For the sixth edition of the Only Watch charity auction, Van Cleef & Arpels has once again responded to an appeal by the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy). For the occasion, the Maison has created a unique piece, born of the excellence of its craftsmanship and its Poetry of Time™ philosophy. From the Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs collection, this watch illustrates its vision of travel while at the same time evoking, through a specific aesthetic, its lasting ties with Monaco.

Van Cleef & Arpels has created a masculine complication piece with dual time zone that invites us on a journey and exalts the colors of Monaco. In homage to the Principality, the dial displays a radiant Mediterranean blue while the elegant calligraphy evokes the white foam on the crest of the waves.

Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs timepiece for Only Watch 2015. © Van Cleef & Arpels

Fitted with a self-winding movement with double jumping hour and retrograde minutes, this creation celebrates both the beauty of the moment and the promise of distant horizons.

The back of the piece allows a continuation of this journey into the heart of the movement, visible through a sapphire crystal. In order to preserve the slimness of the case, emblematic of the Pierre Arpels collection, it is equipped with a platinum micro-rotor, remarkable for its small volume. Covered with a piqué decoration, it recalls the movement of the waves with its regular oscillation. The Van Cleef & Arpels hallmark and signature engraved on the gold of the case stamp their seal on the excellence of the finishes.

In the tradition of Van Cleef & Arpels’ watchmaking complications, this Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs watch reflects the Maison’s creativity and narrative poetry, as well as its dedication to the values of generosity and sharing.