An astronomical watch, also known as a horologium, is a special type of clock. The dials and mechanisms of such a timepiece are designed to display astronomical information. The display can include the positions of the Sun and Moon, zodiacal constellations, and major planets. In some cases, a horologium can also show the date. Here are some tips to help you choose the best astronomical watch.
The Girard-Perregaux Cosmos is a beautiful Haute Horlogerie masterpiece. With its dual worlds (Earth and Space) and its two rotating orbs, it represents the endless Cosmos. The watch’s two faces glow with a black light, reflecting the luminous properties of the stars. It is a timepiece that will be a favorite of astronomers and collectors alike.
The GP09320-1098 features a 69380 automatic movement with a 46-hour power reserve. It is equipped with a pawl-winding system, which makes it a popular choice amongst amateur and professional astronomers. Moreover, the case is made of titanium, which makes it lighter and comfortable on the wrist. The watch is made of 255 components, including three gold and two silver.
The GP09320-1098 has a limited edition of 149 pieces. The limited edition number refers to the 149 million-kilometer distance between Earth and the sun. Moreover, the dial features circular-grained, beveled and engraved bridges. The astronomical display is fascinating and a must-have for any watch lover. The watch is a great gift for an astronomer!
The Grand Recital and the Asterium tourbillons are known for their unique designs. They are made of 18K red gold and are equipped with the “writing slope” case. The Retrograde Perpetual Calendar is a unique design that rotates the hours and minutes on two different levels, while the days and months are displayed at the six and twelve-oclock positions. The dial is decorated with blue circular brushed finish, and it is available in 18K red gold or titanium with a Cotes de Geneve motif.
The Girard-Perregaux Cosmos is another haute horlogerie masterpiece. This watch shows two earth globes besides a celestial globe. The two globes rotate with the Earth’s rotation through day and night, which in turn cycles through the zodiac constellations. Moreover, the watch is equipped with a new Manufacture Calibre GP09320-1098 and a black PVD titanium case.
MeisterSinger launched their first astronomical watch in March, the Lunascope. The Lunascope combines a single hand with a large moon-phase display for accurate timekeeping. Its photorealistic moon is a draw to this watch, as is its rich blue dial with its velvety sheen. And if you like a challenge, you can test drive the Lunascope yourself for free.
The case of the MeisterSinger Lunascope is made of stainless steel, and the strap is made of brown crocodile leather. It also features a blue dial, and a stainless steel bezel. Its MeisterSinger module has a 38-hour power reserve, sapphire crystal and a glass case back. The watch is water resistant to 165 feet and has an ETA 2836 automatic movement. The MeisterSinger Lunascope is available now for EUR2,990.
The MeisterSinger Lunascope astronomical watches have a silver or blue dial, but the silver version is more traditional. The gold version of the Lunascope outshines the contemporary C1 Moonglow, which also boasts a sublime date execution. The gold version’s iconic single hand is a great addition to this watch. A watch like this is a great gift idea, and you can’t go wrong with this timepiece.
The MeisterSinger Lunascope has a moon-phase display that is larger than the other two hands. Its dial is adorned with a Cotes de Geneve motif. The astronomical precision of the MeisterSinger Lunascope is impressive. Its large moon-phase indicator will surely win hearts. And it’s worth mentioning that the Moon phase is incredibly visually striking. You’ll be proud to show off the Lunascope at the office or on the beach.
This exquisite astronomical timepiece from Girard-Perregaux sets its sights on the interminable interstellar space, exploring the material and light of this infinite world. The timepiece’s custom celestial map rotates every 23 hours, 58 minutes, and 4 seconds, revealing a world of wonder and mystery. In addition to its timepiece-like aesthetic, the Girard-Perregaux GP09320-1098 astronomical watch features a black titanium case and bracelet.
