I have looked for the Sun in the strangest places, dove into strangers’ hearts in search of its warmth and all-consuming light. Dates spent over watery coffee, nights together in bed, mornings alone wondering, “Why? Why not this time?”. Everyone, everything falls short of expectation. You cannot expect to find the Sun in other people, even in yourself.
I step outside, skin bared to the cloudless sky, and become whole again by finding the Sun where it has always been, and where I have always been; where it will always be, and where I will always be.
The Midnight Planétarium watch was a collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and Christiaan van der Klaauw. The watch is made of 396 separate parts and features the six closest planets orbiting the sun in real time (Uranus and Neptune were left out because you probably won’t live long enough to see either one complete a full orbit).