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Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée

Van Cleef & Arpels 2013

Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée

Dance is a recurrent theme at Van Cleef & Arpels. 2011 saw the launch of the Bals de Légende collection. This year inspiration comes from the words of Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova, who dreamed of dancing as lightly as a butterfly. This Ballerine Enchantée watch shows hours and minutes on demand. A pushbutton at 8 o’clock engages the double retrograde movement which made its debut at Van Cleef & Arpels in 1927, in the Magicien Chinois pocket watch.

Movement | hand-wound mechanical

Functions | retrograde hours and minutes on demand

Dial | guilloché waves, diamonds, sculpted gold ballerina with diamonds, ballerina skirt in layered veils of champlevé and translucent enamel

Case | white gold, bezel set with diamonds, 40.5 mm ø