For thousands of years we relied upon the moon and stars to navigate, track time and help to tell our human story with tales and myths. We built legends around them, drew maps that used constellations as their guides.
Today we mostly look to the stars for their beauty and elegance, things for which there are no substitutes. And when we designed the first automatic watch in our Celestial Opulence collection, a stunning timepiece in midnight blue and rose gold-tone stainless steel, elegance was the first guiding principle we had in mind.
The face of the watch comprises a midnight-blue dial with a floating hour hand and a dauphine-style minute hand orbiting above, with Swarovski® crystals set into the outer perimeter to recall the stars that first inspired this design. We decided to exclude a sweeping seconds hand, simplifying the watch overall and earning its name by design. After all, what could be more opulent than a watch that doesn’t care about mere seconds? Worry about the truly important things, it implores us; look up at the night sky in wonder, and the rest will follow.
This mechanical movement keeps time as you would expect from a Timex®, but this beating heart is precisely what makes the Celestial Opulence so special. And beat it does; the movement inside it rotates approximately six times per second, nearly 22,000 times each hour. Viewed through an exhibition case back that’s tinted morning-blue and etched with constellation patterns, this high-accuracy 21 jewel movement draws its power from the motion of your wrist as you wear the watch throughout your day. And thanks to a 40-plus hour power reserve, you can be sure the watch won’t stop, even after you’ve wound down for the evening.
Shop our new Celestial Opulence Automatic here, and take the star-scattered sky wherever you go.