Today's auction showcases this beautiful Certified Pre-Owned Van Cleef & Arpels "La Collection" midsize watch. The model was renamed the Pierre Arpels model when it was relaunched.
As VC&A states, "Designed by Pierre Arpels in 1949, the watch that bears his name epitomizes Van Cleef & Arpels' vision of masculine elegance. A blend of sophistication and restraint, it is notable for a thin case held by two central attachments.
Built with a distinctive look that includes Vendome lugs crown, it is both luxurious and very fine. It has a high fashion neo-classic design and top-tier 18K gold construction.
This model was almost certainly built for Van Cleef & Arpels by Piaget - similar VC&A watches are double signed with Piaget, and it is signed Van Cleef & Arpels throughout the dial, movement, and case.
Originally designed for men, as a mid-sized watch it is well-suited for a man who wants a smaller dress size watch or a woman looking for a more modern size luxury watch.
Powering it is one of the company's very fine quartz movements. Photos of the inside available upon request.
100% of its parts are Van Cleef & Arpels including the signed buckle. The only replacement part is the new aftermarket leather strap. It presents in gorgeous condition - a 9.7 out of 10.
The case presents as mint. And the dial and crystal both present like new.
A Master Watchmaker has installed a new battery and performed any needed servicing. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new leather strap and the watch's original buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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.
Current price the newest version: $14,300 plus tax.
Here is the link to the current model: https://www.vancleefarpels.com/us/en/collections/watches/pierre-arpels/vcaro3gk00---pierre-arpels-watch-rose-gold-diamond.html
Don't miss the chance to own this near new looking VC&A watch selling for a fraction of the price of a new VC&A.
Manufacturer: Van Cleef & Arpels
Serial no.: 52,136
Model: La Collection, Ref. 18101
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men originally - today a unisex watch
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Mint. The slightest signs of previous polishing to the back.
Dimensions: 30.5mm diameter without the crown, 32mm with the crown, by 36mm long lug tip to tip
Dial: White with Roman numerals and baton indices, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, like new condition
Hands: Original, blackened, 'batons'
Movement type: Swiss made VC&A quartz
Band: Leather (aftermarket), fully stitched, brand new and unworn, equipped with original VC&A gold-plated buckle
Crystal: Sapphire glass, mint
Servicing: A Master Watchmaker has installed a new battery and performed any needed servicing. 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
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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.