The unknown and faraway things are often the most inspiring! This is why astronomy and astrology have become a source of inspiration for many watch designers. Here are some astronomy-inspired watches from around the world that will take you on a journey to the stars!
Balticus – clock from the stars
What are meteorites? They are bright spots in the sky commonly known as “shooting stars.” Meteors evoke a lot of emotions and excitement. Many people attribute magical properties to them and believe that they grant wishes. When such a star survives the long journey and enters Earth’s atmosphere, it will be solid. From then on, it was called a meteorite. The Balticus brand gives us the opportunity to own a piece of meteorite. All thanks to Stardust Meteorite watches equipped with dials made from this special material. As you might guess, these watches have an unusual texture and a unique gray color. The designers of Balticus not only took inspiration from astronomy but also used materials native to space. Is there anything more unusual than a watch with a piece of extraterrestrial material?
Balticus meteorite watch
Journey to the moon with the Schaumburg brand
The Moon is Earth’s only natural satellite. The average distance between Earth and the Moon is 384 400 km (238 855 miles). Folk beliefs attribute magical powers to it. Tribal religions recognized lunar deities as the creators of the world. One of them is Atahensic, the Iroquois sky goddess. The Inuit pay homage to one main deity, who is called Alignak. The Moon is the only celestial body that humans have set foot on. This was done in 1969 by two Americans, Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, as part of the Apollo 11 mission. The moon has always been an object of fascination and inspiration. The best example of this is the Schaumburg Moon watch equipped with a moon indicator (with a maximum deviation of just one day in 122.5 years). Their dials are decorated with images of the moon. The Schaumburg astronomically inspired clock is characterized by its original design and high precision.
Schaumburg’s moon concept clock
Learn from the phases of the moon
After the Sun, the Moon is the brightest and best observed celestial body. It is known that it does not emit its own light, but reflects the sun’s rays. By illuminating the Moon from different angles, the phases of the Moon are created. We distinguish four main phases of the Moon: New Moon, First Half Moon, Full Moon, and Last Half Moon. It is commonly known that the Moon has a significant influence on the oceans and the growth of vegetables or fruits. The lunar cycle indicates the best time to sow seeds as well as harvest. Quite a few people wonder what influence the Moon has on human behavior and whether it determines it in any way. Although there is no scientific evidence of such a connection, many people notice discomfort as well as decreased sleep quality during the full moon. Surely you are curious to know what the Moon and watches have in common? Brands that frequently use this feature are: Zeppelin, Adriatica, Herbelin and Meister Singe.
Adriatica Swiss watch
Zodiac signs with Timex
Astrology has been practiced since ancient times. It is a type of divination that involves predicting the future and human events based on the positions of celestial bodies. There are 12 zodiac signs. Each of these represents human growth and the changes that occur within them. The zodiac circle is divided into two parts. The northern group includes: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo. They are in control of the sky, as well as spring and summer. These signs are characterized by a practical attitude. People born under these signs focus on the present and prioritize intellectual and professional development.
The southern part includes: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. People born under these signs are characterized by dedication to spiritual life. They are very sensitive and have an important mission in the world. They focus mainly on internal development. Inspired by astrology, the Timex brand has launched the Celestial collection of astronomy-inspired watches for women. The navy blue dial is covered in sparkles that resemble the sky, and the indices are shaped like stars. The moon image is placed on the right side of the watch face. But the real magic of the watch lies in the Indiglo backlight. After turning on the illumination, the indicators on the watch will take the shape of the zodiac signs!
Zodiac signs with Timex
Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium
This astronomically inspired watch celebrates celestial orbits by drawing inspiration from the historical tradition of planetariums, popular in the 18th century. In keeping with one of its inspirations, Maison’s precious inspiration, planets and constellations appear in enchanting forms to evoke journeys and dreams. The rose gold shooting star on the outer edge of the dial indicates the time and completes its cycle in 24 hours.
You can also choose a lucky day by placing a red triangle on the calendar. On that day, the Earth will move to a position directly below the star engraved on the sapphire glass, as a sign of good luck.
Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium
The 12 zodiac signs by Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels has launched a collection of 12 limited edition watches for the Western zodiac signs – the Lady Arpels Zodiac Collection!
Crafted from white gold, each dial is a different design, depicting its own zodiac-inspired story. Different colored engravings adorn the strap, which in turn reflects the astrological element of the sign – red for fire, green for earth, white for air and blue for water.
Sculpted in gold, the zodiac motifs are studded with precious stones. Rose cut diamonds are combined with semi-precious stones and mother-of-pearl.
Van Cleef & Arpels 12 zodiac watch
See the stars with Jaeger-LeCoultre – Rendez-Vous
Luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has created the Rendez-Vous line aimed at ‘sophisticated women’ in this collection featuring the Celestial watch.
Jaeger-LeCoultre invites you to gaze at the stars in the sky through these astronomy-inspired timepieces. Perfect for astrology lovers, the watch face displays a zodiac calendar that shows the position of the constellations at any time of the year. Its 18-carat white gold case features diamonds and a shooting star, which acts as a means to customize the time in the future.
Jaeger-LeCoultre – Rendez-Vous