7/9/16

Van Cleef & Arpels Gives You the Stars…!


Actually, its only planets, but I think it will do…

In what has to be the ultimate star-geek astronomer fashion accessory, French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels brings us the Midnight Planétarium watch.  Literally the solar system on your wrist…!
That’s heavy!

What you get is a timepiece showing six of the planets rotating around the sun, in real time.  With the sun centered on the dial, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn rotate at their actual speed and relative positions on six separate discs.  The craftsmanship involved is quite frankly insane! 
Not to worry, with all this astronomical wizardry going on, you can still tell the earthly time.  The outermost ring of the dial has a gold shooting star that passes along a 24-hour scale.  Go figure…

Since the company’s 1896 birth, I doubt Van Cleef & Arpels has created anything quite so out-of-this-world.  Crafted in 18-karat rose gold, the watch can be yours for a cool $260,000 dollars.  Highly recommended to the fashion conscious space travelers among us…!
 
 

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