Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis

World renowned Russian watch manufacture, Konstantin Chaykin presents the Genius Temporis, and exceptional timepiece based on single hand concept. This timepiece will be unveiled on November 06, at Salon QP 2014 in London. Thanks to Konstantin Chaykin’s latest invention, this “loner” now also indicates minutes, whilst retaining the minimalist elegance of a classic single handed watch.

A single hour hand engages in a command performance framed by a luxurious face decorated in the style of 17th century pocket watches: first it indicates hours and then minutes, all at the whim of the owner. The change is effected by pressing a button located at 2:00 on the side of the case. The hour hand leaps gracefully and shows the precise minute.

The Genius Temporis Watch runs on the proprietary K01-5 caliber, which was developed especially for this model. The K01-5 caliber is highly complicated in construction, production, assembly and adjustment. It consists of over one hundred details, each of which is finished by hand in the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture.

Alexey Kutkovoy, the Russian watch expert and journalist suggested the name “Genius Temporis”, which is Latin for ‘The Spirit of Our Time’ because Alexey felt that this name best reflects the evolution of single handed watches as an echo of our perception of time.

Technical details
Movement
Caliber K01-5
Escapement: anchor
Dimensions: 36 х 7,8 mm
Jewels: 29
Power Reserve: 48 hours

Case
Diameter: 44 mm
Materials: rose gold

Functions
Hour Indication
Minute Indication on demand

Dial
Materials: brass, gilding, rhodium plated

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