Friday, 31 January 2014

Astronomical Watch Displays Our Solar System Orbiting the Sun

Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Dutch watchmaker Christian Van Der Klaauw, has developed innovative Midnight Planetarium watch design that permits you to wear a little piece of the Solar System on your wrist. The sophisticated concept replaces hands of a watch with six small planets orbiting around a central rose gold sun. The splendid unique device has an expensive price tag of $245,000 with semiprecious stones representing Mercury, Venue, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. All stones rotate separately and at the similar pace as the actual planets, like earth takes a full year to lap around the face of watch, while Venus requires 224 days and Mercury takes 88 days, Mars 687 days, Jupiter 12 years, and Saturn takes 29 years. A shooting star indicates minutes and hours and a "lucky day" feature permits the owners to choose a specific day of the year when the Earth will fall underneath the paint star on the face of the watch. The truly astonishing design is an elegant and captivating way to keep track of time without forgetting the larger universe around us.Source: Charismatic Planet

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