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Christiaan van der Klaauw makes the world’s smallest...
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Christiaan van der Klaauw makes the world’s smallest mechanical planetarium

Tuesday, 10 November 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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The world’s oldest working planetarium meets the world’s smallest mechanical planetarium: Christiaan van der Klaauw and the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium present the CVDK Planetarium Eise Eisinga Limited Edition watch.

Art and science captured in an enchanting way in a hand-painted masterpiece. In a very limited edition of only 6 steel and 6 rose gold models, with each of the 6 watches will bear its own unique planet name. This beautiful Haute Horlogerie masterpiece contains the smallest mechanical Planetarium in the world showing real time the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn around the sun. The in-house designed module also shows the minutes, hours, date and month. The result is a magnificent spectacle that continues to fascinate in all its complex mechanical beauty.

Planetarium Eise Eisinga Limited Edition rose gold © Christiaan van der Klaauw
Planetarium Eise Eisinga Limited Edition rose gold © Christiaan van der Klaauw

This is astronomical watchmaking at the highest level, intricately designed and executed. This Planetarium is one of the most complicated watches in the collections of Christiaan van der Klaauw, a fitting tribute to the grand masters of planetarium design such as Nicolaas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Christiaan Huygens and Eise Eisinga. This smallest mechanical Planetarium in the world is located at the 6 o’clock position. The Sun 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.

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