If you’ve got a few spare supercars to sell, you might want to pick up the Arnold & Son Luna Magna. This watch features a three-dimensional moon that shows you the current phase in a case that is paved with blue sapphires and diamonds. They’ve only made eight of these things, so you’d better get down to your AD ASAP if you want to pick one up.

I’ve never liked iced out watches but this CHF 169,000 beauty (that’s $184,359 for you, peon) is really, really nice. The package is reminiscent of F.P. Journe or Jaquet Droz and the fact that they made a beautiful little 3D moon inside a 44mm case is amazing.

From the release:

Only the most precious materials are used in the Luna Magna Ultimate I limited series. The case, measuring 44mm in diameter, is made of white gold and set with 7.62 carats of the highest quality diamonds. These include 20 baguette-cut diamonds on the case’s lugs, cut one by one to fit the unique shape of each mount.

A fine ring resembling the ring around Saturn constitutes the bezel, orbiting the Luna Magna Ultimate I case. It contains 112 baguette-cut diamonds totalling 5.90 carats. Light can enter freely, just as it would an open prism, thanks to the dual-row invisible setting which allows for radiance beyond compare.

Beneath the timepiece, the three-dimensional moon is the standout feature of the Luna Magna watches. Gem-setting of the utmost intricacy coats the entire white gold sphere. It is divided into 161 brilliant-cut diamonds for daytime and as many blue sapphires for night-time. The line between the two colours is a ripple of blue and white along the outline of the stones.

I mean come on. Anyway, it’s a beautiful watch made by a really nice shop and it’s bloody expensive. I guess all we can do is drool.

ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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