Historical Perspectives Van Cleef & Arpels And The Unusual Cadenas Wristwatch

Hodinkee

When you think about Van Cleef & Arpels, what do you think of? The Alhambra necklaces and earrings? The experimental poetic complications watches? If your answer to either of these was “yes,” then I invite you to take a closer look at the Cadenas (or “Padlock”) wristwatch. What started out as a simple appreciation for a cool vintage ladies’ watch turned into a deep interest in the heritage and success of the hautejoallerie maison Van Cleef & Arpels and the research led me to some pretty interesting places.

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