Christiaan van der Klaauw Dutch watch maker, master craftsman with his great passion for designing astronomical watches, has got his inspiration from the heavenly bodies. His design begins at Aquarius in the wristwatch series of Aquarius Planetarium. This is the one of famous creation dedicated to planetarium. This is the first miniature planetarium on your wrist displaying the orbits of six planets in order Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The timepiece is the ultimate presentation of precision in traditional handcraft. A CK 1196 of watch is a modified self-winding movement. The planetarium equipped watch shows time, date and annual calendar depicting Months evidently reveals Christiaan’s innovation and beauty of mechanical complexity.
The Aquarius planetarium is the first timepiece in a series of twelve pieces at the position of twelve o’ clock you would find a small mechanical planetarium having planets revolving around the sun. One of the constellations is shown in the case which made of platinum with forty mm diameter. The dial is made of solid gold is engraved beautifully, bearing the master engraver Kees Engelbarts’s signature. For each zodiac sign, only one watch is produced exclusively. On both the side a sapphire crystal is fitted. It is a collector’s item as each watch is unique. On special order the other signs of zodiac will be designed. The exclusive watch is priced at $100,000. Pay a visit to Christiaan van der Klaauw’s website to have look at his ” Planetarium ” as well as some more astronomical watches.