is handmade. As a result, carat weight and stone quantities may differ slightly from one creation to the next.