At this year’s Watches & Wonders Asia and Watch Fair, Van Cleef & Arpels used the family’s exquisite craftsmanship to celebrate the unique Poetry of Time ™ with its elaborate dial. Psalms of time. The brand’s Cadenas® watch, launched in 1935, introduced a new design in this exhibition, allowing this top jewellery brand, which originated in the late nineteenth century, to once again showcase the original aesthetics that combine jewellery and watches.
Looking back at the Cadenas watch, which came out in 1935, it presents a unique case with a bold design, and uses eye-catching bracelets and buckles to shape the entire watch into an exciting fashion accessory. Today it still radiates enduring charm. The inspiration behind this timeless piece is the same as the Zip necklace, from the Duchess of Windsor. The first Cadenas jewellery watch is cast in 18K yellow gold, and the double-circle cylindrical hinged elegant design bracelet can be worn as a bracelet; the tilted and exquisite dial allows the wearer to read the time in a low-key and show the elegance of women. The extremely feminine watch design is like a bracelet, in which the gem-set style shines more brilliantly with diamonds. The new Cadenas watch of 2015 continues its classic look with nine new Cadenas models. The beveled dial originally designed is still in use today, the area of the dial is enlarged, making the details conspicuous and showing a clearer reading space. The diamonds set in snowflakes are dazzling, releasing the ultimate luxury of the watch. The two small ceramic beads built into the buckle are closely connected to the components, increasing the safety of the watch during wearing.
1936 Cadenas Retail Catalog Card presented to the Duchess by the Duke of Windsor.
Cadenas Bracelet Or gold bracelet watch
This Cadenas watch, made of 18K yellow gold, perfectly reflects the meticulous and simple aesthetic design concept. The double-circle cylindrical hinged bracelet in yellow gold adds a subtle and graceful charm to this classic piece, to celebrate the timeless contemporary atmosphere of this classic design. This watch is also available in a crocodile leather strap style that adds charm to a slim wrist.
Cadenas Bracelet Or gold bracelet watch, 18K yellow gold case, bracelet, mother-of-pearl dial, quartz movement.
Cadenas Sertie diamond watch
The Cadenas Sertie diamond watch combines the light and shadow lines of jewellery in 18K yellow and 18K white gold. The top of the case and the two ends of the crocodile leather strap are paved with diamonds in a snowflake-like setting, which is bright and eye-catching. The Cadenas Sertie diamond watch is also equipped with a gold bracelet style. The double-circle cylindrical hinged bracelet is unique in design. The Cadenas Sertie Bracelet Or gold bracelet diamond watch is outlined by round and feminine curves.
Cadenas Sertie Bracelet Or watch with gold bracelet and diamonds, 18K white gold case, bracelet, diamond-set case, mother-of-pearl dial, quartz movement.
Cadenas Sertie diamond watch, 18K yellow gold diamond case, mother-of-pearl dial, alligator strap, quartz movement.
Cadenas Pavée diamond watch
The new Cadenas Pavée style reflects the jewellery look of this watch design. The top of the case is inlaid with princess-cut diamonds, and the entire case, dial and buckle are paved with round diamonds in a snowflake-like setting process, which shines brightly. This magnificent and subtle design, combined with 18K white gold double-circle cylindrical hinged bracelet, exudes the ultimate dazzling light. The Cadenas Pavée watch is available in rose gold with pink corundum and diamonds. The case and buckle are paved with diamonds and gradual pink corundum, sparkling and gentle.
Cadenas Pavée Bracelet Or gold bracelet with full pavé diamond watch, 18K white gold case, bracelet, snowflake diamonds, quartz movement.
Cadenas Pavée Saphirs Roses Bracelet Or gold bracelet with fully paved pink corundum watch, 18K rose gold case, bracelet, snowflake diamonds and pink corundum, equipped with quartz movement.