Meteoris Solar System

Meteoris is a planetarium depicting the entire Solar System.

Mercury, Venus, the Earth, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are all represented gravitating around the Sun – a considerable technical feat since most planetariums have previously depicted only a limited number of planets. 

The Meteoris planetarium also serves as a showcase for four stunning unique tourbillon timepieces, each featuring a rare meteorite: Tourbillon Mars, Tourbillon Rosetta Stone, Tourbillon Asteroid and Tourbillon Moon.

Meteoris is spectacular thanks to the accelerated speed of the planetary rotations that it simulates. The Earth, for example, rotates around the Meteoris’ Sun in 37 seconds, rather than 365 days.

Mechanical artist and astronomical clock engineer Rémy Chauvin designed the Meteoris mechanism which comprises 10 coaxial tubes, each one linked to a Solar System body. These tubes are driven by a complex set of 40 gears which in turn are driven by a reducer micro-motor.

The midnight-blue lacquered dial indicates the position of each body within the zodiac sign through which it is crossing.

Each of the 12 constellations is adorned with gold dust and the 154 stars are represented by rhodium set with Top Wesselton VVS diamonds totalling 5.60 carats. 

The galactic bodies were all crafted by artist Jean-Yves Kervévan, using hand-made resins and varnishes. Mars and the Moon are coated with dust from genuine Martian and Lunar meteorites.

The Sahara 99555 meteorite – estimated as 4.6 billion years old, making it the oldest known rock in our Solar System – has yielded a powder that has been applied to the model of Mercury, a planet from which this rock may well have originated.

The Sun is dusted with particles from the mysterious Itqiy meteorite while the Earth is coated with powder from rare rocks found in the Sultanate of Oman. 

Finally, the Earth and its Moon are mounted on a subdial providing direct indication of moon phases, portrayed in mother-of-pearl and blue-tinted lacquer speckled with silver spangles.

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Key features

  • Planetarium depicts the entire Solar System
  • Planetarium also serves as showcase for 4 unique tourbillon timepieces, each featuring a rare meteorite: Tourbillon Mars, Tourbillon Rosetta Stone, Tourbillon Asteroid and Tourbillon Moon
  • Includes the Sun, Mercury, Venus, the Earth, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
  • Simulated planetary rotations performed at an accelerated speed
  • Mechanism engineered by Rémy Chauvin
  • Solar Sytem bodies crafted with hand-made resins and varnishes by Jean-Yves Kervévan
  • Mechanism comprises 10 coaxial tubes, each linked to a Solar System body
  • Tubes driven by set of 40 gears, in turn driven by a reducer micro-motor
  • Midnight-blue lacquered dial indicates position of each body within zodiac sign through which it is crossing
  • 12 dial constellations adorned with gold dust
  • 154 stars on dial represented by rhodium set with Top Wesselton VVS diamonds totalling 5.60 carats
  • Mars coated with dust from Martian meteorite
  • Moon coated with dust from lunar meteorite
  • Mercury coated with particles from Sahara 99555 meteorite
  • Sun is dusted with particles from the Itqiy meteorite
  • Earth is coated with powder from rare rocks found in the Sultanate of Oman
  • Earth and Moon are mounted on subdial in mother-of-pearl and blue-tinted lacquer indicating moon phase
  • Height: 150cm
  • Width: 91cm
  • Weight: 100kg