Christiaan van der Klaauw - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII Hong Kong Friday, November 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Christiaan van der Klaauw
    Year: Circa 2022
    Reference No: CKPT33B4
    Case No: PTSB05
    Model Name: CVDK Planetarium
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, CVDK7386, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Christiaan van der Klaauw deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Christiaan van der Klaauw warranty stamped Christiaan van der Klaauw Netherlands dated 20th April 2022, instruction manual, setting pin, purchase invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    An entire universe on your wrist, the Christiaan van der Klaaw Planetarium lets star gazer view real-time orbits of Mercury, Venus, Erath, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as they rotate around the Sun at ease.

    Representing Dutch watchmaking since 1974 under his name, Christiaan van der Klaaw was part of AHCI (Swiss Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants) and presented the first astronomical clock
    In 1992, he won the award for the most innovative movement design for his Pendule Variable in Basel, Switzerland. Continue his expertise and passion for astrology, Christiaan van der Klaaw debuted his first wristwatch, the CVDK Staellite du Monde in 1994. A that showed the time, day and date, as well as the moon phase, day and night indicator and the place on earth where it is exactly noon at the time you are looking at your watch. In 1999, he created the present masterpiece CVDK Planetarium: the smallest mechanical Planetarium in the world that pays homage to Dutch grandmaster astronomers including Christiaan Huygens, Eise Eisinga.

    Sized at 40mm diameter and cased in stainless steel, the present variation of the CVDK Planetarium features an alluring Aventurine dial creating an infinite star filled sky that surrounds its universe at 6 o’clock and the calendar indication at 12. The golden sun is positioned exactly in the middle of the planetarium and sits perpendicular with the 12 claws sun mark of Christiaan van der Klaauw at 12 o’clock. A beautiful hand-engraved rotor with the brand mark and planets powers this mechanical marvel. Equipped with twin barrels, the self-winding calibre CVDK7386 provides a generous power reserve of 96 hours. Breathtakingly beautiful the present timepiece is presented with is original warranty and accessories.

Property from the Original Owner


Ref. CKPT33B4
An unusual and attractive stainless steel heliocentric planetarium annual calendar wristwatch with month and date indication, aventurine dial, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2022
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$80,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$190,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023