What feels like a follow up to the Van Cleef & Arpels
Viscount watch comes the Vicomte collection. This piece is not a wrist watch at all, but a neck-borne timepiece for women. Lovely as a piece of jewelry, the timepiece continues Van Cleef & Arpel's tradition as a maker of beautiful, if not extravagant jewelry timepieces. The piece is part of their Les Jardins collection and looks more like something from 200 years ago than a modern foray into the hearts of luxury lovers. I think the venture is a move toward the special place people have in their hearts for antiquity. If you look closely, you can tell that the dial design almost looks like a fountain of water flowing upwards. This is more or less the theme of the watch, with the "fountain" being made up of a series of large sapphire jewels as well as different cuts of diamonds.
The dial itself is inlaid mother of pearl, and I love the classic styling of the 18k white gold and diamond designs under the 36mm wide watch face. Van Cleef & Arpels calls the piece the Vicomte Watch Pendant Necklace, but I find the name to be rather dull to say out loud. Interestingly, the watch case itself can be detached from the necklace and worn separately. A nice timepiece for the classic lady (or the one in your life).
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review