On Baselworld 2014 we had a close look at the The Christiaan van der Klaauw Real Moon Joure 40Y. Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches celebrates 40 years of astronomical complications with this watch.
This classical beauty represents a special interpretation of CvdK’s rotating 3-dimensionalreal moon indicating the true moon phase. The moon rotates around the earth every 29,530588853 days. There 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.
The Christiaan van der Klaauw Real Moon Joure 40Y was presented for the first time at BaselWorld 2014 in Switserland. This masterpiece will be limited to 40 watches.
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 and Christiaan van der Klaauw.