Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
The watches from Richard Mille always dazzle and now the watch company has enlisted master watchmaker Stephen Forsey to create this fascinating device, the Planetarium Tellerium. The 21st century version of this classic device is made of titanium, wood, steel, brass, 18kt gold, sterling silver and red rubies. The device shows the time and a perpetual calendar as well as showing the rotation of the Earth over an axis, the rotation of the Earth in relation to the Sun, the angle of the Earth, the rotation of the Moon over an axis, the rotation of the Moon in relation to the Earth, moonphases, the complication knows as the equation of time, and the positions of Mercury, Venus and the Sun. For practical and aesthetic reasons the Earth is not rendered in scale (in reality it is 109 times smaller than the sun). The planets are also not to scale. The planetarium is wound with a lever system, and it has a power reserve of 15 days. The Richard Mille Planetarium-Tellerium will be unveiled at The Hour Glass' Tempus Event on September 4.
Gallery: Mille Planetarium