Now You Can Experience The Magic Of The Solar System On Your Wrist

Now You Can Experience The Magic Of The Solar System On Your Wrist

Here's an absolute must-have item for anyone who is fascinated by the wonder of outer space, the vastness of the universe and magic of the solar system. 'The Midnight Planétarium' is a beautiful timepiece designed and created by Van Cleef & Arpels.

To begin with, it's encased in 18t gold and loaded with double sapphire crystals, but it's the miniature representation of the movement of six planets around the sun and their position at any given time that truly makes the watch tick.

Earth and Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are set in motion thanks to a self-winding mechanical movement which contains 396 individual parts, each working in smooth synchronicity.

But perhaps most impressive of all, the movement of each planet is true to its genuine length of orbit: it will take Saturn over 29 years to make a complete circuit of the dial, while Jupiter will take almost 12 years, Mars 687 days, Earth 365 days, Venus 224 days and Mercury 88 days.

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But just how much would such an finely crafted and extravagant item cost? A cool £150,000 apparently, which is more than a few lightyears worth of savings.

Head over to Van Cleef & Arpels official site for more information about the remarkable timepiece that is unquestionably out of this world.

If 'The Midnight Planétarium' little out of your price range, don't forget to check out these 36 Of The Most Ingenious & Unique Watches You'll Ever See instead.

Via Van Cleef & Arpels

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