Cosmically Gorgeous Watch Honours Yuri Gagarin For All Time
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic journey into space, Bernhard Lederer has designed the Gagarin Tourbillon watch. How does a lux timepiece pay tribute? The design itself is inspired by Gagarin’s Vostok space capsule, while a orbital flying tourbillon rotates counterclockwise around the face in 108 minutes – precisely the amount of time it took Gagarin to orbit the earth.
The limited-edition (only 50 are available) watch also sports a platinum case, a bridge inspired by the statue that presides over Gagarin’s landing site, micro-engraved text of highlights of the cosmonaut’s journey, and 264 components and 35 jewels. How expensive is it? To be honest, you’ve got as much of a chance buying Vostok instead. [BornRich]