It seems that any beautiful things exist only because of human beings. They become wonderful and moving because of human emotions, aesthetics, and preferences. Otherwise, they can only be empty existence. It’s like high jewelry and watches become legendary because of a celebrity’s legendary career, and those legendary lives are also glorious due to the decoration of high jewelry and watches.
Duchess of Windsor and Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas
Duke of Windsor
The Duchess of Windsor’s life full of legend and romance seems to be inseparable from the jewels and watches. The Duke of Windsor, who sees her as treasure, knows how to do what she likes. Those who have made surprise for the Duchess of Windsor Jewelry family, among them Van Cleef & Arpels, in addition to the world-famous Zip necklace, there is also a 1935 Cadenas jewelry watch.
1939 Cadenas watch retail catalog card, Van Cleef & Arpels archives
At that time, it was considered inelegant for women to look down at their watches in public. For his beloved wife, the Duke of Windsor collaborated with Van Cleef & Arpels to design a uniquely shaped Cadenas jewelry watch. At that time, this Cadenas jewellery watch was cast in yellow gold and the elegant design of the double-circle cylindrical hinged bracelet could be worn as a bracelet, while echoing the simple and clear case and lock-shaped design. The original beveled dial design allows the wearer to read the time elegantly and low-key.
2015 Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Collection
Today, this jewellery timepiece carrying love and elegance is reinterpreted by Van Cleef & Arpels. The new design adjustment makes the watch full of modern beauty. In the new Cadenas series, the area of the beveled dial of the watch has been increased, and the details such as the 12-hour time scale have been designed more clearly. The diamonds set in snowflakes are dazzling, showing the ultimate elegance and luxury of the watch. The two small porcelain beads built into the buckle are closely connected to the components, making the watch more stable during wearing. The inside of the buckle is polished so that the wearer can engrav the exclusive whisper, sometimes an ingenuity carrying emotions. At the same time, Van Cleef & Arpels launched a variety of styles for this new design, some extremely luxurious, and some low-key enough.
Jacqueline Kennedy and Piaget
Jacqueline Kennedy is a very mysterious woman in the 1960s and 1970s. She has an extraordinary background, a beautiful appearance, and an elegant and noble temperament. She is the prominent first lady Jackie O. Nickname). However, everything was tragic because of the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Since then, this idol-like national lady has rarely appeared in the public eye. Five years later, she married Aristotle Onassis, the world’s richest man, and made another sensation. Today, Jackie O has long since died, but it is hard to forget that Jackie O’s legendary life and peerless style, even the thing she once loved is fascinating. Just like Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite Earl’s gold watch in 1967, people have been talking about it.
Piaget gold watch worn by Jacqueline Kennedy
18k white gold case set with 28 diamonds (0.72 carats), emerald dial, 9P ultra-thin manual winding movement made by Piaget, 18k yellow gold bracelet, created in 1967. It is said that this watch is the favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy. The design is simple and full of retro taste. Today, it is still charming.
Gold is an important material for Piaget. Especially in the glorious 1960s and 1970s, many ideas were developed based on this material. To this end, Piaget has also accumulated superb metallurgical technology. Although this Piaget gold watch has a simple design, it has a lot of highlights. One is the unique oval case, full of retro feeling, which has since become Piaget’s iconic classic case; the second is the green jade dial. The texture and color of natural jade collided with gold and diamonds to give it a refined elegance. Even today, this watch also makes People are fascinated; the third is the watch’s gold chain strap, which is also the key point to be mentioned here. This chain strap is the earl’s unique gold mesh weaving process, with a silky appearance, decorated with court decoration, but the bottom is The hundred gold components are evenly intertwined. It can be seen that a simple watch has not simple thoughts and craftsmanship.
For this watch worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, Piaget also gave a modern interpretation. A very similar style was launched in 2014, but with a more modern style. On the one hand, it is the inheritance of craftsmanship, on the other hand, it is design innovation, and the flavor is not diminished. The oval silver timepiece bezel is set with 24 white round diamonds, like a noble and gorgeous crown. The slender white gold case (27 x 22 mm) is equipped with a 56P quartz movement, with a central hour and minute hand.
Elizabeth Taylor and Bvlgari serpenti watch
Movie stills from Cleopatra
From 1960 to 1963, Elizabeth Taylor has been shooting the movie ‘The Queen of Cleopatra’, which is also a very magnificent film in her life. Perhaps it is the coincidence of this movie that made Elizabeth Taylor and Bulgari The snake watch is bound. In Egyptian mythology, the goddess Isis, who controls development and reproduction, achieved healing power through the help of snakes. Therefore, the image of snakes represents a special power in Egyptian culture. In this movie, Taylor’s Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, ended his life with a poisonous snake, and a statue of Cleopatra was wound with a poisonous snake.
Elizabeth Taylor wears Bvlgari snake watch
I don’t know if it is because of this. In 1962, Elizabeth Taylor wore the first gold watch made of Bulgari in the promotional photos for the movie ‘Cleopatra’. Different from Cleopatra, the snake-shaped watch worn by Elizabeth Taylor shows a mysterious and sexy beauty, which is completely different from the basic tone in the movie. This is also the initial relationship between Taylor and serpenti watches. This Bvlgari early serpenti watch, the diamond head with diamond inlay, the snake body is made of gold, and the tail is decorated with a marquise diamond pattern, which perfectly shows the elegant charm of Elizabeth Taylor.
Bvlgari serpenti jewellery
Bvlgari serpenti jewelry watch
Today, Bulgari’s serpenti watches and jewellery have been interpreted in different styles. Some are modern and simple, some are complicated and luxurious, but no matter what style, they have become the spiritual spirit of modern women.