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The Planetarium Tri-axial showcases a hand-painted terrestrial globe, whose map illustrates the world as it was in 1791, our foundation year. Its moon phase complication possesses a micro-painted disc as well, inspired by the illustration of the terrestrial globe.
Hours of work
The celestial and terrestrial globes of the Cosmos Infinity Edition require 14 hours of micro-painting work in total. Working on their round surfaces poses an additional challenge, mainly in terms of the alignment and refinement of the painted imagery which is drawn freehand, without visual cues through a binocular magnifier. Once the painstaking work is complete, however, the resulting constellations of the zodiac and continents in pink gold paint stand out beautifully against the glossy black onyx globes.
The thinest paintbrush used to complete a drawing with the micro-painting technique is made of one single hair. Composed of natural hairs, the paintbrushes are usually slightly thicker (5 to 10 hairs) in order to absorb enough paint to execute sharp lines.