What if there was an ingenious way to carry the universe on you at all times? No, not just in thought but the physical manifestation of it?
The class, the sass and the capacity to carry oneself in style, Van Cleef & Arpels presents to you the Midnight Planetarium from the Poetic Complication series of watches. Combining the technical virility and the sheer wonder embodied in the crux of the universe they bring about a wondrous product that becomes an apparel of one’s everyday wear.
This is set to break the monotony in watch making, Poetic Complication series links the patient art of watch making with the much evoked mystery in astronomy, to create a unique masterpiece.
The constellation of the milky way forming the backdrop, the sun, like in the galaxy is placed at the centre. The mechanisms of the watch is related to the orbiting of the six planets that are seen from the earth in real time orbit around the central sun, the lucky star enables one into “choosing a lucky day”, Well! something like a remainder. The shooting star symbolizes the time. Though whimsical and an apparel of fancy, it becomes a rich man’s luxury.
Set at a whopping price of $245,000 for the 18 karat rose gold version, and $333,000 for the diamond studded version, one has to go out of the way to enlist an armoured vehicle just to safeguard the planetarium that can be worn.
By: Achyuthan Ramaswamy