We've seen plenty of beautiful watches, but the Midnight Planétarium by Van Cleef & Arpels is nothing like them. It is more of a piece of jewelry or a work of art, of which every single element is made with incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail. Unlike other watches, the Midnight Planétarium doesn't use hands to tell you the time - instead, it uses rotating planets.
Wearing the Midnight Planétarium is like having the universe on the wrist. The watch tells the time by shooting a star that rotates along the out most area of the face. Additionally, there is a set of miniature planets inside its thin frame. The creators managed to feature an accurate rotation and representation of the Earth and the five other planets that belong to our solar system. The face and the frame of the watch are painted black or dark blue and covered in millions of delicate particles to imitate the look of the universe.
Each of the planets are represented by precious and semi-precious stones, and the extravagance of the design is intensified by a high-quality black alligator leather strap and pink gold frame. The Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium watch will be available later in 2014 for whooping $245 000. Without a shadow of doubt it is expensive, but art and craftsmanship comes for a price, doesn't it?