Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Masterpiece Planetarium (new generation)

Launched in 1999, the Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Planetarium watch features the smallest mechanical heliocentric planetarium in the world. It displays real time the solar orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. It also shows you the minutes, hours, date and month. In 2013, Christiaan Van Der Klaauw introduced the new generation of the brand’s iconic astronomical watch.

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Masterpiece Planetarium watch

The new series of CVDK Planetarium watches are equipped with the Caliber 7386 automatic movement where as the old generation models house Cal.1196. The brand has also redesigned the dial lay-out.

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Masterpiece Planetarium watch

The Planetarium display is now positioned at the 6 o’clock instead of 12 o’ clock. The new watch features a single sub-dial (at 12 o’ clock) for displaying the date and month where as old-generation models were provided with two sub-dials. In the new Planetarium edition, the seconds hand has been omitted.

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Masterpiece Planetarium watch

The new models stand out with six applied Roman numerals for displaying the hours of upper dial side except 12H, where you will see the brand emblem. The Sun G is positioned exactly in the middle of the Planetarium. The planet closest to the Sun is Mercury. Mercury is followed by Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Masterpiece Planetarium watch

Planetarium is one of the most complicated timepieces in the Christiaan Van Der Klaauw collection. It is a fitting tribute to the grand masters of planetarium design such as Nicolaas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Christiaan Huygens and Eise Eisinga.

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Masterpiece Planetarium watch

The new CVDK Planetarium watch is available in Steel, Rose Gold, White Gold and Platinum case versions as well as in various dial styles. The case diameter is 40mm.

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Masterpiece Planetarium watch

Equipped with the CVDK Planetarium module and twin barrel, the 35 jewel self-winding movement provides a power reserve up to 96 hours. The rotor is engraved with planets, stars and the ‘Sun with 12 Claws’, the logo of Christiaan van der Klaauw.

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Masterpiece Planetarium watch

Technical details

Movement
CVDK7386, automatic winding, 35 jewels, twin barrel
Power-reserve: 96 hours maximum
Complication: CVDK Planetarium module

Functions
Hours, minutes, complication; date, month
Planetarium; the watch is equipped with the smallest mechanical Planetarium in the world, showing the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn around the Sun.

Model: CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPT3304

Case: High quality steel, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back.
Dial: Aventurine glass (goldfluss) creating a star filled sky with white rhodium plated indexes, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun and Earth.
Strap: Black leather.
Buckle: Logo engraved steel folding clasp.

Model: CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPT33B4

Case: High quality steel, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back.
Dial: Aventurine glass in black (goldfluss) creating a star filled sky with white rhodium plated indexes, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun and Earth.
Strap: Black leather.
Buckle: Logo engraved steel folding clasp.

Model: CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPT3344

Case: High quality steel, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back.
Dial: Black with white rhodium plated indexes, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun and Earth.
Strap: Black leather.
Buckle: Logo engraved steel folding clasp.

Model: CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPT1124

Case: Rose gold, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back.
Dial: Silver with blue indexes, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun and Earth.
Strap: Black leather.
Buckle: Logo engraved rose gold buckle.

Model: CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPT7724

Case: White gold, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back.
Dial: Silver with blue indexes, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun and Earth.
Strap: Black leather.
Buckle: Logo engraved white gold buckle.

Model: CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPT7824

Case: White gold, diamond set in white gold bezel, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back.
Dial: Silver with blue indexes, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun and Earth.
Strap: Black leather.
Buckle: Logo engraved white gold buckle.

Model: CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPT7705

Case: White gold, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back.
Dial: Aventurine glass (goldfluss) creating a star filled sky with white rhodium plated indexes, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun and Earth.
Strap: Brown leather.
Buckle: Logo engraved white gold buckle.

Model: CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPT7804

Case: White gold, diamond set in white gold bezel, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back.
Dial: Aventurine glass (goldfluss) creating a star filled sky with white rhodium plated indexes, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun and Earth.
Strap: Black leather.
Buckle: Logo engraved white gold buckle.

Model: CVDK PLANETARIUM CKPT2225

Case: Platinum, ø 40 mm, sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case-back.
Dial: Silver with blue indexes, rhodium plated Planetarium with coloured Sun and Earth.
Strap: Brown leather.
Buckle: Logo engraved platinum buckle.

(Updated on 17 June 2021)