Van Cleef & Arpels Cadrans Extraordinaires Animal Watches For 2011
This will be a visual journey through the collection. Don't forget that the dials take a lot of time to complete. Some of the animal characters look better than others, but the backgrounds are universally stunning. There is an amazing amount of color and depth to them, especially because they rely on a lot of enameling and mother-of-pearl. It is hard not to be impressed when seeing them.
One other theme that is important to note is the concept of mother and child. Each of these dials has a mother animal with her young. The idea is to have the watch owners acquire the pieces and think of their children when wearing the watches. Each of these Van Cleef & Arpels watches is limited to just 22 pieces and contain manually wound Swiss mechanical movements. Check out the gallery below and if you want more info then contact Van Cleef & Arpels.
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