Le Jardin
Van Cleef & Arpels

Genuine jewels and enchanting timepieces, the High Jewelry watches depict the passage of the hours with a precious sparkle. This year, the Maison has given pride of place to flora, contributing all the excellence of its savoir-faire to its vision of the Poetry of Time. Nature – one of the Maison's favorite themes – has instilled its rhythm, freshness and perpetual metamorphoses into eight floral creations. Whether unique or repetitive, they form a garden rich in delicate shades.

Secret watches feature prominently, creating a sense of surprise and wonder that perpetuates the Maison's much-loved tradition of mystery. With their skillfully hidden dials, these elegant and inventive pieces allow their wearers to tell the time discretely, in keeping with rules of courtesy. At the heart of a jewel-encrusted flower, this game of hide and seek is eternally renewed, providing a secret space for each instant.

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Dandelion Secret watch

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Dandelion Secret watch

10mm diameter dial in yellow gold, round yellow diamonds,
petals in yellow gold, one round white diamond, round yellow diamonds

Cover in yellow gold, round yellow diamonds

Bracelet in white, yellow and pink gold, round white and yellow diamonds

Quartz movement

Unique piece

Reflecting nature's perpetual renewal, the Dandelion Secret watch offers dazzling metamorphoses to the person who appreciates its beauty. With twin motifs embellishing each end of a torque bracelet, it pays homage to this wild flower's dual nature. White and yellow diamonds alternate along the bracelet to recreate the outline of the leaves, before adorning the feathery seeds and petals respectively. While the corolla's heart pivots to reveal a sun-colored dial, an ethereal diamond sphere employs an en trembleuse mechanism to depict the ball of seeds, which quiver delicately as if about to take flight.

360° Dandelion Secret watch movie
Le Jardin Van Cleef & Arpels movie - Dandelion Secret watch
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4/4 Jewelry work, adjusting

Pivoine Secrète watch

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Pivoine Secrète watch

10mm diameter dial in yellow gold, round spessartite garnets,
petals in white gold, round diamonds

Cover in white gold, round diamonds, round spessartite garnets,
leaves in white gold, round diamonds, round mint tourmalines

Bracelet in pink gold, round pink sapphires, round diamonds

Quartz movement

Unique piece

Deep in this precious garden, majestic flowers keep watch over time, revealing their secret with a brush of the fingers. The peony, in its dazzling diamond robe, conceals a hidden dial in its heart of spessartite garnets. The Maison's jewelry-making savoir-faire is here revealed in the movement, delicacy and angle of each petal, which endow the corolla with an exceptionally realistic three-dimensional effect.

Lush green leaves furl around a delicate bracelet in pink gold and pink sapphires. When closed, the clasp forms an elegant bow against the wrist, providing this unique piece with the grace of a ribbon.

Le Jardin Van Cleef & Arpels Movie - Pivoine Secrète and Chysanthème Secret watches
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3/4 Jewelry work, adjusting
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4/4 Jewelry work, assembling

Chrysanthème Secret watch

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Chrysanthème Secret watch

10mm diameter dial in yellow gold, round spessartite garnets,
petals in pink gold, round diamonds, round pink sapphires

Cover in pink gold, round diamonds, round pink sapphires,
leaves in pink and yellow gold, round diamonds

Bracelet in white gold, round diamonds

Quartz movement

Unique piece

Immediately recognizable with its generous and finely chiseled corolla, a chrysanthemum here unfurls its petals in a spiral of diamonds and pink sapphires to form a subtle gradation of colors. Thanks to a hidden mechanism, the heart lifts up to reveal a dial in autumn colors, set with spessartite garnets.

The art of blending stones of varied shades is here equaled by that of shaping and combining different golds: leaves of pink and yellow gold lie gently on a bracelet of white gold and diamonds, forming a delicate backdrop for this striking flower.

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Myosotis watch

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Myosotis watch

12mm diameter dial in white gold, round blue sapphires

Bezel in white gold, round diamonds

Bracelet in white, yellow and pink gold, round blue, yellow and pink sapphires

Quartz movement

Unique piece

This virtuoso piece expresses all the inventiveness and excellence of Van Cleef & Arpels' savoir-faire to evoke the tender symbolism of the myosotis (or forget-me-not). When laid flat, the bracelet reveals a bouquet of wild flowers in gentle yellow, blue and pink shades. Wrapped around the wrist, it takes on a new aspect with the appearance of a bed of pink sapphires beneath the corollas. This creation beguiles the eye with its remarkable volume, split-level articulated structure and precious transformations.

