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Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Nuit des Papillons

This "Poetic Complication" watch depicts a procession of butterflies glittering in the moonlight.

The Lady Nuit des Papillons watch is a "Poetic Complication" creation which was unveiled by Van Cleef & Arpels earlier this year, together with the Lady Jour des Fleurs watch.
With these two models, the Maison blends High Jewelry craftsmanship with the spirit of the Poetic Complications collection in a unique combination. Two new features are introduced on this occasion: the hour minute display with 12-hour rotating disk movement and a case measuring 33mm in diameter (compared to the usual 38mm).


Set with diamonds on the bezel and edge, the white gold case contains a hand-wound mechanical movement equipped with a 12-hour module, developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels. The reduced dimensions of the case and thinness of the movement are a feat of technical expertise. Beneath a pierced over-dial, the rotating disk makes two complete turns each day to create an ever-changing scene. Behind the circling hands, an enchanting tableau is revealed.
The dial is crowned by a sparkling over-dial with serti neige style setting, adorned with diamonds of different diameters (DE for color and VVS for clarity) so as to perfectly match the surface. Four rose-cut diamonds outline the wings of a butterfly, offering a glimpse of bluish tones through their transparency.
Between the over-dial’s motifs, a rotating disk appears, entirely set with gemstones. Carefully selected sapphires and diamonds form a subtle gradation, evoking a night sky.

Available on a shiny navy blue alligator strap, the Lady Nuit des Papillons watch can also be accompanied by a jeweled bracelet made of diamonds and colored stones on which sapphire butterfly wings or multicolored leaves flutter in the breeze.




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