The universe on your wrist... What a wonderful idea, right? Well, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS did it and the result is Outstanding!
The dial represents a miniature reproduction of the Sun and six planets around it : Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Earth. The Sun is in the center of the timepiece and each planet moves on its own disc at a genuine speed of rotation.
In order to read the time, you have to focus on the spike of the shooting star pointing the digits (24 for 24 hours). Between one hour to another (for instance 17 or 5 p.m to 18 or 6 p.m) there are three dots. Each dot represents 15 minutes.
The months are shown by the red arrow and the overall creation offers a philosophical approacharound a mechanical self-widing movement.
The Aventurine material makes you feel like millions of stars are on your wrist and the fact that the piece is on the POETIC collection makes totally sense.
Congratulations, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS !