This is number 22 in Van Cleef & Arpels La Collection range of wristwatches.  Model reference 43606.


These watches were produced in low numbers, and like a lot of top jewellers Van Cleef & Arpels do not need to advertise – their clients know them.  We did some some models launched in 1982 at Basel, and we have found a similar watch to this that sold previously with sales papers for 1990, so with little  more information available we are saying this was made circa 1990.


Van Cleef & Arpels are in a rarefied position as one of the world’s top jewellers, alongside places like Harry Winston and Tiffany.  They simply do not produce inexpensive items, so to be able to offer a watch of theirs at this price is a treat.  It’s an interesting design – the integrated bracelet is parallel on the top half and tapered on the bottom,  The bezel and VC&A logo will be made of 18k gold, as they simply would not use gold plate on their creations.  The movement inside as an ETA Swiss quartz from their flatline range, allowing a very slim profile.  We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner.  This model was also available with a leather strap, but the bracelet is the one to have if you can find it as the replacement straps will likely be very expensive.  The bracelet is quite long and our sister website,, may have extra links if required.  The bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

This watch has been checked against the Watch Register and has not been reported as lost, stolen or implicated in fraud, and a copy of that certificate will also be included.

Please see the HD video for more detail.  All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned.  We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of and should not be used without permission.


Width with crown  25.4 mm

Width without crown  23.9 mm

Lug to lug length  29.2 mm

Case Thickness  4.8 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 163 mm.  The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 150mm/6 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.