The 'Five Weeks in a Balloon' Watch Pays Homage to Jules Verne

By: Michael Hines - Published: Dec 11, 2010 • References: vancleef-arpels & blog.perpetuelle
Book nerds finally have a watch they can call their own with this 'Five Weeks in a Balloon' watch. This watch was designed by Van Cleef & Arpel and is inspired by one of Jules Verne's early adventure novels of the same name.

The face of the 'Five Weeks in a Balloon' watch is what truly sets this timepiece apart from all others. Designed to resembled the balloon from the book, the watch also uses a bird and floating anchor to tell the hours and minutes. Book nerds and Jules Verne superfans need to be sure to check this one out. Stats for Giant Literary Timepieces Trending: Older & Chilly
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