This Solar System Watch is Strikingly Beautiful

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jan 24, 2014 • References: vancleefarpels and coolhunting
Van Cleef & Arpel proves a solar system watch can be just as stylish as any other, debuting the 44mm 'Midnight Plan├ętarium' of the Poetic Astronomy series. The watch tells time by way of a shooting star that rotates along the outmost area of the face and even features an accurate rotation and representation of the Earth and four other plants visible around the sun.

It shows Mercury in 88 days, Venus in 224 days, Earth in a year, Mars in 687 days, Jupiter in 12 years and Saturn in 29. It's a complex watch that's made with 396 parts, but is strikingly beautiful at the same time, lending itself as a conversation piece and exquisite fashion accessory.

It's featured in a dark indigo color with a galaxy of glitter.