Van Cleef & Arpels 1935

Van Cleef & Arpels : Cadenas Watch/1935

The Cadenas watch, inspired by a padlock, was created in 1935. With its remarkable clasp and snake-chain band, the watch soon became emblematic of the House. This timepiece combines creativity, functionality and formal beauty. In the first years of the last century, no elegant woman could look at her watch for the time.

The Cadenas watch was thus designed as a bracelet of original design that had appearance of a watch only in the eyes of its wearer. Inspired by the Duchess of Windsor, it has become a timeless addition to the van Cleef & Arpels collection.