There is something about French fine jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels that really strikes a cord with women - perhaps it's the fact that every piece is so devastatingly feminine. The good-luck motif that has become the maison's signature is one such example. The iconic design, in the shape of a four-leaf clover, is so simple yet delicate that it can be worn in many different ways without losing its identity. Take the Alhambra Talisman watch, with its white gold and diamond case, mother of pearl and diamond dial and white satin strap. Forget all those watches out there that are so laden-down with gadgetry they render themselves unusable. Van Cleef & Arpels' Alhambra Talisman is a watch that has been stripped back to encapsulate one thing: barefaced beauty.