Located at the top and the bottom of the watch, it is similar to the Earth’s invisible central axis which crosses the planet’s core and runs from one pole to the other.
The absence of the two lateral attachments that usually secure classic van cleef & arpels pierre arpels watch replica cases to their bracelets gives the impression that the circle is suspended in space. The only attachment is very thin and Pierre Arpels will make it even thinner, so that it practically disappears.
It is all about style, a sort of essential elegance: a beauty that is not flaunted but suggested. To understand this, all we have to do is observe Pierre Arpels in the opening scene of the French film “Fantômas”, shot in 1964. Van Cleef & Arpels agreed to lend the place Vendôme boutique for the filming of the first scene which is set at a prestigious jeweller’s. Pierre Arpels plays himself.
For this impeccably mannered man, time must not dominate everyday life. He would consider it rude to be caught looking at the time during a moment spent with a client or a friend.
That is also one of the reasons he has designed an extra thin watch. It must sit discreetly under the cuff of his shirt; slide out as smoothly as possible, without ever catching on the material, so as to go unnoticed.
The gesture is restrained and refined. It matches the man’s elegance. Every morning, Pierre Arpels chooses his suit, his tie, his shoes with the utmost care. For this man of the world, the search for harmony is essential. His clothes, his environment, his office giving out onto the place Vendôme, are all in step with his taste for quiet sophistication.
It is this spirit that led him to create, in 1949, the watch he had always dreamed of. van cleef and arpels watch replica is 30 years old and, after the dark years of World War II, he is no longer a carefree young man. Like many of his peers, he has learnt the importance of going straight to the essence of things and “his” watch is the symbol of this outlook on life. The ostentatious excesses of the 30s, of his youth, the extravagant aesthetics and superfluous details, are over.