Watches Wednesday: New Van Cleef & Arpels "Sweet Alhambra" Timepieces for 2019
20 March 2019

Watches Wednesday: New Van Cleef & Arpels “Sweet Alhambra” Timepieces for 2019

Introduced in 1968, the Alhambra motif, featuring a 4-leaf clover has been so integral to Van Cleef & Arpels that it has become part of its DNA. The Sweet Alhambra, a variation of the original Vintage Alhambra collection, comes with smaller, daintier motifs and dials on its timepieces. This year, 5 new models will be introduced into this collection, and for the first time ever, these watches offer interchangeable leather bracelets.

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra 2019 Black Onyx with Diamonds

Drawing inspiration from its jewellery collections, the casing takes the shape of the Alhambra, with two rose of gold beads. two of which come with iridescent white mother-of-pearl dials, and another, in black onyx; all of which, come with an alligator strap.

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Watch


The other two models are more precious, with a fully diamond-pavéd dial. Look closely and you’d notice that the smaller stones are set at the centre, with the diamonds getting increasing in size as they move outwards from the middle to “meet” with the diamonds set in a seri neige-style pavé style on the outer contour of the casing. If you prefer something in gold, there’s also a version with yellow gold guilloché dial, reminiscent of sunbeams that create a reflective effect, especially when it catches the light.

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Watches 2019 Gold Guilloche and Full Diamond Version

For the first time ever, VCA has added interchangeable bracelets in colours such as fuchsia, white, black, bordeaux, pink, or blue, and blue jean. You have a choice of selecting the colour that you want, because each timepiece comes with a second bracelet. Simply pop them out with a gentle push of the finger, and switch it with a different coloured one, for variation.

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Watch Straps 2019

The Sweet Alhambra is both a timepiece and a piece of jewellery at once. Elegant, dainty, and feminine, shoes the perfect day-to-night companion for your wrist.


Images courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels