Van Cleef & Arpels: The Enchanted Hours

Whether painting a landscape, sculpting endearing characters, or breathing life into an enchanting scene, Van Cleef & Arpels’ craftsmen combine their expertise to inspire dreams and wonderment.
Photography: Marc de Groot | Art Director: Gaspard Yurkievich and Guido Voss | Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

The Van Cleef & Arpels’ Lady Féerie watch is reimagined in new hues made possible by different shades of enamel and miniature painting, and three Extraordinary Objects reflect the Maison’s taste for the mechanical arts. To complement the work of watchmakers, Van Cleef & Arpels surrounds them with talents, forged through transmission, passion, and time devoted to their craft. These masters deploy the nobility of their expertise in the service of the Maison’s Poetry of Time, transforming challenges into innovations. These exquisite compositions bear witness to the infinite creativity and collective excellence of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Since the 1940s, Van Cleef & Arpels has celebrated the beauty of fairies through creations brimming with enchantment. Today, the Maison is offering a new take on its Lady Féerie watch, entirely in shades of pink. Enriching the Féerie collection, this Poetic Complications piece brings together watchmaking savoir-faire and traditional crafts in a 33mm case of delicate proportions. In a dreamlike scene, a fairy marks the passing hours with its magic wand in the soft light of dusk.


For over 80 years Van Cleef & Arpels

celebrates the beauty of fairies.


Photography: Johann Sauty | Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

Like a protective muse, she appears seated on an iridescent cloud of white mother-of-pearl, wearing a dress of diamonds, pink sapphires, and miniature painting on gold. Her wings are coated with a powdery gradient, achieved by combining translucent pink plique-à-jour enamel with opaque pink enamel. Employed in the same design by the Maison, these techniques create interplays of light and transparency in the wings, which are bordered with diamonds minutely set after the enamelings. With her diamond face, the feminine figure points out the minutes with her magic wand, while the setting sun welcomes the passing of the hours in a window of mother-of-pearl haloed with a soothing glow. Visible from the underside of the watch, the oscillating weight is engraved with a night sky, showing a full moon sprinkled with stars. This design is covered by a sapphire glass adorned with clouds whose enamelled contours create a slightly glittery effect.


Photography: Clément Rousset | Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

Lady Féerie Or Rose watch

33mm case in rose gold, diamonds Dial in rose and white gold, pink sapphires, diamonds, white mother-of-pearl, opaque and plaque-à-jour enamel

Self-winding mechanical movement equipped with a retrograde and jumping hours module

Interchangeable alligator leather strap