First of all, how much do you really know about an astrolabe? Do you even know what it is? Let’s take a quick review about it. So, the astrolabe is an instrument used to observe the stars as well as determine the time (in the daytime by observing the sun, at night by observing the stars). It was used by astronomers, navigators and astrologers.
The Astrolabe Tourbillon watch is inspired by the ancient astronomical invention of Arabic scholar Ibn al-Sarraj whose astrolabe made about seven centuries ago. Probably the last craftsman in the world still making this instrument is Martin Brunold. He made an exclusive series of 12 “Al Sarraj” astrolabes which are exact replicas of the original. The watch actually contains Martin Brundold’s work of art and a defined mechanical tourbillon with the streamlined design of the astrolabe.
The 18K white gold case is composed of 59 different components. Manufactured in a limited series of 12 pieces, it comes in a wooden box with a meteorite fragment from the moon and an authentic astrolabe. The Astrolabe Tourbillon watch is equipped with the Louis Moinet signature crown guard. The strap boasts hand-stitched Louisiana alligator with 18K white gold and black PVD-treated titanium folding clasp. This fascinating watch is available for $280,000.