Need a vacation? How about a trip to Paris? Van Cleef & Arpels earlier this year showed several of its incredible Poetic Complications, which feature movements designed by watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and his team at Agenhor.
With automatons, constant force regulation and a five-minute repeater with an unusual concentric gong, these models impart romantic stories on demand. And they do so with an unbeatable combination of action, sound, rich enamel dialwork that visually and aurally transports the viewer.
Here’s a look at how Van Cleef & Arpels creates its storytelling magic: