If you are a serious jewelry enthusiast, you probably already know of the glamorous Carpe Koi ring from the lavish Palais de la Chance collection. If you liked that remarkable piece, than you will definitely love this new one that it inspired, called the Van Cleef & Arples Carpes Koi Watch Bracelet.
Opulently dressed in countless precious stones, the bracelet is another Van Cleef & Arples creation meant to evoke the theme of movement in nature. The use of over 8,000 gems definitely helps recreate a sense of movement as the light naturally reflects off of each and every stone. The process of applying the gems alone was incredibly time consuming: about 14 months or 3,450 hours of work.
The design includes yellow sapphires, spessartite garnets, diamonds, tourmalines, and yellow gold for the base. To create the illusion of life, the beautiful orange garnet eyes feature black spinels for pupils. The watch itself is snugly hidden inside the fish’s mouth, and it is also thoroughly covered in gems. A precision quartz movement ensures an accurate time read every time.