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Floraison du Nénuphar by Van Cleef & Arpels

Step into a spellbinding spectacle and discover nature coming alive in the Floraison du Nénuphar automaton.

To the rhythm of crystalline music, a delicate flower opens revealing an enchanting butterfly.

The Floraison du Nénuphar automaton fits in a series of pieces inspired by nature and introduced by the Maison in 2022. This new creation displays the opening of a flower on demand, revealing a butterfly inside.

Enchanting scene

Accompanied by crystalline music, a butterfly rises above a dome of yellow gold set with yellow sapphires of two shades, spessartite garnets and diamonds that gleam like the sun from the centre of a delicate corolla.

A lily pad and stem appears, drawing the eye toward a lacquered rose gold flower bud.

On a white gold structure adorned with turquoise and diamonds, its wings of plique-à-jour enamel move realistically, batting a few seconds at a time for a natural rhythm. The butterfly then returns to its place at the center of the flower, which simultaneously and gently closes all its petals.

Be dazzled by the unique character of the Floraison du Nénuphar automaton’s materials: a refined combination of precious and ornamental stones breathe life into this Extraordinary Object.

To complete the creation, a white-gold fairy set with three shades of blue sapphires graces the base of the object, where a rotating ring tells the hours.



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