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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS – Complications PoétiquesTM Lady ArpelsTM Ronde des Papillons

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Butterflies with bright wings dance among the clouds in an aerial ballet beneath the kindly gaze of a swallow, the symbol of good luck and happiness. The butterfly embodies reincarnation and immortality. Van Cleef & Arpels is continuing to write its love letter with the Lady ArpelsTM Ronde des Papillons. Shimmering pearl grey clouds float on different levels in a hand-painted blue mother-of-pearl sky. They conceal three multicolour butterflies in rosy white, light orange and red and yellow which, one by one, burst from the clouds to track the minutes. The retrograde hours are depicted by the flight of a white gold engraved swallow painted in black, blue and white. Press the pusher at 8 o’ clock on the white gold 38mm case and, brought to life by the self-winding movement which also provides a 42-hour power reserve, the butterflies flutter from the clouds to dance in the sparkling sky. Price upon request. Sharmila Bertin

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