The newest creation of Van Cleef & Arpels, the Lady Arpels Planétarium watch, illustrates the Sun and the closest planets: Mercury, Venus and finally Earth, along with its natural satellite, the Moon in a spectacular way for its owner.
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The watch will officially be presented during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018 (SIHH) 2018, January 15th - 19th, in Geneva.
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planétarium
The 'Lady Arpels Planétarium' watch illustrates the Sun and the closest planets: Mercury, Venus and fnally Earth, along with its natural satellite, the Moon.
Each heavenly body moves at its actual speed, orbiting the dial in 88 days for Mercury, 224 days for Venus and 365 days for Earth.
In a key innovation for this piece, the Moon itself rotates around the Earth in 29.5 days.
The 'Lady Arpels' case, 38-mm in diameter and set with diamonds in the bezel and sides of the case, houses a movement redesigned for this smaller size, with an exclusive module developed in collaboration with Christiaan van der Klaauw.
The assembling of the aventurine discs on the movement
Positioning the turquoise at the center of the oscillating mass
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planétarium, a poetic complication
Lady Arpel Planétarium Poetic Complications watch 38-mm case in white gold set with diamonds, bezel set with diamonds and crown set with a diamond
Dial: aventurine, Sun in pink gold, shooting star in rhodium-plated gold, Mercury in pink mother-of-pearl, Venus in green enamel, Earth in turquoise, Moon in diamond
Case back: white gold, pink gold, aventurine, sapphire glass, calendar, oscillating weight in white gold and black PVD,
Moon in white gold with serti neige style diamonds,
Earth in turquoise and ornamental stones echoing the planets
Self-winding mechanical movement featuring a Planétarium module developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels, 40-hour power reserve
Blue glitter alligator strap with a white gold pin buckle set with diamondsor white gold bracelet set with diamonds