By  on October 21, 2019

PARIS — The order was for a kiss. They had their setting — a bridge in Paris, with extra curve, Venice-style. But how should the lovebirds move toward each other?

According to a manager from a Van Cleef & Arpels watch production site in Switzerland, house teams puzzled a while over this part of the story — it would be told with automatons on a watch. He had been shuttled to the French capital for a splashy launch event with journalists. Clients, too, had been wined and dined in the same space, but on separate occasions.

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