BY KAREN AANONSEN
It’s hard to miss the latest watches from Van Cleef & Arpels — the Lady Jour des Fleurs and the Lady Nuit des Papillons are paved in dazzling diamonds. The covetable stones feature on the 33mm cases and dials of the timepieces, as well as on High Jewelry straps. Color comes courtesy of yellow and pink sapphires, tsavorite and spessartite garnets, and spinels on the Lady Jour des Fleurs, and blue sapphires on the Lady Nuit des Papillons. The majority of the vibrant gems occupy rotating disks which make two complete turns each day, filling nature-inspired cut-outs on the over-dials with ever-changing clusters of jewels. While the foliage of the Lady Jour des Fleurs shimmers from spring-like green to autumnal red, the butterflies that occupy the Lady Nuit des Papillons glitter with a graduated mix of rocks that evoke the night sky.