Published on Friday, 18 March 2016 18:06
Written by Cheryl Teo Kai Lin
Time presses on as the planets in our solar system revolve around the sun. But for each and every single one of us, there is a time in our lives, a particular moment that holds more dear to us than other occasions, that we would like to immortalize forever. Instead of keeping that precious moment locked away in your heart, create a memento that will make you smile and allows you to relive the day every time you look at it.
Enter the MMT Ephemeris. Not only is it a sexy horological piece of work, it is customized specifically for you with the special date of your preference. If you are thinking “what is so special about engraving a date on a watch?” Just wait and continue reading on.
The Ephemeris will not be engraved with a row of boring numbers and decimal points commemorating your special day. It will be engraved with a map of the solar system showing the positioning of the planets on the date of your choosing.
It is a simple yet ingenious idea. A series of concentric circles punctuated by dots of various sizes are engraved on the brushed metal dial with the dots representing Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune respectively starting from the inside. The dots' positions will be specially configured according to what the solar system looked like on the date that you would like to commemorate.
The concept of freezing the entire solar system on your cherished date and wearing it on your wrist as an everyday essential item is a rather poetic notion. If you have a favorite date (whether past or future) and would like to see what the solar system looks like on that day before you purchase the watch, you could visualize it here
MMT is no stranger to publicity as its watches have been featured in various influential magazines such as August Woman, Playboy, Icon, Uncrate, Worn & Wound, The Man Guide, and Twisted Time. But the Ephemeris is not available on MMT's website along with its other hot favorites, this unique timepiece is a one-time production only available during the Kickstarter campaign
. Once the campaign ends in a month's time, there is no way of ever getting your hands on one of these tailor-made planetary timepieces ever again.
Pledges on its Kickstarter campaign range from €115 (S$176) to €299 (S$457) with free registered international shipping. The unisex timepieces are available in Mercury Silver with black leather strap and Venus Gold with brown leather strap.
This makes the perfect gift for practically everyone like fans of astronomy and astrology to loved ones with special dates they hold close to their heart. Anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and graduations are just some examples of the dates you can choose to get configured. With a simplistic,clean, and sleek design, this watch will suit any occasion and various dress styles.
- Diameter: 39mm
- 316L stainless steel case
- Custom-engraved dial plate
- Ultra slim case
- 20mm vegetable tanned leather strap
- Japanese movement
If you pledge for your Ephemeris now, a survey will be sent out after the end of the Kickstarter campaign asking for the date in which you would like your watch's solar system map to be configured and your mailing details. If the project goes smoothly without hiccups, you will receive your beautiful celestial timepiece by August this year.