Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Bracelet Watch 18k Yellow Gold Guilloche Diamond Dial
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The Cadenas (meaning "lock" in French) was designed by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1935 by request of the Dutchess of Windsor.
In the early 20th century, it was considered improper for a lady to look at the time in public or even wear a watch. Thus, Wallis, the Dutchess of Windsor, had proposed the jewelry maison to create a model that would suit the etiquette.
Van Cleef & Arpels designed a bracelet with the shape of a lock, that had a side-dial, and its wearer did not even have to move her wrist to see the time. It looked to the simple eye, like an elegant and stylish bracelet with an innovative cadena design.
The model reference number is VCARO4J100, and the retail price is $21,400.00
Condition: Very Good.
Excellent: Nothing needs to be done to the piece. It looks as brand new.
Very Good: The piece may show light sings of wear due to be previously used. All of its components are in perfect conditions. No deep scuffs or scratches are shown. Might need a light buff to make it look as brand new.
Good: Piece shows signs of wear but all of its components are in place. Might show some scratches (usually photographed). Will need to be re-polished to look and feel new.
Fair: Pieces shows parts with excessive wear due to previous usage and age. Might have some of its components with chips or nicks, scratches and loss of rhodium. Generally it can be used like this but it would be recommended to treat it with care. Usually this pieces are 80 - 100 years old!!
Poor: Though we try no to put this kind of items in the market a poor classification for a piece means missing or broken components. it will need to be repaired or reconditioned in order to use it. Can be useful as a part of a new project or converted into a different piece. These pieces are sold as is.