Vicenterra AstroLUNA

Jura based Swiss luxury watch brand Vicenterra presents AstroLUNA, an astronomical three-dimensional GMT timepiece incorporating the earth and moon globes.

Vicenterra AstroLUNA

This spectacular mechanical wristwatch features an off centred blue aventurine dial for displaying time and the date. The dial side of the watch also boasts two globes for representing the earth and the Moon. Both globes revolve according to their own galactic rhythms. The globe representing the Earth makes one revolution in 24 hours where as the Moon globe completes one revolution in 29.53125 days.

Vicenterra AstroLUNA

These high-precision astronomical functions are empowered by an exclusive module specially developed by and for Vicenterra. As additional functions they complete the basic ones (hours, minutes, seconds and date) of the Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier Seed 3000, one of the most noble and exquisitely decorated automatic calibers in Swiss Made. The meticulously decorated and finished automatic mechanical calibre is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.

Vicenterra AstroLUNA

A distinctive feature of this wristwatch is a world globe, meticulously hand-painted by a miniaturist, with its deep blue alternation for the oceans and clearer surfaces for the continents. Thanks to the small solid gold sun representing its zenith, as well as the 6AM & 6PM sapphire markers, you can locate at a glance the places on earth where it is night, where it is noon, and when it is 6AM or 6PM.

Vicenterra AstroLUNA Aventurine watch

As for the moon, covered with mini craters painted by the same miniaturist talent, it has also been the object of subtle care: at night, its illuminated face reflects a bluish luminescence made possible by the addition of a SuperLuminova undercoat.  The moon phase complication of this watch need to be corrected by one day every 126 years.

Vicenterra AstroLUNA

Like two satellites in gravitational attraction around the caliber lower section, the Earth and Moon are orbiting on the background of an aventurine blue glass that matches the starry sparkles of a dial floating over the complexity of the movement’s mechanism, of which some details can be discretely discerned.

AstroLUNA by Vicenterra is a limited edition of two times 99 numbered pieces (two case versions, one a little more classical).

Technical details

Model: AstroLUNA by Vicenterra

Functions

Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date
The face of the globe is lit by the sun at the owner’s local time
View of the zenith of the sun above the mini terrestrial globe
Indication of 6AM and 6PM zones by the sapphire markers
The earth globe makes one revolution in 24 hours
Astronomical three-dimensional moon phase, one revolution in 29.53125 days

Movement

Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier Seed 3000 automatic movement
Fitting of 10 1⁄2” (23.30 mm)
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Power reserve: 50h
Number of components: 189 / 28 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h) / Variable inertia with gold inertia blocks balance
Mobile Stud-holder / Flat balance-spring balance
Oscillating weight winding in one single direction in clockwise sense of the weight viewing from the dial side
Chronometry Double-barrel rapid rotation in series, variable inertia balance

Specific features and finishings
Circular-grained plate on dial side and bridge side
Date bridge and motion-work bridge rhodium-plated and circular-grained, dial side
Bridges with Côte de Genève decor, rhodium-plated, bicolour engraving
Bevels, counterbores and apertures diamond-polished
Ceramic ball bearing
Pivots and flanges rolled
Wheels circular-grained on 2 faces
Flat-head screws, locked
Ponts anglés à la main au touret
Bridges hand-bevelled with piercer Module + Movement 298 components / 38 jewels
Tungsten oscillating weight customized and manufactured by Vicenterra

Extra module

Exclusively developed by Vicenterra
Fitting of Ø 27.91 mm, thickness 2.85 mm
Number of components 109 / 10 jewels

Specific features and finishes
Extra module plate « bell » in nickel silver rhodium plated
Finishings, alternating rough machining and sunburst colimaçonné decoration
Earth and Moon bridge in brass, rhodium, satin decor 6-12H
Bevels, counterbores and apertures diamond-polished
Pivots and flanges rolled
Wheels in LIGA
Flat-head screws, locked

Dial

Dark Blue Aventurine Glass
Solid white gold PD210 18K applied hour markers (diamond)
Applied V&T in Nickel phosphore and minute track printed

Earth globe
Ø7.50mm, titanium, hand painted oceans and seas
Petit soleil en or jaune massif 3N

Moon globe
Ø6.80mm, titanium, half-sphere covered with a Superluminova BGW9 primer, bluish luminescence, hand painted lunar surface

Hands
Hour & Minute hands, curved, polished and rhodium plated, with white BGW9 SuperLuminova, bluish luminescence
Seconds hand, polished & rhodium-plated

Setting components

Crown at 2 o’clock, setting H-M-S and date
Earth globe setting by pushing the button at 4 o’clock, 24 independent positions GMT to position the hour and minute hands at noon, then to line up one’s geographic area in the “V” axis
Moon phases setting by pushing the button at 8 o’clock
Automatic or manual rewinding by turning the crown at 2 o’clock

Case

Grade 5 Titanium watch case, manufactured in the raw material, 49 components
Case centre, outside polished, Inside circular satin
Bezel, polished
Crown located at 2 o’clock with VT logo
Sapphire crystal “box” type on the top with anti-reflective coating interior/exterior
Openwork back, bottom polished, dark Blue Aventurine Glass decor
Sapphire crystals inside with anti-reflective coating
Crescent 9h, 3h & 6h in brass, rhodium-plated, bevels diamond-polished
Top, hammered pattern with shiny sandblasted effect
Dimensions: 43.50x 13.50 x lug to Lug 51.64 mm (Classic Ø 41.50x 13.50 x lug to Lug 50.00 mm)
Water resistance to 5 ATM

Strap

Blue calf leather strap with folding clasp with push-pieces
Option for alligator strap
Lug width: 22mm, buckle 20mm
Grade 5 titanium Solid buckle, with engraved Vicenterra logo, polished simple folding, stainless steel blades

Edition

Two numbered series of 99 copies, subscriptions available