When man first gazed up at the night sky looking for answers, the enchanting flickers overhead came out to play like glittering diamonds dispersed over black velvet. Tableaus of majestic lions, feisty scorpions, and quick-witted twins entertaining in the dreamy galaxy are a tale as old as time, explored for eons before the concept could even be measured.
Perhaps that is why, similar to its ingenious predecessors, Van Cleef & Arpels has tapped into the constellations to serve as the muses for its latest watch collection. Aptly named ‘Lady Arpels Zodiac Lumineux’, this selection of unique, handcrafted watches exemplifies the divine mastery of the luxury brand. Continuing in line with its recent celestial ‘Poetry of Time’ line, this iteration focuses on the zodiac signs. Like the artists, poets, and philosophers hypnotized by the heavenly skies for centuries prior, the watchmakers have captured every sign ever so elegantly in the interfaces of each piece. And with over a century of expertise in perfecting the meticulous artisanship that goes into watchmaking, they have designed timepieces that will, well, stand the test of time.
Here, Van Cleef & Arpels does for the wrist what the moon does for the sky, illuminating every wearer with state-of-the-art machinery encrusted in precious jewels and clean lines. Now that time can be both measured and worn, it’s only fitting that we keep it close. Even today, as we continue in our quest for self-awareness and personal growth, perhaps it’s only human to turn to the evening sky – or to these watches – to understand how we tick-tock.