Van Cleef & Arpels’ Lady Arpels Centenaire
Sometimes, the watches we want the most are the ones that we can’t have; the limited editions that have long been sold. Van Cleef & Arpels’ Lady Arpels Centenaire showing the change of the seasons is one such watch.
The Saisons watches have a very special place in my heart as they were enameled by my good friend Dominique Baron, who sadly passed away in 2012.
I remember her working on these pieces in her little home workshop in the French Jura. She would paint each one with a secret signature, and would always challenge me to find it, but I never did.
I would love to find one of these at auction so I could remember our friendship and her incredible talent. And then I would have all the time in the world to find her secret signature!