Today's offering showcases this rare and very beautiful Van Cleef & Arpels vintage watch. Originally designed for men, it is a midsized watch that today would be suitable for a woman or a man with small wrists.
For those not familiar with the company, Van Cleef & Arpels was one of France's premier watch retailers similar to Tiffany & Co. here in the States or Cartier. Like many watches made for Tiffany, Cartier, and other high-end retailers, the Parisian company's watches were made by Swiss watch firms and privately labeled with the retailers name.
It has a stunning high fashion design and solid 18K gold construction. The case is wonderfully fully decorated on five sides and has a matching gold dial.
This special watch is all original down to the dial, hands, and winding crown. It presents very nicely on the wrist.
On the wrist the case presents as mint. It has light wear to the underside. The dial is original and untouched. The retailers name is visible and reduced in clarity from natural age.
Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled its fine Swiss made handwound movement. It is keeping time within approx. +1 second per hour.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
If you're looking for a special VC&A watch don't miss this one. Even with their five figure price tags, expensive new 18K VC&A watches can't match the charm and history of this vintage original.
Manufacturer: Van Cleef & Arpels
Serial no.: 02678 10566
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Original men - today a unisex watch
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Presents on the wrist as just short of perfect mint. Back has light spots of wear and light signs of polishing.
Dimensions: 19mm diameter (excluding the crown) by 34mm long
Dial: Gold with black painted radial Arabic and baton indices, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, original
Hands: Original, blue steel 'batons'
Movement type: Swiss made, rhodium plated, handwound, original and correctly unsigned
Band: Period or perhaps original, calf with Java lizard grain, good condition. The watch could also be fitted with a non-tapering strap to give it a strong masculine look.
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly fully cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.