Our place in the universe is a fact that attracted lot of human beings to think about it, study it and philosophize in equal measure. There have been myths created about the planets, stars and satellites that keep the sky above us interesting. Right now, we have ample knowledge about many of the celestial elements and are able to deconstruct or throw away many of these myths. Once a person gains knowledge about the enormity of the universe, he or she will gain an understanding about the miniscule nature of human beings in the larger scheme of things. Horology has a lot of importance to the planets and stars up in the sky. Initially, human beings measured time based on the movement of stars and planets. Now, we have better tools and technology to gauge time in a much more effective manner.
There are some watches that incorporated planets and stars in to their design and theme. Ulysse Nardin was one of the watchmakers who loved to create celestial watches. The Planetarium series of watches launched in the 90s are a good example of this watchmaker and his innovations. This collection of watches did accomplish reasonable sales numbers. Moonstruck is one of the best creations from the watchmaker.
The attractive features of this watch are the main reason for its popularity. A unique feature of the watch is its simple design that makes it easy for anyone of you to read time easily. This is unlike the other well-known astrological watches that feature too many hands as well as indicators, and thus end up losing legibility. This does not mean that this watch is a simpleton. It does have its features assembled and incorporated in a legible manner. Ulysse Nardin Moonstruck has an earth in its center and shows time from an earth centric perspective.
The earth disc at the center of the dial provides an idea about the relationship of the watch to other objects around it. Here, you will get to see the location of earth, moon and sun, and the various phases of moon. You can learn about the occurrences of neap and spring tides as well. The sun disc has the additional function of a 24 hour GMT clock. The Moonstruck succeeds in providing all these information in a visually stimulating manner.
Ludwig Oechslin is the brains behind Ulysse Nardin’s interesting watches. The story is the same in the case of Ulysse Nardin Moonstruck too. The famous creator of the Planetarium trilogy is at his best in this watch creation as well.
Caliber UN106 is the powerhouse behind this watch. As is known of its creator, the watch needs adjustment only after 120 years. In order to ensure that the watch would be running successfully for all those years, the watch comes with a watch winder case. When you get to see the moon in its various phases in relation to sunlight falling on it, you are definitely going to enjoy the child like joy that it evokes in you.