Le Jardin Van Cleef & Arpels Movie - Myosotis and Pâquerette watches

Pâquerette watch

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Pâquerette watch

2mm diameter dial in white gold, round diamonds

Bezel in yellow gold, round diamonds

Bracelet in white and yellow gold, pear-shaped diamonds,
round yellow sapphires, round tsavorite garnets

Quartz movement

Unique piece

The Pâquerette watch adopts the same structure as the Myosotis watch, repeating the exercise in an interplay of springtime colors. It illustrates the talent of the Maison's stone experts and setters by blending sparkling pear-shaped diamonds with round yellow sapphires to depict the petals. The expanse of daisies seems to come to life when the bracelet is fastened: tsavorite garnets then appear to suggest the grass of a meadow.

Entirely paved with white diamonds, a dial sparkles at the heart of the piece, counting the hours in time with the rhythm of nature.

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3/5 Setting work, bead setting.
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Marguerite Secrète watch

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Marguerite Secrète watch

12mm diameter dial in yellow gold, round diamonds, petals in white gold, round diamonds

Bezel in yellow gold, round diamonds

Cover in yellow gold, round yellow sapphires

Bracelet in black gros grain, pin buckle in yellow gold, round diamonds in serti neige style setting

Clip in yellow and white gold, round diamonds

Quartz movement

Light and spring-like, daisies have blossomed in the Maison's creations since the 1920s. This year, the flower blooms anew as a guardian of time, preserving the hours beneath a heart of yellow sapphires. When raised, the latter reveals a diamond dial that echoes the sparkle of the petals. Their finely arced silhouettes combine a precious touch with the natural appearance of a real flower, burgeoning in the sunlight.

In keeping with the Maison's tradition of transformable creations, the watch becomes a clip by assuming the central place in foliage of yellow gold, carved using ancestral goldsmith's techniques. With their polished openwork, the leaves seem to quiver in the breeze, in an interplay of brilliance and warm reflections.

Primerose Secrète watch

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Primerose Secrète watch

12mm diameter dial in yellow gold, round diamonds, petals in pink gold,
round diamonds, round pink sapphires

Bezel in yellow gold, round diamonds

Cover in yellow gold, round diamonds

Bracelet in pink gros grain, pin buckle in pink gold, round diamonds in serti neige style setting

Clip in yellow and white gold, round diamonds

Quartz movement

A new bloom in Le Jardin Van Cleef & Arpels, this hollyhock is paved with white diamonds and pink sapphires of different shades, in homage to youth and femininity. Chosen for its clarity and brilliance, each stone is carefully set on the petals, which reproduce the convex volume of a genuine flower.

The secret dial is revealed thanks to an ingenious mechanism, whereby pressing one of the petals opens up the heart. Well-suited to metamorphoses, the watch may also be worn as a clip, fitted to a mount that combines yellow and white volutes with the sparkle of diamonds.

Le Jardin Van Cleef & Arpels Movie - Primerose Secrète watch

Cosmos Secret watch

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Cosmos Secret watch

12mm diameter dial in white gold, round diamonds, petals in white gold, round diamonds

Cover in white gold, round diamonds

Bezel in white gold, round diamonds

Bracelet in navy blue gros grain, ardillon buckle in white gold,
round diamonds in serti neige style setting

Clip in pink gold, round diamonds

Quartz movement

Faithful to the Maison's heritage, Cosmos creations draw inspiration from one of Van Cleef & Arpels' signature flowers, born in the 1950s. With a diamond dial hidden in its heart, the repetitive Cosmos Secret watch illustrates the Maison's characteristic quest for movement, along with the excellence of its savoir-faire. The corolla seems freshly bloomed, thanks to its three-dimensional volume and inclined petals. Subtle variations in size, shape and orientation mark each one out from its pairs, creating an asymmetry that brings the piece to life.

To magnify its brilliance, the petals are covered with diamonds using the technique of serti neige style setting: thanks to careful stone positioning, up to eighteen different diameters of stone can occupy the same surface. They are held in place by beaded grain setting, which adorns the metal like delicate drops of dew. This secret watch can also be worn as a clip, on elegant pink gold foliage set with diamonds.

Le Jardin Van Cleef & Arpels Movie - Cosmos Secret watch