Accompanied by a Christiann van der Klaauw Certificate of Guarantee dated March 2001, black presentation box, setting pin and outer packaging.
The Dutch watch manufacturer Christiaan van der Klaauw has a passion for complicated timepieces and astronomy. His line of astronomical watches continues the tradition of the ancient Greeks, studying the sky and understanding our relationship in the universe. Until the mid 16th Century, mankind viewed Earth as the center of the universe (geocentric), however Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler and later Christiaan Huygens revolutionized astronomical theory, placing the sun at the center of universe (heliocentric) with the planets in orbit around the sun. Van der Klaauw's planterium is inspired by the work of Eise Eisinga (1744-1828).