The horological company Van Cleef & Arpels has proudly released its Journee a Paris watch, whose name means “a Day in Paris”, when translated from French.
This fascinating timepiece demonstrates the brand’s ability to successfully combine high jewelry with accuracy of a complicated timepiece.
The Van Cleef & Arpels watch employs a breathtaking pink gold case, which boasts a diameter of 38 mm. Its thickness constitutes 11.1 mm. The case is equipped with a graceful crown, located at 3 o’clock.
It carries a bezel, brightened by the delicate stream of dazzling diamonds. The watch handles the depths of up to 30 meters.
Housed in the case is a moving mother-of-pearl dial. A true work of art, it takes the audience to the Tuileries gardens, to the ile de la Cite, avenue Montaigne as well as to the Opera and Place Vendome.
The display exposes seven feminine silhouettes and a child, strolling through the “City of Lights”. The charming scene is featured against a stationary background, represented by an onyx disc. The figurines magically appear from the bewitching dial, emerge in turn and disappear. Each silhouette can be repeatedly enjoyed only in 24-hour time.
Irresistibly beautiful, the Journee a Paris watch indicates hours and minutes, individually displayed by centralized pink gold hands. These essential functions are driven by a self-winding mechanical movement. It oscillates at the rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and offers a respectable 60-hour power reserve.
The model is teamed with a leather strap, which terminates in a pin buckle. The Van Cleef & Arpels watch is aimed at those who look for a reliable timekeeper and an exceptional accessory.