Retro Moon by Christiaan van der Klaauw

Independent watch maker Christiaan van der Klaauw makes use of the theme of Moon phases to create the astronomical timepiece: the Retro Moon. In the design of the Retro Moon, Christiaan van der Klaauw makes use of a retrograde function for the first time. The hand that indicates the phases of the Moon is equipped with this unique complication. After one lunar cycle, the hand jumps back to the start position.

The Retro Moon has a clear and recognisable design. The rays in the dial, which feature in most new designs of Christiaan van der Klaauw, are prominent. The stylish and austere design of the watch will especially appeal to those who like a combination of classical and modern features.

The Retro Moon module is entirely manufactured in house. Its retrograde hand shows the phases of the moon and is powered by the base movement. By means of sixteen different positions the snail cam makes a full rotation with every completed lunar cycle. The indication of the different Moon phases results from the lever connected thereto.


Technical details

CVDK retro moon CK RT3344

  • Movement: CVDK 1086 modified self-winding movement with in-house Retro Moon module.
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds; retrograde moonphase indicator.
  • Case: High quality steel, ø 40 mm; anti-reflection sapphire crystal; transparent case-back.
  • Dial: Black with white rhodinated indexes.
  • Hands: White coloured steel.
  • Strap: Black alligator leather.
  • Buckle: Logo engraved steel folding buckle.

CVDK retro moon CK RT1144

  • Movement: CVDK 1086 modified self-winding movement with in-house Retro Moon module.
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds; retrograde moonphase indicator.
  • Case: Rose gold, ø 40 mm; anti-reflection sapphire crystal; transparent case-back.
  • Dial: Black with rose gold plated indexes.
  • Hands: Rose gold plated steel.
  • Strap: Black alligator leather.
  • Buckle: Logo engraved rose gold buckle.

CVDK retro moon CK RT1844 *

  • Movement: CVDK 1086 modified self-winding movement with in-house Retro Moon module.
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds; retrograde moonphase indicator.
  • Case: Rose gold, diamond set in rose gold bezel, ø 40 mm; anti-reflection sapphire crystal; transparent case-back.
  • Dial: Black with rose gold plated indexes.
  • Hands: Rose gold plated steel.
  • Strap: Black alligator leather.
  • Buckle: Logo engraved rose gold buckle

CVDK RETRO MOON ROTOR: The rotor is based on the theme of the Retro Moon, and shows a beautifully detailed Moon. The rotor is made of 18-carat gold and hand-engraved by Jochen Benzinger.

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