It’s always a pleasant wonder when mechanical watches show up with really intricate systems that are crafted well enough to blow your mind. Complication Poétique Midnight Planétarium watch from Cleef & Arpels is one of those sweet little mechanical wonders. While the watch tells you time, its face mimics the solar system.
Planets of the solar system are arranged on the watch, and follow their revolution time around the sun. Mercury will complete its revolution around the sun in just 88 days, while Saturn, the farthest depicted planet on the watch will take a leisurely 29.5 years to complete its journey around the sun.
The mechanical marvel that the watch is, it claims the price tag of $245,000.