With space exploration being a hot topic right now, there’s no better time to revisit the Midnight Planetarium watch than now, which feature 396 moving parts. It displays an accurate representation of six planets and their rotations around the sun. You read that right, you’ll see Mercury’s 88-day trip, Earth’s 365 day orbit and even Saturn’s, which takes 29.5-years to complete on revolution around the sun. Interested parties can either opt for the standard version for $245,000, or a top of the line model that will set you back a cool $550,000. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“Given the rotating bezel over the dial, the Midnight Planetarium watch does not look like most Midnight collection watches. The bezel actually moves the sapphire crystal as it rotates around and a small star shape on the crystal of course goes with it. What purpose does this serve? To indicate your ‘lucky star of course…’ That is what they are calling it and the first step is using the peripheral calendar display around the dial and lining up the red arrow with a special day of the year. On that day, the Earth indicator orb will be under the star-shape helping to highlight your special day of the year. An element like that is really where you see Van Cleef & Arpels’ DNA covertly sneaking its way into an otherwise technical and straightforward watch design,” according to A Blog to Watch.