Midnight in Paris Timepiece - Admire a Piece of Sky

Sep 28, 2007
The Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris watch reveals the map of stars under the sky of Paris. In the heart of the timepiece there beats a unique mechanical movement. The sophisticated mechanism unites the time concept with that of the Cosmos.

The movement may be admired through a sapphire glass case back, the safety of which is provided with a pink gold movable flap. On the back of the watch, real meteorite stone has been set into the disk surrounding the calendar.

The amazing meteorite used for the Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris watch is 4.5 billion years old, the time period when 'primary solid matter' was formed. The brand's watchmakers wanted to use the stone for the timepiece as meteorites represent the only known physical material that provides information shedding light on the creation of the solar system elements.

The Midnight in Paris watch recreates the celestial dome's map with help of a rotating aventurine glass disk. Aventurine mineral is associated with a nice story. Once, a glass-maker from Venice accidentally (that is translated as 'a l'aventura' in Italian) dropped copper shavings in a molten glass mass and was surprised to see an iridescent green glass paste, then sold as 'aventurine'. As for the mineral, it was discovered later and named 'aventurine' as it looked much the same as aventurine glass.

The 42-mm case of the Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris is crafted in rose gold and provided with scratch-proof sapphire crystal. It is 20-meter water resistant. The elegant rose gold hands on the dial are perfectly polished and brushed. The timepiece is secured to the wrist with a black alligator leather strap with rose gold folding clasp based on integrated security system mechanism.

The Swiss mechanical movement equipped with 24 jewels is beating at 28,800 alt / hour. It offers 40-hour power-reserve. The precise mechanism was exclusively developed for Van Cleef & Arpels on a Jaeger-LeCoultre Basis.

The Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris watch is created for men able to appreciate the genius of an extremely complex Cosmos-dedicated movement. The watch is destined to introduce its wearer into an unknown world of magic and mystery, with the stars shining into infinity. The exquisite timekeeping creation will be available at the price of 48,000 Euro.

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