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novembre 23, 2022 - Christiaan Van Der Klaauw

CVDK planetarium dunes of mars limited edition | Christiaan van Der Klaauw astronomical watches

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Mankind has always been fascinated with the mysteries of our Universe. Christiaan van der Klaauw proudly presents a beautiful tribute to our planet Mars, the fourth planet in our Solar System. The mesmerizing CVDK Planetarium Dunes of Mars in #limitededition features the smallest mechanical Planetarium in the world, made with a specially created CVDK signature Aventurine Glass dial in red - portraying Mars its red sandy grounds.

Mars, known as the Red Planet, is a mostly dry and dusty place. A variety of colors can be seen on the surface, including the predominant rusty red the planet is known for. This rusty red color is iron oxide, just like the rust that forms here on Earth when iron oxidizes - often in the presence of water. Like Earth, Mars has seasons, polar ice caps, volcanoes, canyons, and weather.

It has a very thin atmosphere made of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and argon. There are signs of ancient floods on Mars, but now water mostly exists in icy dirt and thin clouds. On some Martian hillsides, there is evidence of liquid salty water in the ground.

Mars is one of the easiest planets to spot in the night sky - it looks like a bright red point of light. It has two moons named Phobos and Deimos and one day on Mars takes a little over 24 hours. It makes a complete orbit around the Sun (a year in Martian time) in 687 Earth days, which can be seen in real time on our Planetarium dial. Despite being inhospitable to humans, robotic explorers - like NASA’s new Perseverance rover - are serving as pathfinders to eventually get humans to the surface of this mysterious and intriguing Red Planet.

This is the ultimate way to carry the universe closely to your heart. Our in-house designed module gives you the smallest mechanical heliocentric planetarium in the world. It displays real time the solar orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. It also shows you the minutes, hours, date and month. The result is a magnificent spectacle that continues to fascinate in all its complex mechanical beauty.

This is astronomical watchmaking at the highest level, intricately designed and executed. Our Planetarium is one of the most complicated watches in our collection, 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 0 . The planet closest to the Sun is Mercury. Mercury is followed by Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The planets orbit around the sun as follows.