If there was ever a perfect blend of design, science, and technology to be found in a single device, Richard Mille’s Planetarium-Tellurium would be it. Ten years in the making, the Planetarium-Tellurium is, at its core, a small model that illustrates the movement of the planets (and other astronomic occurrences) in our solar system with a ridiculous degree of accuracy. However, Richard Mille’s model goes a step further with the addition of a perpetual calendar with a d�tente chronometer escapement — “making it the most accurate clockwork planetariumtellurium of its kind.”
What’s more is that the device was designed for ease of use – so even someone completely ignorant of the math and science involved in its development (someone like myself) could operate it.
For those of you hoping that Mille’s Planetarium-Tellurium might actually be available for purchase, you may be in luck. The end of the article in the link below discusses “after-sales service” and a “3 year guarantee” on the device. So we may see these up for sale sometime in the near future. Just don’t expect to be able to afford one.
More pictures are available after the jump.
— Sean Fallon