Every year at SIHH, Van Cleef & Arpels always launches an eye-opening watch, subverting people’s inherent understanding of watches. This year, Van Cleef & Arpels once again set its sights on the starry sky, incorporated the movement of the stars into the dial, and launched a new poetic astrological watch with diamonds.
This is not the first time that Van Cleef & Arpels has launched the astral movement watch. As early as four years ago, Van Cleef & Arpels released the Midnight Planétarium men’s watch to perfectly interpret the solar system’s astral movement. Further perfect the brand’s poetic astrological world.
The new Lady Arpels Planétarium watch shows the movement of the sun and its neighboring planets, integrating Mercury, Venus, Earth and its natural satellite moon. Each celestial body follows its true elliptical trajectory. It takes 88 days for Mercury to orbit the dial, 224 days for Venus, and 365 days for Earth. In addition, the moon revolves around the earth with a true cycle of 29.5 days, becoming one of the important innovations of this work.
A 38 mm white gold case with diamonds on the bezel and case. In addition to the astral movement, the time display of the watch is interpreted by a rhodium-plated gold shooting star on the periphery of the dial in a poetic and elegant way. Not only that, there are two windows on the back of the watch, displaying the day, month and year information, making this watch more practical.
This watch is equipped with a movement that is thinner than the men’s style four years ago. The redesigned movement is equipped with unique modules co-developed with Christiaan van der Klaauw. The watch offers two kinds of chain straps to meet the needs of any occasion. The blue alligator leather strap echoes the dial color scheme. Or a metal bracelet with high jewelry design and diamonds.
Summary: Maybe all the beautiful things are the inspiration and source of Van Cleef & Arpels’ design. In four years, the starry sky watch has been thinner and smaller in the way of the female wrist. Women around the world will be fascinated by Van Cleef & Arpels.