Authentic! Van Cleef & Arpels Papillon Butterfly 18k Gold Diamond Limited Watch

Van Cleef & Arpels
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About This Piece:

About Van Cleef & Arpels:

In 1896, Esther Arpels, the daughter of Salomon Arpels, a dealer in precious stones, married Alfred Van Cleef, whose family were sheet merchants living in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. That same year, Alfred Van Cleef and Salomon Arpels had already established a company with the aim of “founding and running a jewellery business”. In 1906, they registered the “Van Cleef & Arpels” trademark and opened a boutique at 22 place Vendôme. They were soon joined by Esther’s brothers, Salomon, Jules and Louis Arpels. Alfred Van Cleef died in 1938, leaving his daughter, Renée Rachel Puissant, behind him. From 1909 to 1939, Van Cleef & Arpels prospered and opened boutiques in holiday resorts such as Deauville, Le Touquet, Nice and Monte-Carlo.

Progressively, the second generation joined the business. In 1942, the Arpels family emigrated to America and opened their first boutique in New York, on 5th Avenue. Later, Van Cleef & Arpels became the first French jewellers to open boutiques in Japan and China. Over the years, the firm was always managed by a descendant of the Arpels family, until it was acquired by the Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A. in 1999. The company’s prestige stems from a long list of prominent commissions issued by royal and imperial courts, financiers and industrial magnates, which have enabled Van Cleef & Arpels to be active today not only in Europe and the United States, but also in Asia and the Middle East.

More About the Piece:

This watch comes with VCA box and service paper from VCA store.

This is a limited edition watch only 100 was made for 100 years anniversary of Van Cleef & Arpels. 

This watch is number 32 out of 100 ever made.

Metal: 18k white gold
34mm x 27mm
Swiss Quartz function hours/minutes

52.8 grams
Black color with 64 round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, F color.


18k White Gold with 49 round brilliant cut diamond VVS1 clarity, F color
18k White Gold with 35 round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, F color

Van Cleef & Arpels 100 Years of Excellence 32 of 100 750 HH16086 VCA Swiss Made