Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complication® Five Weeks in a Balloon

The latest addition to Van Cleef & Arpel horology collection is, the ” Poetic Complication® Five Weeks in a Balloon”. Recently introduced at SIHH 2011, this master complication timepiece is inspired by the Jules Verne novel, Les Voyages Extraordinaires. The dial, decorated with champlevé enamel and inlaid with mother of-pearl, depicts a hot air ballon rising into the air of Zanzibar.

The hours and minutes are indicated by the retograde movement of the balloon’s anchor and a bird in flight. Conceived by the vibrant imagination of Van Cleef & Arpels, the Poetic Complication watches reveal an original approach to High Watchmaking. Merging the rigour required in complicated movements with the creative virtuosity of the Maison’s craftsmen brings an intimate extra dimension to these precious watches – time that beats to the pulse of happiness and emotion. The Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complication® Five Weeks in a Balloon is available in white gold case and comes in numbered edition.

– White gold case
– Dial : chamlevé enamel and mother-of-pearl
– Engraving on the caseback
– Alligator strap
– White gold buckle
– Mechanical movement,
– Retrograde Hours and Minutes
– Numbered edition.

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