Friday 06 March 2015

Van Cleef & Arpels Carpe Koï Watch Bracelet

Van Cleef & Arpels Carpe Koï Watch Bracelet

The 16 brands of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) held January in Geneva presented a number of quality jewelry watches but what Van Cleef & Arpels unveiled was a work of art. The Carpe Koï watch bracelet combines all of the strengths of the Parisian jewelry and watch house—design, craftsmanship, the use rare gems in unique combinations, and storytelling . 

It is an orange-colored Koi carp in lifelike detail that represents what the brand calls its Mains d’Or (Hands of Gold), the skills of artists to first draw the piece in intricate detail followed by the hand-crafted techniques of its jewelers to create the jewel. It appears to be a happy fish and why wouldn’t it be with a body of 8,000 carefully crafted precious gems. that took 3,450 hours to create.

Read the rest of this article at Forbes.

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