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Lady Arpels Papillon Extraordinaire Watch – SIHH 2013

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Straight from Van Cleef & Arpels Facebook page, here’s an extremely detailed look into the new Lady Arpels Papillon Extraordinaire watch from SIHH 2013.

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A true distillation of savoir-faire, this Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Extraordinaire watch elegantly combines hard stone marquetry for the sections in lapis lazuli, sculpture on gold and mother-of-pearl for the background and the outline of the butterfly, plique-à-jour enameling for the color of the wings and diamond setting.
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-White gold case, 38 mm diameter, bezel set with diamonds
-Dial: sculpted mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, plique-à-jour enamel, diamonds
-Hand-wound mechanical movement

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Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Extraordinaire watch – Mother-of-pearl sculpting
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Discover more about Mother-of-pearl engraving and marquetry: http://goo.gl/oOXau

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Attitudes Photo © Van Cleef & Arpels

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Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Extraordinaire watch – Plique-à-jour enamel
Attitudes Photo © Van Cleef & Arpels
Discover more about the Plique à jour enamel technique: http://goo.gl/6ld2X

 

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    Rachael Clark
    January 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I love this presentation of VCA watches you put together! They are truly little works of art that are painstakingly made piece by piece.

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