The Maison of Van Cleef & Arpels embodies understated elegance, refinement, grace and a taste for innovation, renewal and asymmetrical design in each of its creations. Collectively, these discerning qualities define the Maison's Spirit of Beauty. For Van Cleef & Arpels, Time is synonymous with poetry. The artistic challenge is to capture its fleeting essence without ever restricting it. Whether one sees it as an abstract concept or as a strictly scientific principle, Time is part of life, of our lives. We run after it, we try to hold on to it, to catch up with it or to stay ahead of it. With its Poetic Complications®, Van Cleef & Arpels has introduced a rare quality to time: that of dreams. Bearing a new vision of watchmaking, the Poetic Complications® collection was born. Besides their exceptional watchmaking techniques, these intricate mechanisms call upon métiers d’art and exceptional stone quality to bring stories to life.