Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Watch Diamond & Mother of Pearl 18k

$25,000

About

Bold and timeless, the Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas watch is as contemporary today as it was when first created in 1935. Its distinctive design features an angled dial enabling the time to be read discretely, while the straight lines of its case combine harmoniously with the curves of the clasp. The famous Cadenas Watch from VCA measures 14 mm x 26 mm and is crafted in a white gold 18k case. Round diamonds with snow-type setting set in a white gold bezel with a white mother-of-pearl dial and white gold crown. Watch strap is a matte black alligator bracelet with a white gold clasp. The diamonds in the design are D-E-F color, IF to VVS in clarity. The watch is crafted with a quartz movement. The watch is accompanied by all VCA certification and boxes from original purchaser, including the instore receipt. The watch is lightly used, however will arrive to you in like "new" condition, as it was recently polished and serviced by our in house watch maker. The original retail on this watch is $36,600. Buy it here at a fraction of the cost. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Shipping: $130 Express Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 6-7 days, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: MIAMI, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Van Cleef & Arpels

One of the world’s foremost jewelry houses, Van Cleef & Arpels is particularly noted for a focus on technical virtuosity, craftsmanship and artistry, evident since its beginning. Rather than jewelry whose primary aim was the display of wealth and opulence, Van Cleef & Arpels sought to produce pieces that projected the wearer’s taste and style — winning the house a roster of dedicated, fashion-conscious clients that included the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Hutton, Jacqueline Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor.The company was formed a year after the 1895 marriage of Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a gem cutter, to Estelle Arpels, daughter of precious-stones dealer Salomon Arpel. Ten years later, Van Cleef & Arpels opened its first boutique on the Place Vendôme in Paris, setting the march on a square now crowded with dealers in bijouterie. (The company still occupies the New York flagship store opened in 1939 at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.) Born from a union of expertise in both jewelry making and gem selection, the firm distinguished itself with both the consistency of the color and clarity of its stones and the creativity of its designs. In 1933, Van Cleef & Arpels patented its trademark Mystery Setting — a technique by which gems are fitted into an intricate matrix of slots and “drawers” that keep the setting hidden. Another signal innovation was the Zip necklace, introduced in 1951, which can be worn either around the neck or, with the zipper closed, as a bracelet.But as much as to the firm’s craftsmanship, clients have been drawn by the insouciance and playfulness of Van Cleef & Arpels designers, as well as their attunement to the cultural climate. After the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the company produced several lavish pieces featuring hieroglyphics and other Egyptian motifs to go along with the geometric Art Deco jewelry of that decade and the next. Following World War II, as symbols of freedom and rebirth, the firm focused on naturalistic forms such as birds, flowers, fruit and flying insects. High society’s 1960s fascination with the Near East and India prompted such pieces as the best-selling Alhambra necklace, popularized by Princess Grace. Lately, attention among collectors and connoisseurs has centered on Van Cleef & Arpels’s quality of workmanship as much as its glamour. The firm was the subject of a 2012 show at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, as well as exhibitions at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, in 2013 and at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2014.Find an exquisite collection of Van Cleef & Arpels bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other accessories on 1stDibs.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in MIAMI, FL
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2000
1stDibs seller since 2018
67 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Van Cleef & Arpels 1950s Gold and Diamond Covered Watch Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A gold ropetwist and diamond bracelet watch featuring a central braided diamond segment that lifts to reveal watch face, in 18K and platinum. Van Cleef & Arpels, NY. Atw 3.00 ct. di...
Category

Vintage 1950s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef and Arpels, France Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Dress Bracelet Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
An Art Deco diamond dress watch with a pavé diamond domed face flanked by tapering baguette diamonds and pavé diamond cylinders, completed by a bracelet of indented rectangular links...
Category

Vintage 1930s Art Deco More Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels 18k WG Myanmar Unheated Pink Sapphire Diamond Elysees Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Van Cleef&Arpels Name:Myanmar No heated pink sapphire diamond ELYSEES ing Material:Diamond, pink Sapphire, 750 K18 WG white gold Weight:5.3g(Approx) Ring size:British & Austral...
Category

Early 2000s More Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Maharajah of Baroda Pearl Diamond Choker and Bracelet Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
From the Collection of Maharaja Baroda with Harry Winston Certificate Van Cleef & Arpels Pearl Diamond Platinum Choker and Bracelet Set, circa 1950. Materials: Platinum: 93 grams ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Art Deco Choker Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Emerald Brooch 18 Karat
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Beautiful vintage estate brooch by designer Van Cleef & Arpels. Crafted from premium 18 karat yellow gold and Platinum, and set with fine quality round brilliant cut diamonds and int...
Category

Vintage 1960s Retro Brooches

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels - THE SPIRIT OF BEAUTY
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
This is a most wonderful catalogue, which was published in hard back in 2009 in conjunction with a Japanese retrospective exhibition at The Mori Arts Center Gallery of the work of Va...
Category

20th Century More Jewelry

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Diamond Floral Burst Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Three dimensional drama in eighteen karat 18K yellow gold and diamonds describes this stunning vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooch. Eight meticulously arranged floral bursts are expert...
Category

Vintage 1960s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Sapphire 18 Karat Yellow Gold Jewelry Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry set consists of a cocktail ring, clip-on earrings, and a pendant necklace crafted in 18k yellow gold and set with brilliant-cut round VS1-VS...
Category

Vintage 1970s More Jewelry

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery