The Atelier

Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches

In the modern atelier of Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches in Heerenveen - The Netherlands, every watch is made with great care and passion. The mechanical masterpieces, from the ‘Ceres’ to the ‘Planetarium’, are designed and manufactured in this atelier. With unprecedented precision, the masters of Christiaan van der Klaauw make every watch - one by one - by hand.

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. Our watchmakers turn complex astronomical complications into astonishing works of art.

All these beautiful timepieces are made with great attention for detail and only the finest and best materials are used for our collection. We produce in such small quantities per year that each watch can be seen as a limited edition. All watches are therefore numbered.

In 2014 we celebrate our 40-year anniversary. Until today, Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches is the only atelier in the world that is completely devoted to the design and the production of exclusive, hand-made astronomical watches.