Van Cleef & Arpels are jewellery watch makers who create unique complications in a timepiece. They specializes in “special complications” which are far more complicated from the typical chronographs, dual time zones, alarms etc.
The Midnight in Paris watch is a snapshot to the universe with from the point-of-view from the city. The Midnight blue aventurine dial has glittering stars resembling the view of the midnight sky in Paris. The rotating dial ensures their rotation over a cycle of 365 days, thus revealing the exact night sky every day. The constellations on a given day are revealed in the circular aperture in the lower portion of the dial.
The back of the 41mm 18K rose gold cover has a calendar surrounded by a genuine meteorite. It uses a specially developed Swiss mechanical movement, equipped with 24 jewels beating at 28,800 VPH with 40 hour power reserve. The back is an officer style, where the cover opens to reveal the calendar which enables the wearer to set the accurate date.
Theoretically, Van Cleef & Arpels can capture any part of the midnight sky from any point on Earth. If you have the money, they will make it. This particular piece is priced at USD 63,000.