At the SIHH 2017 event, Van Cleef & Arpels is pleased to announce the first work of the Extraordinary Object series: Automate Fée Ondine. With years of unremitting efforts, the family has worked closely with FrançoisJunod, a master of robotic puppet production, to gather the superb skills of countless master craftsmen, and finally complete this masterpiece.
This unique piece blends the family’s long tradition of fine jewelry making with precious traditional watchmaking skills such as fine watchmaking and table clocks, writing a new chapter in poetic time for the family. The high-level complex mechanical devices in the work not only involve various elements to clearly indicate the time, but also capture the delicate beauty of nature’s fleeting beauty, the elegance of the fairy when she wakes up from sleep, and the delicateness of precious gems and enamel Colors change, showing the changing poetry. The family uses the most exquisite craftsmanship to inject vitality into the splendid scene. Wonderful ideas and smart ideas are perfectly combined with the traditional craftsmanship that has been passed down from generation to generation, creating the fantastic and wonderful charm of the Extraordinary Object series.
Automate Fée Ondine Extraordinary Object
Top: engraved and enamel silver band, white gold, rose gold, diamond, pink sapphire
Fairy: white gold, diamond, sapphire, milky aquamarine, stained glass enamel
Water lilies: silver, enamel, yellow gold, diamonds, yellow and orange sapphires
Butterfly: white gold, diamond, pink sapphire, Australian white opal
Flying bugs: rose gold, white gold, diamonds, concealed ruby
Bottom of the table: ebony plywood
Automatic mechanical movement device: manual winding mechanical movement, manual mechanical movable device. When the mechanical movement device is fully wound, it can complete 5 rounds of mechanical movements of 50 seconds each.
Watchmaking mechanism: manual winding mechanical movement, retrograde hour hand, eight-day power reserve