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Vicenterra Luna volume 1 watch gives Earth and Moon the 3D treatment

The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 has a 45-jewel movement
The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 has a 45-jewel movement
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The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 shows the Earth and Moon as solid globes
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The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 shows the Earth and Moon as solid globes
The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 Moon sphere
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The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 Moon sphere
The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 Earth Sphere
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The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 Earth Sphere
The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 is available in a limited edition
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The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 is available in a limited edition
Reverse of the Vicenterra Luna volume 1
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Reverse of the Vicenterra Luna volume 1
Reverse of the Vicenterra Luna volume 1, showing the movement
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Reverse of the Vicenterra Luna volume 1, showing the movement
The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 has a steel case
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The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 has a steel case
The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 antipodes window
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The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 antipodes window
The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 has a satin-finish dial
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The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 has a satin-finish dial
The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 has a 45-jewel movement
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The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 has a 45-jewel movement
The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 is available in a choice of finishes
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The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 is available in a choice of finishes
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The Earth and Moon are, we’re reliably informed, three-dimensional, so why should the Moon-phase dial on your upmarket wristwatch be flat? At Baselworld 2014, Swiss watchmaker Vicenterra took up the challenge to rectify this with its Luna volume 1, which shows the Earth and Moon as rotating three-dimensional spheres as part of its set of complications.

Vicenterra’s second timepiece, the Luna has a polished steel case, water resistant to three atmospheres, with a black satin dial and sapphire crystal complemented by a black, hand-sewn, alligator leather strap. So far, that’s all pretty standard, but the party piece of the Luna is the two spheres down at the bottom of the dial. On the left is a 6.5-mm Moon sphere showing the phases of the satellite, and on the right is a 7.5-mm Earth sphere showing the position of the Sun over the Earth’s surface at that moment. That is, the point where the Sun is at its zenith or local noon.

Meanwhile, the top of the dial shows the Sun during the day and a comet at night arcing across a starry sky made of black diamonds, so you’ll know why it got dark outside. There’s also a date window. The reverse of the watch shows off the automatic winding movement and has a window, so you can see the antipodes on the Earth globe.

The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 shows the Earth and Moon as solid globes
The Vicenterra Luna volume 1 shows the Earth and Moon as solid globes

What makes all this go is the automatic, 45-jewel movement made by House Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, powered by auto-winding white-gold weights with two barrels in series for a 42-hour power reserve. The movement is given a black rhodium surface treatment and has chamfered bridges that are also blasted and rhodied. There’s a crown at 3 o’clock for setting date and time, a button at 4 o’clock for setting the Earth globe to one of 24 hour positions, and another button at 8 o’clock for setting Moon phases.

Available only on a pre-order basis in a limited run, the Vicenterra Luna volume 1 comes in a pink gold, yellow gold, white gold, or steel finish, with prices ranging from CHF 16,500 (€13,500, US$18,600) to CHF 27,650 (€22,490, US$31,000), depending on the finish.

The video below introduces the Vicenterra Luna volume 1.

Source: Vicenterra

VICENTERRA LUNA Volume 1

5 comments
Charles Éloquin
Damn, finally an awesome watch that fit my style.... ....and it cost 15k$
Ed
Will they take a check?
rseifer
Well, it looks pretty good, but have they rolled over it with a tank yet?? If not, I believe I'll wait. Ralph L. Seifer, Long Beach, California.
Gregg Eshelman
"blasted and rhodied" Sounds like the perfect name for a band, doesn't matter what kind of band, someone needs to use that.
Joe Sobotka
Now THATS a cool watch! Unfortunately just a "tad" out of my price range. Hahaha! Oh to win the lottery....