WATCHES OF THE STARS

WHILE MANY OF THESE WATCHES YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO WEAR, OR BE SEEN WEARING, AS YOUR DAILY TIMEPIECE. HOWEVER, FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP, QUALITY AND UNIQUENESS OF CHARACTER, THESE WATCHES AND THEIR FAMILY OF PLANETARIUM TIMEPIECES, HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE WITHIN THE EVER-REVOLVING WORLD OF LUXURY WATCHES.

THE MOON DUST BLACK MOOD CHRONO – ROMAIN JEROME
AVAILABLE FROM: ROMAIN JEROME – CHF 14’990

Romain Jerome has a different take on the design of watches, infusing each piece with ‘the DNA of legends’ and The Moon Dust Black Moon Chrono, is no different. This watches black mineral dial and structure features actually contains dust from the surface of the moon. As if being made from Moon dust wasn’t enough, the carbon fiber and black PVD steel bezel contains parts of Apollo 11, capped off by its strap being woven with fibers from an ISS spacesuit. All in all this watch is infused with the very soul of mankind’s aspiration towards traversing the solar system.

TELLERIUM J. KEPLER – ULYSSE NARDIN
AVAILABLE FROM: CHRONO 24 – £28,946

Refocusing us towards our own blue planet, this timepiece is dominated by the central dial adorned with a view of earth from the North Pole. The tropic of cancer is represented by a flexible spring that bends to show which part of the planet is now being graced by the sun, as well as its’ rise of fall. A moon rotates around the earth, showing each light and dark side everyday that this pieces perpetual calendar turns. Made from platinum and its cloisonné dial, this watch is a unique take on luxury watches as well as its planetary family.

THE CVDK VENUS – CHRISTIAN VAN DE KLAUUW
POA FROM: KLAUUW.COM

Whenever our eyes drift towards the night sky, for those you know where to look Venus is the brightest planet our solar system offers and holds the inspiration for this watch. Under the beautifully simple rose gold and sapphire face, a staring aventurine glass sky adorned only with a central sun, earth and moon, and Venus figure, dance around each other, within a simply zodiac calendar. A classic and elegant planetary watch to adorn a star lovers wrist.

TOURBILLION ORREY WATCH – GEO GRAHAM
AVIALABLE FROM: GEO GRAHAM – $330,000 USD

The Tourbillion Orrey is a watch that has literally been built for the centuries, its pink gold construction houses a 100 year calendar, in both Gregorian and zodiac format behind a traditional hours and minutes face. The elegant pink gold filigree sun graces the center as the sapphire earth, rhodium moon and ruby mars sail through the dates, stating the position of the stars, earth and hours. The domed sapphire the covers the beautiful combination of golden line and super-LumiNova coating and adds a sense of three dimensionality to the refined timepiece.

THE MIDNIGHT PLANETARIUM TIMEPIECE
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

A majestic construction of sheer elegance, this incredible watch comes from the ever dreaming creative minds behind Van Cleef & Arpels, Poetic Complications Collection.

Capturing the poetic astronomy of our Solar system, in 18ct rose gold, each planet is represented by a previous gem and orbits its golden sun in real time, meaning that Saturn itself will take 29 and a half years to make a full orbit. Made by those who ever look to the heavens and now need only look at their wrist to see it.

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Luke Fussell

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