Orion Astronomical Complication by Christiaan van der Klaauw

Orion is a clearly visible constellation that can be used to locate other outstanding constellations and stars. The constellation of Orion consists of several stars, the best-known being the orange giant star Betelgeuse, and Rigel.

Christiaan van der Klaauw has chosen the name Orion for a very remarkable watch. This distinct design of Christiaan van der Klaauw has a so-called Planisphere as astronomical complication. A planisphere (also called ‘celestial plane’) is a celestial chart by means of which one can recognize stars and constellations.

The dial shows a celestial map with zodiac signs that makes a full rotation every sidereal day. A sidereal day is 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. Above the dial, a window held in place by the hour indication, through which the stars visible at a certain moment can be seen. The celestial chart contains stars and constellations that can be seen from the northern hemisphere.
Technical details
Model: CVDK orion CKOR 3366

  • Movement: CVDK 1072 modified self-winding movement with in-house Orion module.
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds; rotating starry sky with zodiac sign indicator.
  • Case: High quality steel, ø 40 mm; anti-reflection sapphire crystal; transparent case-back.
  • Dial: Blue starry sky with white rhodinated indexes.
  • Hands: Rose gold plated steel.
  • Strap: Blue alligator leather.
  • Buckle: Logo engraved steel folding buckle.

Model: CVDK orion CKOR 1166

  • Movement: CVDK 1072 modified self-winding movement with in-house Orion module.
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds; rotating starry sky with zodiac sign indicator.
  • Case: Rose gold, ø 40 mm; anti-reflection sapphire crystal; transparent case-back.
  • Dial: Blue starry sky with rose gold plated indexes.
  • Hands: White coloured steel.
  • Strap: Blue alligator leather.
  • Buckle: Logo engraved rose gold buckle.

*CVDK orion ROTOR is based on the ‘Sun with Claws’, the logo of Christiaan van der Klaauw. The rotor is engraved by Atelier Christiaan van der Klaauw.

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