First created in 2008, the Charms timepiece is among Van Cleef & Arpels’ emblematic watchmaking creations. Its clean, delicate lines are embellished with a lucky charm that spins with each movement of the wrist.

This year, the collection is adorned with shimmering bouquets bearing messages of love, while the charm takes on a floral motif. The mother-of-pearl dials are decorated with buttercups, daffodils, crocuses, lilacs, wallflowers and forget-me-nots, using various traditional craft skills, including miniature painting in two or three dimensions and cabochonné enameling.

The Charms Extraordinaire Langage des Fleurs collection is a numbered edition composed of three models - Espérance, Amour, Désir. The gradation of stones embellishing the bezel matches the color of the watch. Two interchangeable shiny alligator straps adorn the timepiece to suit every mood.

 

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Charms Extraordinaire Espérance. © Van Cleef & Arpels

Charms Extraordinaire Espérance
The smallest model (25mm) in the collection comes in a yellow gold case. The bezel is set with diamonds, spessartite garnets and yellow sapphires. The buttercup in cabochonné enamel symbolizes beauty, the daffodil designates true love’s desire while the chickweed represents the meeting. The charm is a buttercup spinning round a row of shaded yellow sapphires and spessartite garnets. Its petals are also fashioned from yellow sapphires, while a spessartite garnet represents a pistil. The buttercup engraved on the rear of the timepiece echoes the story of the dial.

The watch is animated by a quartz movement.
The interchangeable shiny green alligator bracelet is equipped with a yellow gold pin buckle set with diamonds.

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