Elegance can be yours with Van Cleef & Arpels’ Ballerine Enchatee Poetic Complication, unveiled at SIHH 2013, which pays an ode to the grace and charm of a lithe ballerina at her prime. The miniature ballerina figurine is the highlight of the watch, occupying a position of pride on the dial and is crafted with diamonds, with an emphasis on her waist and face. A double layered tutu against the guilloché background adds more character and dimension to the piece, enhanced by the application of translucent Grand Feu enamel. The timepiece boasts of a double retrograde movement and adding life to the watch is this unique feature: when the user presses a button at the 8 o’clock position, the ballerina’s tutu comes to life!
This watch was inspired by Anna Pavlova quote, ”I’ve been dreaming that I was a ballerina, and that I was spending my whole life dancing as lightly as a butterfly…”The mechanism however is inspired by its watch making heritage; that of the Magicien chinois pocket watch from 1927.