This is impartial watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches’ first in-house motion, and just like the watches, it’s not your typical Swiss caliber.

Growth began in 2017, in line with the manufacture, that means it took 7 years to create, which even for a watch motion being constructed from scratch, is an extended lead time.

The result’s the caliber CKM-01 which beats at 3Hz, has a uni-directional computerized winding rotor, 30 jewels, and 60 hours of energy reserve when absolutely wound. All fairly commonplace specs, till you get to the ending of the parts.

Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches caliber CVDK

On the coronary heart of this beautiful timepiece lies a variable-inertia steadiness wheel, meticulously designed to boost accuracy and dependability. The brand new motion includes a free-sprung steadiness spring, with Star-shaped bridges meticulously round completed by hand. The remainder of the motion is adorned in a frosted star sample with rhodium plating, complemented by perlage with rhodium plating on the mainplate. The rotor, crafted within the form of the CVDK emblem, is skeletonized and plated in rose gold a testomony to each kind and performance.

This motion will act as a base for all of the timepieces throughout the assortment.


Caliber: CVDK

Launch Date: 2024

Nation: Swiss made

Kind: Automated (uni-directional)

Dimensions: 30 mm

Complete Elements:

Jewels: 30

Oscillating Frequency: 3Hz (21,600 VPH)

Energy Reserve: 60 hours

Features: hours, minutes

Stability Wheel: variable inertia

Stability Spring: free-sprung

Rotor: skeletonized, bi-directional winding

Ending: Star-shaped bridges with round hand ending, Frosted star ornament with rhodium plating, Perlage ornament and rhodium plating on mainplate, Skeletonized rose gold-plated brass rotor shaped within the form of the CVDK emblem, Rhodium plated tungsten weight on the skin diameter of rotor

Distinctive Options: would be the base of the CVDK astronomical complication modules


Picture by Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches.