Six thousand years ago, watches entered the stage of human history. The advent of watches gave humans a better understanding of ‘hours, minutes, seconds.’ It wasn’t until Van Cleef & Arpels launched an eye-catching fantasy watch, which belongs to the Midnight Planétarium of the Poetic Complication series, and has since linked the watch to the universe.
The Midnight Planétarium dial consists of 7 different orbits, and the surface is a bright blue sky pattern.
There is a gem on each of the 7 tracks, each of which has a different color and size. Depicts early human understanding of the six planets of the solar system. From outside to inside are Meteor (gold), Saturn (cedar), Jupiter (blue agate), Mars (red jasper), Earth (turquoise), Venus (dark green jade), Mercury (serpentine), and the center of the dial The sun is made of red gold.
On the outermost layer of the watch, there is a rotatable wave-shaped bezel. Rotating the dial, you can set the ‘lucky day’ by yourself. When the lucky day comes, the earth will move to the star position engraved on the sapphire crystal dial, bringing good luck to the wearer.
One of the biggest highlights is the power system of the watch. It is an automatic movement developed by Van Cleef & Arpels and the famous independent watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw.
There are 396 parts in the entire movement. After a precise combination, each planet rotates at its true speed: Saturn takes about 29 years around the dial; Jupiter takes 12 years; Mars 687 days; Earth 365 days; Venus 224 Days; Mercury 88 days. As the main hour marker of a watch is placed on the outer meteor.
The day, month, and year display functions have been moved to the back of the dial and viewed through two magnifying observation ports.
The Midnight Planétarium case is 44 mm in diameter and is made of 18K rose gold. It is available with or without diamonds, with a black alligator strap and a rose gold buckle. It also sells for up to $ 245,000.