The 2013 edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie de Genève closed its doors on the 25th of January. It had presented the world-famous Van Cleef & Arpels brand with the chance to unveil its “Ballerine Enchantée” watch, part of the “Poetic Complication” range.

A spectacular animation for a much sought-after watch movement

After unveiling the “Five Weeks in a Balloon” and “From the Earth to the Moon” watches in 2011, Van Cleef & Arpels has dedicated a timepiece of the greatest delicacy, equipped with a sought-after watch movement and an enchanting animation, to the watch-loving woman. The ballerina’s tutu, made from sculpted white gold and set with diamonds, comes to life when a button near the 8 o’clock position is pressed. The left-hand side of the skirt lifts up first, followed by the right, indicating the minutes.

A Poetic Complication watch born of a dream

The inspiration for the Ballerine Enchantée watch came from the lips of the great Russian dancer Anna Pavlova, who one day declared “I dreamt I was a ballerina and that I had spent my entire life dancing as lightly as a butterfly”. By designing this watch centred round a dancer who is both ballerina and butterfly, Van Cleef & Arpels has brought her dream to life.

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