This year at BaselWorld, Christiaan van der Klaauw introduced the first piece of the Real Moon Joure Zodiac Sign, the Scorpio. This amazing piece is the made in a collaboration with master engraver Kees Engelbarts. He is also the creator of the first Zodiac Sign model the Aquarius Planetarium and of course the Rush Hour at The Moon model.
Kees Engelbarts is well known for his amazing engravings. For this model he used the so called “Mokume – Gane” technique.
This Japanese metalworking procedure describes the way the metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain. First made in the early 17th century is was mainly used for the decoration of the traditional samurai swords. Traditional metals often used were for example gold, copper, silver. These were made to sheets and stacked together, due to heating they were combined. This is a very difficult proces for the person in charge has to take notice of each metals melting point in order to join them together into one mass.
In the slide you can see the process of making the dial with the scorpio.
As for the watch itself its a Real Moon Joure model with the unique 3D real moon indicating the true moon phase. The moon is located at 6 0’clock and is hand made. This ministure moon is so accurate it devaites only one day in 11.000 years. This makes it the most accurate moon phase in the world ever incorporated in a mechinical watch.
This Scorpio is the first piece with the Zodiac theme on a Real Moon Joure model. Their will be more model introduced in the near future.
There is also another watch of Christiaan van der Klaauw with the Zodiac theme this in on an other model, The Masterpiece Planetarium. This model has a more detailed dial and of course more complications. New models are also work in progress.
power-reserve: 96 hour max.,
complication: CVDK Real Moon Joure module.
|Functions||Hours, minutes, complication;
3D moon phase; the watch is equipped with the
most accurate 3D moon phase in the world.
|Case||Rose gold, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal,
sapphire crystal case-back.
|Dial||Handcrafted dial made by master-engraver
|Strap||Black alligator leather.|
|Buckle||Logo engraved rose gold buckle.|