WOTY: Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels


Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Highly commended in the Classic Watch of the Year category was the Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels.

The Pierre Arpels timepiece is based on the very watch that the man himself made to wear on his wrist back in 1949. It is a watch that has become a legend according to Van Cleef; a symbol of elegance that is both discreet and sophisticated. WatchPro couldn’t agree more.

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The Pierre Arpels timepiece is everything that the modern watch wearer would want from a timepiece that is luxurious yet utterly understated. For 2012, Van Cleef & Arpels presents a new, more contemporary interpretation of this iconic watch, with all superfluity stripped away. It has a clean, white dial with a matt finish, simple black baton hour markers and traditional Roman numerals.

Its 42mm case is rose gold, while its fine strap is made in black leather. This is a beautiful timepiece that will last for generations.


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