stars in the sky

This year watch designers seem to have been star-gazing. Astronomical complications were everywhere from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rendez-Vous Moon, where a moon travels through a star-studded sky, to Montblanc’s tribute to Vasco da Gama, which had the Southern Cross constellation the Portuguese explorer used to navigate his passage to India.

This isn’t surprising. Horology and astronomy have always been linked, tied up as they are in man’s history of travel and his need to mark the passing of time– a synergy that is evident in the creation of complications such as moon phases.

Celestial-inpsired watches really look their best when worn under star-studded night sky accessorised with midnight blacks, shimmering silvers and gossamer-fine materials. Sun worshippers need not apply, these are for night owls only.

  • De Bethune Watch
    De Bethune DB25 Jewellery Watch
    RRP: €130,000
    Available from: De Bethune
  • Jonathan Saunders dress
    Jonathan Saunders Marie Printed Dress
    RRP: £995
    Available from: Net-a-Porter
  • Chanel Watch
    Chanel Mademoiselle Prive Comete Watch
    RRP: £25,200
    Available from: Chanel
  • Marios Schwab top
    Marios Schwab Draped Long Two-Piece Top
    RRP: £1,185
    Available from: Selfridges
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre watch
    Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Celestial Watch
    RRP: £41,800
    Available from: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Maria Grachvogel jumpsuit
    Maria Grachvogel Sequin-Trim Jumpsuit
    RRP: £499
    Available from: Harrods
  • Van Cleef and Arpels watch
    Van Cleef and Arpels Planetarium Watch
    RRP: £POA
    Available from: Van Cleef and Arpels
  • Sophie Webster shoes
    Sophie Webster Evangeline Sandals
    RRP: £395
    Available from: Selfridges
  • Christian Van der Klaauw watch
    Christiaan Van der Klaauw Orion Watch
    RRP: £POA
    Available from: Christiaan Van der Klaauw
  • Bee Goddess bracelet
    Bee Goddess Ishtar Seven Stars Hand Bracelet
    RRP: £1,750
    Available from: Harrods
  • Nina Ricci Top
    Nina Ricci Stretch-Lace Top
    RRP: £530
    Available from: Net-a-Porter
  • De Beers watch
    De Beers Aria Watch with Aventurine Dial
    RRP: £38,700
    Available from: De Beers
  • Saint Laurent shoes
    Saint Laurent Paris Star Flat Shoes
    RRP: £530
    Available from: Harrods
  • Alexander McQueen skirt
    McQ Alexander McQueen Metallic Leather skirt
    RRP: £445
    Available from: Net-a-Porter
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