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Contribution to Honoré Magazine #5 – Art Watches SIHH

Last year, following the S.I.H.H. 2017, I wrote an article for L’Honoré Magazine, a magazine dedicated to the art of living and French luxury, on the art watches then presented during this show. Inspired and inspiring, the S.I.H.H. shines with its Métiers d’Art featuring fabulous work. I suggest you discover this article for which I had a lot of fun writing. These art watches remain timeless. Van Cleef & Arpels poetic art watches Watchmaking  firms are riding high in the firmament, showcasing exceptional craftsmanship and priceless talent, and striving to achieve ever more sophisticated results. The art professions known in French as métiers d’art are the prerogative of jewellery watchmakers – and make up a niche all their own in the world if fine watchmaking. This year, Van Cleef & Arpels has produced one of the masterworks in this field with an extraordinary item that’s a piece of temporal poetry: a painstakingly crafted table automaton, featuring a delicate, graceful fairy nymph, her head sculpted in aquamarine, watching a butterfly adorned with diamonds and opals escape from a …