A watch that puts the solar system on your wrist
Luxury watch maker Van Cleef & Arpels might have just compacted the vastness of outer space on your wrist with ‘The Midnight Planetarium’. As you might have realized by now, this watch is beautiful! It’s encased in 18ct gold and sports double sapphire crystals, but the real beauty lies within its face.
Each planet has a corresponding stone that represents it. Aventurine, serpentine, chloromelanite, turquoise, red jasper, blue agate, and sugilte all revolve around the watch, masquerading as planets and stars.
Earth and Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all move according to its orbit. For Saturn, it will take 29 years to make a complete revolution of the dial, Jupiter will take 12 years, Mars 687 days, Earth 365 days, Venus 224 days, and Mercury 88 days. Just in case you’re wondering, they didn’t include Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto because their orbits are too long. There’s no point in having dials that you’ll never see rotate. And to tell the time, you just need to look at the shooting star. Cute, huh?
And the price? It doesn’t say on the website. But we’re sure it’s going to most wallets light years to even afford an astronomical watch like this.