An Astronomical Marvel: the Graham Geo.Graham Orrery Tourbillon
Four years ago Graham introduced one of the most incredible astronomical watches of all time. The gorgeous Graham Tourbillon Orrery came with a stunning $300,000 price-tag, but this avant-garde planetarium-style watch was definitely worth every single penny. Only 20 pieces were out for grabs, adding to the exclusivity, and we’re sure all of them have been sold out pretty fast.
This year we have a cool surprise from Graham, as the Swiss watchmaker has revealed an updated version of this timekeeping wonder. Called Graham Geo.Graham Orrery Tourbillon, this new watch comes with the planetarium-style display featuring the Sun, Earth, Moon, and Mars on the dial.
The Earth is represented by a 3.2mm-wide polished sphere of Kingman Turquoise, while the Moon and Mars are each made out of meteorites which have fallen to Earth and are believed to have originated from the respective planetary bodies. How cool is that?
The spheres on the dial representing the celestial bodies are positioned in an ingenious manner so that the wearer can admire their relative positions just like they could see a traditional planetarium. The Earth’s path doubles as both a Gregorian calendar as well as Zodiac calendar, with Latin names used to tell the months.
The beautiful 48 mm case comes in 18k pink gold and will handle 50-meter deep waters., housing the caliber G1800 Tourbillon Orrery, which operates at 3Hz (21,600bph) with a power reserve of 72 hours. Please note that this watch will be limited to eight pieces, and will cost even more than the original – $330,000.