We have here an incredibly elegant ladies Van Cleef & Arpels wristwatch. Under the sapphire glass is the black dial with a mixture of painted, Roman numerals and stick hour markers sat inside a railway-style minute tracking. The gilt, pencil hands add a nice contrast to the dial. The dial is signed 'Van Cleef & Arpels' at 12 o'clock and 'Paris' at 6.
The octagonal-shaped, solid 18ct gold case measures 24mm, so it would be best suited for a woman's wrist. It has articulated 'Vendôme' lugs with a T-bar for that extra touch of elegance. Inside is the mechanical manual wind caliber, fully service by us and running strongly. We've kept the watch on its original Van Cleef & Arpels strap with it's original 18ct gold, pin buckle, something that is incredibly rare for a watch of this age! We do have a new strap on order for this watch.
Between 1910 and 1920, Van Cleef & Arpels also opened boutiques throughout France in Nice, Deauville, Vichy, Lyon and Cannes.
Van Cleef & Arpels is known for its exclusive clientele, dressing the likes of Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, the Princess of Wales, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Hutton, and Princess Fawzia of Egypt, among others.
The watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
Specific Age : Circa 1980s
Case Size : 24mm
Case Thickness : 4.5mm
Lug to Lug : 30mm
Lugs : 12mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Fully Hallmarked Solid 18ct Gold
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty