The Midnight Planétarium Watch from the Van Cleef & Arpels’ Poetic Complication designed by Dutch watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw tells the time by way of  a shooting star.


Put a planetarium on your wrist!

The watch is made with 396 tiny parts working together to complete the complex movment. The 44mm dial featuring a solid back is made of 18kt rose-gold. In addition of telling the time, 6 planets from our solar system made of precious and semi-precious gemstones will rotate on your wrist with their accurate rotation time around the sun. The gemstones representing the planets are, sugilite for Saturn, serpentine for Mercury, turquoise for Earth, chloromelanite for Venus, red jasper for Mars and blue agate for Jupiter. note that the planet Mercury will complete its rotation around the watch’s face in 88 days, Venus will in 224 days, Earth in a complete year, Mars in 687 days, Jupiter in 12 years and Saturn in 29.35 years…



This amazing time piece will be available sometime later in the year for an announced price of $245,000.

Pictures and video: Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels via Cool Hunting

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