On Baselworld 2014 the Dutch brand Christiaan van der Klaauw presented a one of a kind piece. We had a look at the The Christiaan van der Klaauw Real Moon Joure, Rush hour at the moon. Inspired on the competition between different countries to visit the moon.
The beautifully crafted dial was made by Kees Engelbarts, the famous master-engraver.This classical beauty represents a special interpretation of Christiaan van der Klaauw’s rotating 3-dimensional real moon, indicating the true moonphase. The moon rotates around the earth every 29,530588853 days. The hand-made 3D miniture moon indicates the moon phase so accurately that it deviates only one day in 11.000 years. It is the most accurate moon phase in the world ever incorporated in a mechanical watch. The watch also shows the time.
At a price of approximately 56.000 euro you will get an exclusive and special one of a kind watch.
For those who don’t know Christiaan van der Klaauw; In 2014 they are celebrating there 40-year anniversary. Until today, Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches is the only atelier in the world that is completely devoted to the design and the production of exclusive, hand-made astronomical watches. An understatement of there reputation is the development of an astronomical watch for Van Cleef & Arpels. This complex masterpiece was developed in three years. It has a self-winding mechanical movement containing 396 seperate parts. The Planetarium with the name Midnight Planetarium poetic Complication™ fits perfectly in the worldwide trend and increasing demand for astronomical watches as witnessed by watch brands.
Source Watchinsight and Christiaan van der Klaauw.
Photo’s Watchinsight an Christiaan van der Klaauw.