Symbolising beauty and metamorphosis, butterflies unfurl their wings on feminine watches that alight on the wrist with delicacy and sophistication.
The Lady 8 Flower in red gold (limited edition of 28) features a lotus-flower automaton: a press of the finger and the bud opens up to reveal a diamond inside the petals. On the dial is a hand-painted butterfly of translucent red enamel on a guilloché ground.
The Princess Butterfly revisits the secret watch in contemporary mode and several colours on tone-on-tone straps. The wings sparkle with precious stones, in this case sapphires and diamonds, and in its heart the butterfly conceals a 17mm mother-of-pearl dial.
Van Cleef& Arpels
The Lady Nuit des Papillons features a cloud of butterflies sparkling in the night. Powered by a mechanical movement incorporating a specially developed 12hr module, this scintillating watch associates white gold, diamonds, sapphires and miniature painting.