The Poetic Wish

I simply adore well made watches, better yet i love well made interesting watches. These fabulous Van Cleef Arpels watches are just that with their Poetic Wish range.
A Precious Box Each Poetic Wish timepiece is presented in its own
extraordinary cabinet made of precious woods and mother-of-pearl inlay.
The boxes tell the story of the Poetic Wish watches.
Each Poetic Wish timepiece is presented in its own extraordinary
cabinet made of precious woods and mother-of-pearl inlay. The boxes tell
the story of the Poetic Wish watches and, when they are put together,
the young lovers from within the story are re-united. The cabinet’s
interiors have been conceived following the tradition of
stringedinstrument makers so as to enhance the sound of the Poetic
Complications. The watch, placed in its customised box, becomes a
collector’s piece.


Read the story here:


Once upon a time, Van Cleef & Arpels asked a diamond fairy to
transform the colours of time. Thanks to her, complication movements, so
precious to watchmakers and to watch lovers, became poetic. This was in
2007, Van Cleef & Arpels presented a Poetic Complication: the Lady
Arpels Féérie watch, equipped with a retrograde movement.


A diamond fairy indicated the hours with her wand, the minutes with the
tip of her wings. Her dazzling wand had granted another wish: to a baby
girl in her cradle, she promised happiness, love and joy. A few years
later, Van Cleef & Arpels added another chapter to its Poetry of
Time with the Une Journée à Paris watch.


The child had become a girl and she discovered the City of Romance
thanks to a series of symbols on the watch’s dial: the place Vendôme
column, the giant Ferris wheel of the jardin des Tuileries… and the
Eiffel Tower.


In 2010, the girl was back in Paris with the Pont des Amoureux watch.
Two young people, on a summer’s night, walked along a bridge on the
Seine river. The young woman’s steps indicated the hours; the young
man’s marked the minutes.


Slowly but surely, they came closer to finally exchange a kiss at
midnight. Since then, the two young lovers have stayed in Paris and a
new chapter of The Poetry of Time has been written for them. The Lady
Arpels Poetic Wish and the Midnight Poetic Wish symbolize this
never-ending love story.

A story where the passing of time, and its precious hours and minutes, casts a spell of eternal renewal

Get involved by viewing the video below & have a look on the Van Cleef & Arpels website.  



Viral video by ebuzzing

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5 Comments

  1. January 30, 2012 / 11:27 pm

    they remind me of the swatch watches i had a a kid! super cute. xx

  2. January 31, 2012 / 12:35 pm

    I remember those! Amazing… These are like grown up ones 🙂

  3. February 1, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    I know. I really want one. Beats my M&S standard black watch!

  4. July 17, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    do you know where to get this watch and how much is it?

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