Astralis - Unique piece - Sun
Astralis Sun is a unique piece representing the Sun, the star at the centre of our Solar System, whose enormous effect on our planet has been recognised since prehistoric times.
Astralis Sun features a 24-hour planetarium housing exceptional meteorites, each one symbolising important galactic bodies: Mars, Mercury, the Moon and, of course, the Sun.
Regulated by an intricately-engineered tourbillon, Astralis Sun also features a split-second, column-wheel chronograph, its complex mechanism beguiling the viewer through the display back.
The planetarium at 6 o’clock contains four highly-polished precious meteorites – Dhofar 459, Itqiy, Sahara 99555 and Jiddat al Harasis 479 – respectively denoting the Earth’s Moon, the Sun and the planets Mercury and Mars.
These fragments of rare galactic rock are all unique, set into a scintillating aventurine disc that makes one whole revolution per day.
Across the dial, between 11 and 12 o’clock, is the 60-second tourbillon escapement mounted in a rotating cage majestically supported by a highly-polished, Y-shaped bridge.
Gilded Gouttes de Rosée hands indicate hours and minutes while the central chronograph seconds hand is complemented by a split-second chronograph hand adorned with a shooting star, the pusher for which is integrated into the crown. At 3 o’clock is a 30-minute chronograph counter.
The ensemble of indications is framed within the regal 18k white gold case.
Turning Astralis Sun over, the chronograph column wheel and split-second ‘scorpion’ clamps – providing ultra smooth functionality – can be glimpsed through the display back along with a plate engraved with planets which, together with the gold chaton and blued screws, evoke a beautiful night sky.
Astralis Sun is presented in a resin-cast planetoidal box, handcrafted by artist Jean-Yves Kervévan. The quartet of Astralis unique pieces – Mars, Mercury, Moon and Sun – is housed in a stylish, leather-bound wooden cabinet.
A unique piece, Astralis Sun is a split-second chronograph featuring a 24-hour planetarium with real meteorite fragments, each representing an important body in our solar system: Mars, Mercury, the Moon and the Sun.
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