PA 49

Van Cleef & Arpels 1949

Van Cleef & Arpels/1949

In 1949, Pierre Arpels created an ultra-thin watch for his own use, a watch distinguished by its sobriety and elegance. There was such a stir over his creation that he decided it should be produced for sale. Today, the PA49 retains its key signature twin central supports, while offering a number of variations of forms and dials. Available in white gold, yellow gold or stainless steel, the PA49 can be worn with a variety of leather and metal bands.

Its new form, a bit larger but still ultra-thin, as well as its different dials and its mechanical mechanism, stay true to the spirit of the PA49 collection and emphasize its finesse and sophistication. In the extension of the PA 49, Van Cleef & Arpels, inspired by strong features of central attachment, combines it with two curved shapes in counterpoint of the characteristic central support, to create a timepiece of subtle and refined design for men: Monsieur Arpels collection.