PRECISION AND PASSIONIn the modern atelier of Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches in Joure, every watch is made with great care and passion. The mechanical masterpieces, from the 'Ariadne' to the 'Astrolabium', are designed and manufactured in this atelier. With unprecedented precision and passion, the clock artists of Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches make every watch - one by one - by hand.
They use the very best of materials and techniques. The case of each Christiaan van der Klaauw watch, for instance, is made of a 14-mm solid piece of metal. The three sorts of metals used are: platinum, gold and high-quality steel. Platinum is a rarer metal than gold and therefore more expensive. It is the heaviest precious metal and weighs almost three times as much as steel. Rose gold has a warm and exclusive appearance, which goes very well with the classic design of the watches. The stainless high-quality steel that is used for the watches is extremely hard and of the same quality as the steel used in the medical industry. But also all the other components of the watch, from the leather used for the strap to the oil used in the clockwork, have to meet the highest quality requirements.
The movement forms the heart of the watch. The watches of Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches are equipped with technically high-quality Swiss automatic movements. Before the movement is mounted in the watch, it is modified and adjusted to meet the high requirements of Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches.
Another recognizable feature is formed by the beautiful hand-made rotors, which can be admired through the sapphire glass at the back of each watch.
The main characteristic of the watches made by Christiaan van der Klaauw is the astronomical complication. Every watch has one or more complications that originate from astronomy. This gives the watches made by Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches a very recognizable appearance with which the passionate watch lover can distinguish himself. A watch that not only stands out because of its classic appearance, but also because of its beautiful design. A watch for people who can and dare enjoy beautiful things and appreciate technology.