Jules Verne made his journey "from the Earth to
the Moon". Andreas Strehler took the opposite direction, beginning his
odyssey with the Moon, and a series of exceptional precision moon phases, and
ending it on Earth with the Sauterelle à Heure Mondiale complete with the
three-dimensional representation of the Earth's northern hemisphere, as seen
from the North Pole, makes a complete counter-clockwise rotation in 24 hours.
to the names of 24 cities, representing the 24 time zones, on a circular ring.
Strehler's stroke of genius is that the three indications of local time on the
dial, home time on the reverse side, and the corresponding time zone on the
globe are all synchronised; one glance suffices to situate oneself in time. The
much-admired "lune exacte" precision moon phase is also visible on
the back. Requiring adjustment by a single day after two million years, it adds
the final flourish to Strehler's high-flying mechanics.