Poetic Complication Midnight Planétarium

The Midnight Planétarium’s secret mission is for you to wear the world on your wrist and dreamily gaze at the galaxy. The Poetic Complication made by Van Cleef & Arpels showcases a miniature universe made of aventurine discs and globes of different coloured stones each depicting one of the five planets visible from Earth (a turquoise sphere on the case). Mercury (carved from serpentine), Venus (chloromelanite), Saturn (sugilite), Mars (red jasper) and Jupiter (blue agate) perform a mesmerising dance around the sun (in rose gold). The complex self-winding movement housed in the heart of the 44mm rose gold case scrupulously follows each planet’s real time orbit, from the longest (29 years for Saturn) to the shortest (88 days for Mercury). The gilded shooting star tells the time on its 24 hour journey. On the back of the piece, two displays show the day, month and year. Price upon request

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