Van Cleef & Arpels 2007

Van Cleef & Arpels: Décolleté/2007

Haute couture and high jewellery unite in a world of exceptional craftsmanship characterized by unique artistry and demanding standards. Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates this union with its Couture Collection: where fabric becomes jewellery and jewellery becomes fabric created to drape a woman in full splendour. The Décolleté line pays homage to the elegant simplicity of a white gold and diamond ribbon, tied in a seemingly effortless knot. The Décolleté watch completes the line. Décolleté necklace, Couture.

As for all of Van Cleef & Arpels' creations, the technical complexity of the piece is hidden by the apparent Simplicity and beauty of the finished object. Here, the ribbon that winds around the dial seems to be in movement. Thus we have a truly "High Jewellery" watch: only the most exceptional quality of diamonds has been selected by the House (DEF VVS) to give it its dazzling brilliance. The setting of the diamonds by a master setter highlights the stones and ensures that the watch is beautiful from every angle. Last but not least, only a master jeweller could develop the invisible clasp which gives such an impression of lightness and fluidity.

This watch gives the admirer an irresistible urge to undo the delicate knot with a simple pull on the sparkling ribbon.