Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels (Van Cleef and Arpels) is a French watch brand, the company also sells jewelry and perfumes. Van Cleef & Arpels was founded in 1896. Van Cleef and Arpels is most famous for its colorful jewelry collections, many of the pieces feature flora or fauna inspired motives. The collections are sought after by celebrities and royals alike. Approx 15% of Van Cleef & Arpels' revenues stem from watch sales. Among the more popular timepieces are the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra, Van Cleef & Arpels Charms, Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels, Van Cleef & Arpels Extraordinary Dials, Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complications. Van Cleef & Arpels watches prices can be found on our watch database where we feature dozens of Van Cleef and Arpels watches. Our coverage includes Van Cleef & Arpels watch news, blog posts, updates and other posts about Van Cleef & Arpels watches as well as Van Cleef & Arpels watch infos. Van Cleef & Arpels watches are available globally.

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SIHH 2014 ROUNDUP: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last week's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our live updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days.Day One:The first day of SIHH saw the introduction of Baume & Mercier's first ever tourbillon, the Baume & Mercier Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon, as well as the Clifton … [Read more...]

The 3 Biggest Surprises at SIHH 2014

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I know, I know, you are supposed to expect the unexpected. Even so, I did not expect what Baume & Mercier, Greubel Forsey and Cartier unveiled at last week’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are the three biggest surprises of SIHH 2014. … [Read more...]

Photo Gallery: Touring the Luxury Booths of SIHH 2014

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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which took place last week in Geneva, is probably the world's most exclusive international watch fair, with an invitation-only guest list. As we did last year, WatchTime wanted to give our readers and diehard watch fans a peek inside those hallowed halls of horology, courtesy of these exclusive photos by our own Mike Disher. Click below to begin the tour... … [Read more...]

4 Artistic Watches From SIHH 2014

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High horology isn’t just about movements: it’s also about aesthetics. The watch brands at SIHH in Geneva called on a range of decorative techniques, such as guillochage, enameling, and skeletonizing, that can add as much to the cost of watch as can a notable manufacture movement. Here, four watches showcasing the skills that some high-end watch companies call the “metiers d’art.” … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication

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If you’ve ever wondered when Jupiter will next be aligned with Mars, Van Cleef & Arpels has a watch that will tell you. Its new Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication watch has six rotating disks, each bearing a tiny sphere representing one of the six planets visible with the naked eye. … [Read more...]

Around the Web: The Secret Message in Lincoln’s Watch, Behind the Scenes at SIHH 2014, and More

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Welcome to this week's installment of “Around the Web”. As always, WatchTime social media maven Alan Loren updates watch aficionados with what we thought were some of the most interesting watch-related stories and news tidbits of the past weeks, culled from the websites of your favorite brands as well as popular watch blogs and other media. Here’s what caught our  eye this week. … [Read more...]

A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights Top 5 Watches from Only Watch 2013

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The fifth edition of the biennial "Only Watch" auction took place over the weekend at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. When the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 euros for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T fetched the highest price ever paid for a modern wristwatch at auction. … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September

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The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. … [Read more...]

Photo Slideshow: Inside SIHH 2013

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The 2013 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) was held last week in Geneva. And unlike its larger counterpart in Basel, this watch fair is mostly closed to the public. To give our WatchTime fans a glimpse of what goes on in those hallowed halls of horology, we've compiled a slideshow of photos, taken at the show by our own Mike Disher. … [Read more...]

Video: Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels

The understated, elegant look that has come back into fashion in men’s watches over the past few years is on display in the men’s dress watch introduced by watch-and-jewelry maison Van Cleef & Arpels at this year’s SIHH watch fair: the Pierre Arpels, named after a son of the brand’s co-founder, is a contemporary version of a wristwatch that Arpels created for himself in 1949.Click here to see photos of the Pierre Arpels.Click below to see the video...Receive all the … [Read more...]

Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels (Video)

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The understated, elegant look that has come back into fashion in men's watches over the past few years is on display in the men's dress watch introduced by watch-and-jewelry maison Van Cleef & Arpels at this year's SIHH watch fair: the Pierre Arpels, named after a son of the brand's co-founder, is a contemporary version of a wristwatch that Arpels created for himself in 1949.The concept behind the original watch was a thin, perfectly round case that appears to be suspended in space due … [Read more...]

2011: The Year in Review Quiz, Part 1

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It's December, and you know what that means. It's time to look back. Have you been paying attention for the past 12 months? You knew there would be a quiz, right? Say goodbye to 2011 with this little test the focuses on some of the most (and least) important stories of the year. As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

De Bethune, TAG Heuer, Zenith and Others Take Top Prizes at 2011 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

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More than 1,500 personalities from the watchmaking world turned out at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on Saturday November 19 for the 2011 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix awards ceremony. The “Aiguille d’Or” prize for the watch of the year went to the De Bethune's DB28. … [Read more...]

Only Watch 2011 Raises €4,563,000 to Support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

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The fourth edition of the biennial Only Watch Charity Auction was held at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco on September 23, in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. The sale brought an outstanding €4,563,000, doubling the 2009 results. The auction room was full and the sale generated intense internet and telephone bidding from around the world. Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones attended to show his support for the cause. Find complete results and images of the top five lots inside. … [Read more...]

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

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On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]

2010 Winners: Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

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The watch world gathered in Geneva this past Thursday for the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. Prizes were awarded in several categories, including men's and ladies' watches, complicated watches, sports watches, design watches, and the coveted Aiguille d'Or or "Golden Hand" Grand Prix Award. Look inside for the complete list of winners for 2010. … [Read more...]

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

The following brands will exhibit their timepieces to invited trade only at the Palexpo in Geneva:A.Lange & Söhne, Alfred Dunhill, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, JeanRichard, Girard Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Ralph Lauren Watch & Jewelery Co, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels … [Read more...]

Tips for Attending Baselworld

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Baselworld 2010 runs from March 18 to 25 and it's open to the public. Admission is CHF 60.00 for a 1-day pass, or CHF 150.00 for an 8-day pass. The doors are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 4 p.m. on March 25.If you’re thinking of attending, here are some quick tips:The Fair is held at the Basel Exhibition Center, known locally as Messe Basel. Hall No. 1 is the main building where the big watch brands are located. Other buildings also house watch exhibitors – check maps available at … [Read more...]

SIHH Adds Greubel Forsey and Richard Mille

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2010 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie and the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, organizer of the SIHH, is pleased to announce the arrival of two new exhibitors. Following a vote by the SIHH Exhibitor Committee, Greubel Forsey and Richard Mille will join the 17 brands which exhibited at the last SIHH. The 2010 exhibition will be held January 18-22 in Geneva. … [Read more...]

Executive Sweep

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September was a tough month for watch executives, and not just because of the continuing slump in sales. A small army of top executives – three worldwide CEOs, and five U.S. ones – resigned or were fired. … [Read more...]

Only Watch Preview at Tourneau NY September 10-12

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Watch collectors and aficionados will have an opportunity to preview the 34 one-of-a-kind timepieces being offered at Only Watch 2009 during an exhibition at the Tourneau Time Machine in New York September 10-12. Only Watch is a biannual auction held during the Monaco Yacht Show under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. The world's leading watch brands donate unique and first-in-a-series "Only Watches", and the timepieces are auctioned by Patrizzi & Co. with all proceeds going to support … [Read more...]

Speak Easy

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Not long ago, Lynn Miner, a reader of WatchTime magazine, wrote with a request: would we publish a guide on how to pronounce all those nettlesome watch-brand names? We hope the following brand list, with phonetic spellings on the right, helps Miner and tongue-twisted watch fans everywhere. … [Read more...]