Planetarium 2000 Montre bracelet en or rose avec mois, date et planétarium représentant la position relative des planètes autour du soleil | Pink gold wristwatch with month, date, and planetarium aperture depicting the relative placement of the planets around the sun Vers 2000 | Circa 2000
September 29, 12:47 PM GMT
12,000 - 24,000 EUR
Christiaan van der Klaauw
Montre bracelet en or rose avec mois, date et planétarium représentant la position relative des planètes autour du soleil |
Pink gold wristwatch with month, date, and planetarium aperture depicting the relative placement of the planets around the sun
Vers 2000 |
Cadran: argenté, blanc guilloché, calendrier en hollandais
Calibre: cal. Glashutte 39 automatique, 25 rubis
Numéro de mouvement: 07400
Boîtier: or rose 18K (750°/00), fond verre saphir vissé
Numéro de boîtier: 750/000
Fermoir: bracelet Christiaan van der Klaauw en alligator et boucle ardillon en or rose 18K (750°/00)
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signé: boîtier, cadran et mouvement
Accessoires: manuel d'utilisation, crayon correcteur et écrin avec surboîte Christiaan van der Klaauw
Dial: silvered, white guilloché, Dutch calendar
Calibre: cal. Glashutte 39 automatic, 25 jewels
Movement number: 07400
Case: 18k pink gold, screw-down sapphire display back
Case number: 750/000
Closure: Christiaan van der Klaauw alligator strap and 18k pink gold pin buckle
Size: 40 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Christiaan van der Klaauw instruction manual, setting pin and presentation case with outer packaging
Poids brut 128.10 g |
Gross weight 128.10 g
Christiaan van der Klaauw is a Dutch independent watchmaker, honorable member of the AHCI, who founded his eponymous company in 1974. He is internationally recognized as the master of astronomical watches.
During the first 22 years of his company, Christiaan van der Klaauw focused on astronomical clocks before he started with his first wristwatch in the mid 1990's, the CVDK (for Christiaan van der Klaauw) Satellite du Monde. In 1999, he presented the CVDK Planetarium 2000, which was the smallest mechanical planetarium in the world.
In 2009, the brand welcomed Daniel and Maria Reintjes. Under their leadership and together with Christiaan van der Klaauw, they repositioned the brand now exclusively focusing on astronomical wristwatches. In the following years, they won many awards, including the Watch of the Year Award in 2011, the European Watch of the Year Award in 2012, 2014 and 2016 and the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) in 2021. CVDK is also officially listed as a Haute Horlogerie brand by the Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH).
Thanks to its unique savoir-faire, CVDK also collaborated with other brands, such as Van Cleef & Arpels and created the Lady Arpels Planetarium, which won the GPHG in 2016 in the ladies complication category.
The present lot, the Planetarium 2000, faithfully embodies the work on astronomical wristwatches created by Christiaan van der Klaauw.
In addition to telling the time, the timepiece also indicate the date, the month, the Zodiac signs and has the planetarium function, which is the smallest in the world.
While some of these models were powered by a modified ETA movement, the present lot uses a Glashutte as the base, increasing the desiderability of this watch. It is also cased in lovely subtle pink gold, whereas most of the production was made in yellow gold.
Rarely presented at auction, Christiaan van der Klaauw watches offer a different and unique vision of horology combining science and poetry.