Gazing at the stars with Christiaan van der Klaauw

The astronomical watches made by Christiaan van der Klaauw are nothing short of breathtaking. Wearing a mechanical universe on the wrist is really something special. Dutch jewellers Van Hell Juweliers brought watches and stars together at the Bussloo observatory. When people looked up, they saw the stars; when people looked down, they saw stars in watches.

For over 35 years the volunteers of the Bussloo observatory have been sharing their passion for the stars with a large audience. Passion for the heavens is something these people have in common with Dutch watch manufacturer Christiaan van der Klaauw. The workshop is situated just outside the Frisian town of Heerenveen and has became or its astronomical creations that show the planets and stars and of course the Moon.

3D Moon

Anton, Ab and Aart van Hell of Van Hell Juweliers are proud to have Christiaan van der Klaauw in the collection and to organize the star gazing event in Bussloo. A cloudless sky with a clear view at the stars, inspiring lectures about our universe and the astronomical complications plus the warmth of the Van Hell Juweliers team made it a perfect event. After a look at the real moon through a large telescope the miniature three dimensional moon in the Real Moon Joure looked even more impressive.

Tags : Christiaan van der KlaauwVan Hell Juwelier
Lex Stolk

The author Lex Stolk

Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.