Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels Platine

When Pierre Arpels created his own watch in 1949, it was designed to accompany whatever he might be wearing – from morning to night, on ordinary days and at special occasions alike. A man of the world, Pierre Arpels had a taste for receptions, where his charm and natural elegance stood out. In 1960, a party was held at the Place Vendôme boutique to celebrate the acquisition of an exceptional pink diamond weighing 34.64 carats. At this occasion, he presented the stone to the Maharani of Baroda and her son, in whose honor the diamond was named ‘‘Princie’’. A perfect host in Paris, Pierre Arpels also took part in the social life of the Côte d’Azur, where Van Cleef & Arpels had branches in Cannes and Monaco.

From premieres at the Cannes Film Festival to gala evenings in Monte Carlo, his watch accompanied him with exquisite refinement and discretion.

An iconic timepiece from Van Cleef & Arpels, the Pierre Arpels watch takes on a very exclusive aspect in this brand new platinum version. The rare and unchanging metal forms an elegant contrast to the black lacquered dial, evoking the masculine dress code for the smartest receptions. The collection’s emblematic piqué motif, inspired by black-tie shirtfronts, appears within this perfect circle, while the slightly raised roman numerals, hour markers and hands stand out like strokes of light.

In diameters of 38mm or 42mm, this creation is available with or without baguette-cut diamonds. Set into the bezel, this glittering line completes the ensemble and expresses the sophistication of magical evenings in the noblest of materials.

Pierre Arpels Platine
-Platinum case, 38mm diameter, crown set with a round diamond

 -Dial: black lacquer with piqué motif
-Manual-winding mechanical movement
-Black alligator bracelet, platinum pin buckle

Pierre Arpels Platine
-Platinum case, 38mm diameter, bezel set with round and baguette cut diamonds, crown set with a round diamond

 -Dial: black lacquer with piqué motif
-Manual-winding mechanical movement
-Black alligator bracelet, platinum pin buckle set with round diamonds

Pierre Arpels Platine
-Platinum case, 42mm diameter, bezel set with round and baguette cut diamonds, crown set with a round diamond

-Dial: black lacquer with piqué motif
-Manual-winding mechanical movement
-Black alligator bracelet, platinum pin buckle set with round diamonds

Pierre Arpels Platine
-Platinum case, 42mm diameter, crown set with a round diamond

-Dial: black lacquer with piqué motif
-Manual-winding mechanical movement
-Black alligator bracelet, platinum pin buckle

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