Only Watch 2015: Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs

Pierre Arpels Heure d'Ici & Heure d'AilleursVan Cleef & Arpels’ contribution to the upcoming Only Watch 2015 auction is a unique version of its Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs (Time Here & Time Elsewhere in English) timepiece. This particular edition pays tribute to the Monaco Principality with a “radiant Mediterranean blue” dial with a piqué motif at its center.

The Van Cleef & Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs dial is quite unusual. Able to track dual time zones, it shows the hours for the two at the 5 o’clock and 11 o’clock marks. A single retrograde minutes register occupies the majority of the left side of the dial with the right spelled out on the opposite side.

Van Cleef & Arpels Heure d'Ici & Heure d'Ailleurs

The diamond set in the crown located at the traditional three o’clock position is a reminder of the company’s roots as a jeweler.

Van Cleef & Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs specifications:

  • Caliber: Automatic mechanical movement
  • Case diameter: 42mm
  • Case thickness: 7.4mm
  • Case material: White Gold
  • Dial colour: Mediterranean blue
  • Power reserve: 48 hours
  • Water resistance: 3ATM
  • Strap: Alligator with ardillon buckle

The Van Cleef & Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs will be up for auction at the Only Watch 2015 event on November 7th along with more than 40 other unique watches.

Source : Phillips