The Lady Arpels Planétarium Watch is truly out of this world
With Elon Musk recently sending his cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space aboard the world’s most powerful rocket, there’s a good deal of outer space on everyone’s mind. If you want a piece of that cosmos on your wrist too, you’d do well to start with this Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Planétarium Watch.
There is a beautiful rendition of the planets, the moon, the sun and the stars on the midnight sky blue dial. For a maison which is primarily jewellery-focused, Van Cleef has filled this timepiece plenty of precious materials. The Earth is turquoise, Venus is green enamel, Mercury is pink mother-of-pearl, and the moon is a diamond. The planets on the dial rotate at the same speed as the real planets in the sky do around the sun – Mercury orbits the dial in 88 days, Venus takes 224 days while the Earth takes 365 days.
You can have the automatic winding watch with a 40hour power reserve fitted with a leather alligator strap. But, if you’re willing to spend a mini fortune, we’d settle for the white gold bracelet filled with diamonds that’ll set you back a few hundred thousand. And if you’re haven’t figured it yet, the time can be read off the shooting star that rotates around the circumference of the dial.
$330,000 (Dhs1.2 million). Visit vancleefarpels.com