A legendary bridge in France, known as a lovers’ place, has become the inspiration for a poetic watch!
Pont des Amoureux is the French bridge going over Thiou River in Annecy. The town is also known as the Venice of France. This romantic concept is what exactly has gone into making Van Cleef Arpels’ latest watch, a week and more ahead of Valentines Day. The watch-maker firm Van Cleef & Arpels has presented it as a women’s watch. The result is a rare piece you would want to grab.
With its exquisite jewelry components with artistic craftsmanship, the watch includes tiny details. Speaking of its utility, the details are worth taking a look at. Two figurines travel along respective hour or minute retrograde dials to display the time. The figure of a woman carrying an umbrella is its hour indicator. A man, secretly holding a flower behind his back, indicates the minutes. The traditional display is further complicated and here is how – with the time is 12 o’clock on the hour, the lovers meet at the center for a kiss! Call that oodles of love pouring into engineering!
A manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre 846 mechanical movement is hidden in the watch. The bridge in question on its dial is however not the actual Pont des Amoureux French bridge. The fairy tale time piece is priced at $116,000.