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]