Van Cleef & Arpels: Extraordinary Dial Midnight Nuit Boreale
Imagined as a picture of the heavens in miniature, this extraordinary dial offers a lesson in Greek mythology. A fearsome creature watches over the Golden Fleece; Cassiopeia makes a proud figure; Zeus takes the form of a swan to seduce Leda; the Great Bear and the Little Bear evoke Callisto, the nymph transformed by Hera, and her son Arcas. They are portrayed in grisaille enamel, a technique which creates dramatic effects of light and shadow, spotlighted with dots of yellow gold.
Movement | self-winding mechanical
Functions | hours, minutes