Stars in your Eyes

Hong Kong Tatler Society - - Best Of Life -

De­vel­oped over five years by mas­ter watch­mak­ers, Vacheron Con­stantin’s Les Cabinotiers Ce­les­tia Astro­nom­i­cal Grand Com­pli­ca­tion 3600 is a mag­nif­i­cent com­bi­na­tion of in­no­va­tion and fine crafts­man­ship. The most com­pli­cated wrist­watch the brand has ever cre­ated, it was awarded the Me­chan­i­cal Ex­cep­tion Watch Prize by the Grand Prix d’Hor­logerie de Genève. The one-of-a-kind watch is a mas­ter­piece of tech­ni­cal pre­ci­sion, fit­ting 514 com­po­nents into a cal­i­bre only 8.7mm thick. Twenty-three com­pli­ca­tions are sup­ported by the me­chan­i­cal, man­ual-wind­ing move­ment, in­clud­ing sun­rise and sun­set times, length of day, and sea­sons, sol­stices and equinoxes. As the name Ce­les­tia would sug­gest, the watch was in­tended to ex­plore the con­nec­tion be­tween astro­nom­i­cal cy­cles and the earth, and there­fore only fea­tures astro­nom­i­cal in­di­ca­tions. The piece is as aes­thet­i­cally beau­ti­ful as it is ex­cel­lently wrought, and is sup­ported by a six bar­rel, three-week power re­serve. With this watch, you have the uni­verse in your pocket.

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