A truly beautiful timepiece, this watch was made with an oversized 48mm titanium case. Its sapphire crystal acts like a telescope, allowing for accurate measurements. It is made with a bead-blasted titanium case and a sapphire crystal that is curved like a telescope. The bezel of this watch is a subtle, thoughtful touch.
The Girard-Perregaux GP07320-1098 astronomical watch boasts a new Manufacture Calibre, the GP09320-1098. This astronomical watch combines three separate complications to accurately measure the rotation of the Earth from the sun to the moon. It is finished with a titanium folding buckle and blue crocodile strap.
The GP09320-1098 astronomical timepiece combines elegant philosophy with advanced mechanical advancement. It was awarded the Neuchatel Observatory Centenary Prize for its chronometry advances. This watch is sure to impress your friends and family. Its sleek design makes it a versatile addition to any timepiece collection. If you’re an astronomy enthusiast or just interested in the night sky, the Cosmos is a watch that will delight you.
The Calibre 1991 astronomical watch features a perpetual calendar, moon-phase indication, and a minute repeater, combining the functions of a chronograph and a perpetual calendar. The watch’s moon-phase indication is sometimes confused with the Moon’s age, which tells the number of days since the last new Moon. The luminous gold hands and a sapphire crystal case are both attractive and functional, but the complications of this watch are a bit beyond the scope of a simple chronograph.
The Patek Philippe Calibre 89 astronomical watch is one of the most complex mechanical timepieces ever made. It is the brand’s most complex mechanical watch, boasting 33 complications and 1,728 components. This open-faced astronomical pocket watch is small and elegant in spite of its complexity. Its estimated price range is $20,000 to $50,000. You can buy a similar watch in this price range, depending on the condition and the number of complications you want.
This Calibre 1991 astronomical watch features a perpetual calendar, retrograde gyroscope-like complication, and three-dimensional hemispheres. The two titanium globes rotate simultaneously during the 24 hours, and the dual-axis tourbillon regulates the movement. The two interlocking cages move 60 seconds per rotation. In addition, the watch features a calendar and day/night indication, which is also useful for timekeeping.
The Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 combines astronomy with watchmaking to make a beautiful astronomical timepiece. The dial features twenty-three mainly astronomical complications. It offers timekeeping in three modes, each with its own gear train. With 514 components and a thickness of 8.7 mm, the watch has a three-week autonomy. The astronomical Calibre 1991 combines a fusion of science and watchmaking.
A Vacheron Constantin astronomical watch is an exceptional timepiece that has an astronomical and cosmological dimension. These unique timepieces contain various types of calendars, indications of the phases of the Moon, and other horological complications. The astronomical timepieces are created by the company’s Les Cabinotiers department. Throughout history, the company has made astronomical timepieces.
This particular watch also shows the time of sunrise and sunset on the dial. The sidereal time is an important feature that allows astronomers to point telescopes at precise positions in the sky. Its translucent dial is made of sapphire and is laser etched. It also has a push-button mechanism at four o’clock, which allows the wearer to program their watch to their location on earth.
The atelier of Vacheron Constantin is known as Les Cabinotiers. This department is responsible for personalising single-piece editions and Grand Complication models. The name Cabinotiers is a reference to the ateliers of the company that have been appointed specifically to create individual timepieces. The department embraces the new ideas and aesthetics of the Enlightenment, resulting in exceptional timepieces.
The most complicated wristwatch ever made by the Maison is the Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600. This watch features 23 mainly astronomical complications and is the most elaborate wristwatch Vacheron Constantin has ever created. Besides the traditional date and time indications, this watch shows the sunrise and sunset times, the moon’s phases, the sun’s movement, and the moon’s orbit.
The Vacheron Constantin archives allow the wearer to trace the history of the company’s progress in implementing astronomical functions. Initially, the company produced a pocket watch with moon phases and a simple calendar. Later, the company produced a watch with a solar time display and integrated a perpetual calendar movement with sun and moon indications. In 1919, Vacheron Constantin launched its first retrograde equation of time.