Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day selected by Carmelo Anthony is the Ballerine Enchantée by Van Cleef & Arpels.
This enchanting timepiece released as part of the 2013 “Poetic Complication” collection was inspired by a quote by Anna Pavlova, “I’ve been dreaming that I was a ballerina, and that I was spending my whole life dancing as lightly as a butterfly”. The Ballerina Enchantee features a breathtaking dial showing a ballerina in white gold, set with diamonds with enamel and a blue wave guilloche background.
The Van Cleef & Arpels Ballerine Enchantée features a double retrograde movement which displays time on demand, when the wearer pushes a button located at the 8 o’clock poisiton. When the button activates, the ballerina’s tutu begins to move. The veil, which indicates the hours rises on one side and on the other marks the minutes, in true poetic fashion. As the time displays, the ballerina takes the form of a beautiful butterfly, she then returns to her original form as the wings and time retract.
The Ballerine Enchanéte is 40.5mm and is 18k white gold, shown on an elegant white strap with matching 18k white gold buckle.