Russian inventor and independent watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin presents Joker, a novelty timepiece featuring a unique moon-phase display that can bring instant smile to its owner’s face anytime.
Watch with a classical dial is truly impressive just for few times a day. Every watch with hands in dial modestly laughs at 10:10 and 13:50, and expresses moderate sadness at 15:40 and 20:20. New ‘Joker’ watch, presented by Konstantin Chaykin at BaselWorld-2017 jewellery and watch fair, is fitted with disk hours and minutes indicators as well as moonphase display.
New ‘Joker’ obviously has non-poker face because it is highly emotional and unpredictable – every minute. We counted that human eye will easily recognize more than twenty thousands of various grimaces, from hopelessly moody at full-moon 15:42 to flamy tongue-in-cheek at first quarter of the moon 15:48.
Especially for ‘Joker’ watch Konstantin Chaykin had developed module with double-disk time indication (hours and minutes as Joker eyes) and moon-phase display (Joker’s recognizable smile). Module has 8 jewels for friction reduction, it is mounted on tried and tested ‘workhorse’ automatic winding Caliber ETA 2824-2. Additional fixed crown set in 9-o’clock position is fitted with recessed corrector provided for correcting the moon-phase display.
The new ‘Joker’ watch is available in a stainless steel, the edition is limited to 99 pieces.
Limited edition 99 pieces
Caliber K07-0, automatic winding
Base movement Swiss made ETA 2824-2
Module by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Movement dimensions: diameter 31.5 millimetres; height 7.6 millimetres (incl. module)
Escapement: lever escapement
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 38 hours when fully wound
Jewels: 33 (25 jewels for base movement, 8 jewels for module)
Module part: 61
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display
Diameter: 42 millimetres; height 13.7 millimetres
Glass: sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 millimetres
Case parts: 36
Finish: Silver and ruthenium plating, two types of guilloche
Dial parts: 9
Violet alligator leather, calfskin lining, green stitching
Buckle: prong buckle in stainless steel