A year ago, the first model of the “Halloween” series in the Konstantin Chaykin’s Wristmons collection was presented. It was “Pumpkin Head” watch – unique piece with a bronze case and an orange dial.
This year Konstantin Chaykin decided to develop a new “mechanical monster” inspired by the famous, terrible and legendary Count Dracula.
Dracula, the son of a knight of the Order of the Dragon, was made famous by the Irish writer Bram Stoker, who made him the main character of the novel “Dracula”, first published in 1897.
“Dracula” is not simply new design of Joker watch. Working hard to be ready for this year Halloween Konstantin Chaykin decided to develop new Caliber К.18-7 Dracula, equipped with more complicated version of the original indication module of Caliber K07-0, used in all models of Joker family. New movement is based on tested and proved Caliber Eta 2824-2.
Dracula’s fangs are in fact day/night indicator, modified by Konstantin Chaykin specially for this watch. Vampire’s fangs start growing at night – at 22:00 – to acquire an awesome length by midnight. They will start to disappear at the first signs of the approaching sunrise, at six in the morning.
Indication module of Dracula watch is more complex compare to previous Joker version, it uses 16 additional parts. The dial of new Dracula watch is twice as complex as of Joker.
All “mechanical monsters” models of Wristmons line are produced by Konstantin Chaykin according to strict Haute Horlogerie rules and traditions.
The Konstantin Chaykin Dracula Special Limited Edition Halloween-2018 is limited to 13 pieces, each in a PVD-blackened stainless steel case. It is fitted with a high quality alligator strap in special execution or by order the watch may be proposed on exclusive “Dracula strap” with an elegant white bow tie.
Model: Konstantin Chaykin Dracula Special Limited Edition Halloween-2018
Caliber К.18-7 Dracula, automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss made ETA 2824-2
Module by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Movement dimensions: diameter 31.5 millimeters; height 7.6 millimeters (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 parts: 77
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display, Dracula time indicator (day/night indicator, modified by Konstantin Chaykin)
Stainless steel, black PVD-coating
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Height: 14.2 millimeters
Glass: Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 millimeters
Case parts: 41
Finish: Silver and ruthenium plating, two types of guilloche
Dial parts: 19
Black alligator leather, calfskin lining, red stitching, or by order the watch may be proposed on exclusive “Dracula strap” with white bow tie (invention of Konstantin Chaykin)
Prong buckle in stainless steel with black PVD-coating
Limited edition of 13 pieces