Sunday, December 31, 2006

Van Cleef & Arpels Monsieur Arpels Alarm GMT

Movement: Mechanical VCA movement (based on a Swiss automatic Jaeger LeCoultre(JLC 918)). Up to 44 hours autonomy. Case: 42 mm diameter, Rose gold 5N / water-resistant to 3 ATM (30m). Scratch-proof sapphire crystal. Side openings at 3 and 9 o' clock. 2 monopoussoir crowns. Solid 18ct gold Hallmark set in the back of the cases. Dial: Combination of materials (natural mother-of-pearl and metal). 1st half of the month displayed at 2 o’clock with one hand showing the day from 1st to 15th. 2nd half of the month; hand takes over and shows days from 16th to 31st. Hour & Minute Hands: cutted polished & brushed to read time easily. 2nd time zone : very discrete and readable thanks to the red arrow flirting with the 24 hours. Alarm counter in natural MOP at 6 o’clock with unique hands (metal and red arrow). Strap: Mink alligator for rose gold version. Folding clasp with integrated safety mechanism.