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    Recently, Van Cleef & Arpels designed a watch that does not only display time and date (via a shooting star), but also the real-time position of six planets (Mercury to Saturn), represented each by a different gemstone. The creators called it "Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication". It is a large watch (diameter = 44 mm) with some special features, such as the lucky star (see picture).

    This is a close-up:


    This magnificent watch is, due to its beauty and complexity, very expensive:
    Lovely and very limited, the Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication watch will be part of a limited edition of just 396 pieces total.
    Price is $245,000 in 18k rose gold and $330,000 in 18k rose gold with diamond decoration.
    Here is a scheme, to clarify its display:
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 




    The pictures and the quote are taken from here:
    Van Cleef & Arpels Complication Poetique Midnight Planetarium Watch Hands-On | aBlogtoWatch


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    Very cool, but how about one for those of us who aren't Elon Musk or Richard Branson?

    EDIT: Just a weird observation, but why does the watch model look like he shaves his arms?


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    Finally, I can hold the world in my palm. Muhahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    EDIT: Just a weird observation, but why does the watch model look like he shaves his arms?

    He did not shave his arm.
    The watch was so awesome around his wrist that his arm hair spontaneously left.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

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    So, basically, there are very few scientists who could actually afford this.
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    hmm. 330k Let me see. I could buy a nice house with plenty of land. A boat, 3 brand new 2014 porsche off the line, 330 thousand 1 dollar hotdogs for friends.


    SO many things to do with 330k. I think I will buy a watch >.>
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