By hiding the watch’s dial under a jewelled cover, a secret watch can masquerade as a bracelet, so only the wearer knows that a time-telling brain lies beneath all that beauty.
The one-of-a-kind automaton clock brings a delightful nymph to life in a mechanical work of art.
We’re coveting the bold and the beautiful: the finest of jewellery.
There is a certain confidence that comes with being well adorned, and the art of jewellery and watch design has captivated us for decades. These industry greats continue to convert buyers to collectors.
In Monaco’s Only Watch Auction, watch manufacturers bring out their best in hopes of fetching the highest prices—for a good cause.
Within the archives of the Paris-based jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels, there is 100 years’ worth of gouache drawings, photos of finished pieces, and snapshots of elite patrons—from the Duchess of Windsor to Princess Grace of Monaco—draped in elaborate gowns and wearing some of the heaviest pieces of haute joaillerie ever created.