On September 29, 2014, the Asian High-end Watch & Clock Fair was grandly opened at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and many brands participated in the exhibition with new products. As one of the top watch brands, Van Cleef & Arpels has once again won the attention of the people with amazing watchmaking technology. This poetic complication watch has refined the vast sky into the exquisite world on the dial, realizing many years of dreams.
Six years after the launch of the LadyArpelsJourNuit watch, VanCleef & Arpels takes inspiration from the traditional planetarium and once again celebrates the great trajectory of the stars. Planetariums popular in the 18th century outlined the three-dimensional appearance of the solar system, vividly depicting the laws of the planets around the sun. As the predecessor of modern planetarium, it was started by manual operation or extremely complicated clockwork.
Today, VanCleef & Arpels Van Cleef & Arpels re-opens this historic creative door with unique poetic imagination as the longitude and latitude, and finally makes the Midnight Planétarium watch, which will forever cast the lucky moment of the wearer in the universe sky. The planet’s gorgeous orbit keeps a fascinating imprint.
This new PoeticComplication ™ poetic complication watch outlines miniature images of six planets orbiting the sun in real time. Earth and the visible Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are driven by automatic winding mechanical movements around the sun. The unique movement module developed together with MaisonChristiaanvanderKlaauw is extremely complex, consisting of 396 components. The elliptical trajectory of each planet on the dial is consistent with its true trajectory in the universe. It takes more than 29 years for Saturn to orbit the dial; 12 years for Jupiter; 687 days for Mars; 365 days for Earth; and 224 and 88 days for Venus and Mercury, respectively.
The lucky meteor symbolizing VanCleef & Arpels is the motif of the precious theme of Van Cleef & Arpels. The bright meteor circulates around the bezel marked 24 hours. Observing the flickering meteor can grasp the elapsed time. This magnificent horoscope legend spread to the bottom cover of the watch-the balance wheel engraved in it reveals the image of the star palace. The date, month and year can be set with two buttons and displayed through two display windows on the dial. An elegant watch that combines multiple functions sends out a poetic invitation, reminding the wearer to celebrate their lucky day.
In addition, the wearer can mark the lucky day of his choice on the calendar scale circle by the red triangle mark on the rotating bezel. On that day, the earth will move under the stars engraved on the sapphire crystal, symbolizing the advent of luck.
VanCleef & Arpels uses unparalleled jewellery craftsmanship to carve six planets with carefully selected hard gems: turquoise for the earth; serpentine for Mercury; dark green jade into Venus; red jasper for Mars; blue Agate turns into Jupiter; Su Jishi interprets Saturn. Each gem is hand-carved into colored spheres of different sizes, which are then precisely distributed around the rose gold sun. Each jewel planet and rose gold meteor lay on a gold-gold dial, the latter of which was deep in the azure brilliance, and outlined concentric trajectories like layers of ripples.
Gem craftsmen select extraordinary gems of the highest quality with unrivaled patience and ingenuity, and carefully sculpt the dial and the planet to bring this watch to lifelike beauty, blending fine jewelry with watchmaking craftsmanship.
Summary: At the same time, the special report team of the Watch House has also rushed to the scene of the Hong Kong Watch Fair to bring you the most fresh and intuitive watch information. For more details about the 2014 Hong Kong Watch Fair, please pay attention to our special report page. (Picture / text watch home Li Shuai)