Adhering to its poetic vision of life, Van Cleef & Arpels has introduced a soul awakening dimension to the world of watchmaking: that of dreams and emotion. A blend of inventiveness and fantasy, the Maison’s creations interpret the measurement of time as an invitation to imagine, wander and revel in happiness.
One of the exhibitions’ signature pieces is the Lady Arpels Planétarium.
In this poetic timepiece, the magic of the universe comes to life in a precious setting, encapsulated on a women’s wrist. This timepiece illustrates the Sun and the closest planets: Mercury, Venus and finally Earth, along with its natural satellite, the Moon. Each heavenly body moves at its actual speed, orbiting the dial in 88 days for Mercury, 224 days for Venus and 365 days for Earth. In a key innovation for this piece, the Moon itself rotates around the Earth in 29.5 days, performing a visible celestial ballet on the dial, day after day.
A selection of watches, emblematic of Van Cleef & Arpels style, will be displayed in an exhibition dedicated to the Poetry of Time. On this special occasion, four new creations revealed at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva in January 2018 will be presented, with Thailand being the first Asia stop to showcase these novelties.
The exhibition will take place from March 22–April 1, 2018, on the M Floor of Emporium Gallery, The Emporium. For more information, visit www.vancleefarpels.com.