By offering a poetic representation of the stars, the constellations have nourished Van Cleef & Arpels’ imagination from High Jewelry to Watchmaking. 

To depict the depth of the sky along with all the symbolic power of the constellations, Van Cleef & Arpels has combined different traditional crafts within each dial. While engraving and sculpture on gold provide the motifs with spectacular effects of relief and texture, the champlevé and vallonné enameling techniques add color. On the dial of the Midnight Constellation Aquila, the plumage of the eagle offers a subtle palette of blue tones.

 

Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight Constellation Aquila

Midnight Constellation Aquila © Van Cleef & Arpels

The background in onyx have called for carefully selected stones that meet the Maison’s standards of excellence – as have the diamonds. Set within golden stars, they evoke the sparkle of the constellations in the sky. The back of the watch features an engraving of the piece’s motif along with the constellation’s Latin name: Aquila.

A black alligator bracelet with a white gold folding buckle set with round diamonds completes the piece.

Edition limited to 22 pieces.