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Midnight Planétarium | Van Cleef & Arpels
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Midnight Planétarium | Van Cleef & Arpels

Midnight Planétarium is a spectacularly innovative watch design that allows you to wear a little piece of the Solar System on your wrist. Developed by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Dutch watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw, the intricate concept replaces hands of a watch with six tiny planets orbiting around a central rose gold Sun.   This stunningly rare device has a price tag of $245,000 with semiprecious stones representing Mercury (serpentine), Venus (chloromelanite), Earth (turquoise), Mars (red jasper), Jupiter (blue agate), and Saturn (sugilite). All of the stones rotate separately and at the same pace as the actual planets. In 88 days, Mercury will make a full lap around the face of the watch, while Venus requires 224 days and Earth takes a full year.   A shooting star indicates the hours and minutes and a “lucky day” feature allows owners to select a specific day of the year when the Earth will fall underneath the paint star on the face of the watch. The amazing design is a fancy and captivating way to keep track of time without forgetting the larger universe around us.   Midnight_planetarium_feeldesain_01 Midnight_planetarium_feeldesain_02 Midnight_planetarium_feeldesain_03 Midnight_planetarium_feeldesain_04 Midnight_planetarium_feeldesain_05 Midnight_planetarium_feeldesain_06 Midnight_planetarium_feeldesain_07   [via]   Don’t forget to follow Feeldesain on Twitter + Facebook  + Pinterest to get all the latest updates

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