Éveil du Cyclamen Automaton
Power reserve: 192 h, 18000 variations / hours
The aesthetic inaugurated by Van Cleef & Arpels in 2022 with its Rêveries de Berylline automaton continues today with a unique creation inspired by nature. This cherished theme of the Maison comes alive in one automaton, Éveil du Cyclamen, which combines the reading of time on the base with a spellbinding spectacle. About 30cm tall, this object – created in partnership with the François Junod workshop – displays the opening of a flower on demand, revealing a butterfly inside. The latter’s takeoff required hours of research and experiments: its wings 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. Crystalline music, specifically composed for this automaton, accompanies this scene at the opening and closing of the flower.