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Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches unveils its inaugural in-house developed Manufacture Movement

MARCH 27 2024    |    Brand News

The development of their manufacture movement started in 2017 and is now revealed in 2024, celebrating their 50 years of Astronomical Complications anniversary.


This exquisite masterpiece boasts a power reserve of 60 hours and uni-directional automatic winding, embodying the pinnacle of precision and reliability. At the heart of this stunning timepiece lies a variable-inertia balance wheel, meticulously designed by them to enhance accuracy and dependability. The new movement features a free-sprung hair spring, with Star-shaped bridges meticulously circular finished by hand. The rest of the movement is adorned in frosted star with rhodium plating, complemented by perlage with rhodium plating on the main plate. The striking rotor, crafted in the shape of the CVDK logo, is skeletonized and plated in rose gold a testament to both form and function.

This exceptional movement will find its home in models within the Collection of Astronomical Masterpieces, elevating each timepiece to new heights of Haute Horlogerie.


  • • Uni-directional automatic winding
  • • Power reserve 60 hours
  • • Free sprung hair spring
  • • Variable-inertia balance wheel
  • • 30 Jewels
  • • Frequency 21.600 vibrations/hour (3Hz)
  • • Jeweled swiss lever escapement
  • • Star shaped bridges with hand circular finishing
  • • Frosted star decoration with rhodium plating
  • • Perlage decoration and rhodium plating on main plate
  • • Skeletonized rose gold-plated brass rotor formed in the shape of the CVDK logo
  • • Rhodium plated tungsten weight on outside diameter of rotor
  • • Displays hour and minutes and will be the base of the CVDK astronomical complication modules

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