Van Cleef African Landscape

by · January 16, 2016

The Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels African Landscape Watch is a spectacular watch that was inspired by the iconic novel Five Weeks in a Ballon. The main character is a traveller that admires Africa from above while he is suspended in his basket. The fauna, flora and natural beauties are the elements that have set Maison’s imagination. The most fascinating and complex part of the watch is the artful dial that shows a mother antelope and her baby.

The dial is truly extraordinary. Its design depicts just a part of the unique African landscape in a way that echoes through time and space. The 38 mm white gold case is elegant and feminine due to its round forms, slim lines and extravagant details. One of the most original and wonderful aspect of the timepiece is the white gold bezel adorned with round diamonds. The overall look of the watch is one of extraordinary preciosity. Wearing this watch equals luxury, refinement and distinction.

Van Cleef & Arpels watch

Getting back to the dial, this is magnificently decorated with white gold sculpted sky and bushes, yellow jasper earth, white gold sculpted rocks, paillonné and champlevé translucent enamel, a white mother-of-pearl sculpted waterfall, and white gold sculpted antelopes with round diamonds and miniature painted eyes. All these distinct elements form an extraordinary African landscape of an exotic charm.

The white gold crown is as extravagant as the dial due to the use of a luxurious round diamond. Furthermore, the Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels African Landscape Watch comes with a unique shiny blue alligator strap complemented by a white gold pin buckle with signature round diamonds.

As you can imagine, the Van Cleef & Arpels African Landscape isn’t a very affordable timepiece. This is one of the most extravagant and expensive luxury watches in the world. Manufactured in a limited number of 22 pieces, one of these models costs about $100,000. It is considered a rarity in the watch world and it is a design that intrigues even the most savant watch enthusiast.

The Van Cleef & Arpels African Landscape Watch with Antelope Décor is a very precise and durable timepiece that is powered by a mechanical manual winding movement also known as 830P. This artfully constructed mechanism features a 60 hours power reserve.

One of the most impressive details about the Van Cleef & Arpels is that every single watch is handmade by a very skilled artisan. Due to this fact, the carat, weight and quantity of the stones may differ from one product to another.

The case of the Van Cleef & Arpels African Landscape Extraordinary measures 38 mm in diameter and 10.5 thicknesses. Its white gold and beautifully crafted case is water resistant up to an impressive depth of 30 meters.

For those who are looking for one of the most extravagant and artfully constructed timepieces ever, Van Cleef and Arpels has the perfect answer- the African Landscape Watch with Antelope Décor. This magnificent design impresses with aesthetic sophistication and a pronounced attention for luxurious details.

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