Hands-On: With The New Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas

Hands-On: With The New Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas

Originally, the Cadenas watch was planned in 1935 and stays one of the brand’s most symbolic pieces. The underlying model was in yellow gold, and the twofold snake-chain wristband was fastened with a latch like contraption. The mathematical lines of the piece are regular of 1930s plan and give the otherwise female piece a tenseness that fit the time.

Fun actuality: the most acclaimed rendition had a place with the Duchess of Windsor and was a platinum and jewel set arm band watch that would later sell at Sotheby’s for a whopping CHF 362,500 out of 2011.

This year, Van Cleef & Arpels delivered a revamped Cadenas. The new piece has been fitted with a bigger case and comes in four combinations: yellow gold with jewels and twofold snake arm band, white gold with precious stones and twofold snake wristband, and yellow gold and white gold with gator tie. All have mother-of-pearl dials attentively positioned at a point on the yellow-gold three-sided case behind the U-structure fasten. This allows for simple perusing without moving your arm to see your watch – advantageous for an awful first date.

My undisputed top choice is the yellow gold with the twofold snake wristband. The watch is comfortable while exquisitely hanging across your wrist. The calculated case is consummately cleaned with pavé precious stones of different sizes, otherwise known as serti type neige. The mother-of-pearl dial is bigger in the advanced variant, so it is much simpler to peruse than the first – and furthermore stays aware of the pattern of bigger watches for women.

My just frustration with the watch is the quartz development, as vintage Van Cleef & Arpels watches used to have the most minuscule manual-winding developments made by extraordinary fabricates like Jaeger-LeCoultre.

White Gold Version With Alligator Strap

Overall the new Cadenas is exquisite and great face to face; for more information, visit the Van Cleef & Arpels website.

Retail costs are as follows:

White gold with wristband: $43,000

Yellow gold with wristband: $40,100

White gold with gator tie: $37,300

Yellow gold with gator tie: $34,400


And in light of the fact that I am a sucker for a decent sky chart , I have incorporated some very close photos of the Midnight in New York watch from Van Cleef & Arpels’ Poetic Complications line. Like the Parisian form, the New York watch has a prophetic guide of New York City and moves somewhat consistently to mirror the changing night skies. The development completes a full yearly turn, and through the sapphire gem one can see the schedule fitted into a piece of shooting star from billions of years ago.

More information on the Poetic Complications Collection can be found here .