Endowed with a new design and a new complication, Joker 5 marks the fifth anniversary of the sensational Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch.
For the new Joker model, Konstantin Chaykin created a skeleton dial similar to the unique Martian Tourbillon Wristmon created for the Only Watch 2021 auction.
This structure makes the main functional components of the Joker’s indication module visible from the dial side. Incidentally, the master has redesigned this module: the smiling moonphase indicator has been replaced by a new day-of-the week sector indicator: another wide, mischievous grin from ear to ear.
Konstantin Chaykin has been using day-of-the-week indicators in his Wristmons several times. The Joker Selfie, the Minotaur, and the Smilodon possess such a function.
In the Martian Tourbillon watch, the “smile”, which combined the Martian calendar and the day-of-the-week indicator, received the calendar function for the first time. Chaykin chose this version of the dial design for the new Joker 5 model. Thus, the smile of the new Wristmon became a retrograde day-of-the-week indicator.
The indication of hours and minutes is common for all the timepieces from the Wristmons collection. Thus, it is implemented in the eyes of the new Joker 5 watch. The indicator is a hand with a wide round “pupil” on the end which moves along the rhodium-plated scales. The skeletonized dial offers you the glimpses of the movement’s functional elements and the way it works.
For the new model, Konstantin Chaykin has developed a new type of finishing for the indication module plate. It features two different textures: a fine granular texture with micro-relief, and a dark grey anthracite coating. Their combination has given the surface of the plate its very special look. After the final treatment, it resembles the traditional frosted finish technique.
The movement includes four wheels with figuratively shaped spokes, which each form the symbols of one of the suits – hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs. Two rack levers shaped as a stylised letter “J”.
A bright red smile frames the day-of-the-week indicator. The thin red frame of the day-of-the-week indication hand destroys the symmetry of the Joker’s smile, turning it into a mischievous grin – the new emotion of Chaykin’s Wristmon.
The sapphire crystal caseback provides the owner with a detailed view of the automatic winding rotor’s finishing. The design of the rotor has been developed specially for this model. Half of the movement remains open and you can see the official Joker emblem engraved on the rotor.
Especially for the Joker 5 watch, Konstantin Chaykin has also designed an exclusive collector’s strap decorated with a bow tie and the Joker 5 color palette: purple, yellow and green.
The strap is made of high-quality leather. Note that a classic black strap with green stitching comes with the watch by default. Collector’s version of the strap is sold separately.
The Konstantin Chaykin Joker 5 watch is issued in a limited edition of 38 pieces.
Model: Konstantin Chaykin Joker 5
Caliber K.09-0 with automatic winding
Base movement: Modified Swiss-made Vaucher VMF 3002
Joker-indication module: Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Movement diameter: 31.9mm
Escapement: Swiss lever escapement
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 50 hours
Jewels: 38 (base movement – 28 jewels, module – 10 jewels)
Module parts: 142
Joker time indication with discs for the hours (on the left) and minutes (on the right); retrograde day-of-the-week indicator
Stainless steel; caseback with sapphire window
Case diameter: 40mm
Crystal: High-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, diameter: 33mm
Case components: 34
Skeletonised, with guilloche décor
Exclusive collector’s Joker-strap with bow-tie, designed specially for this model, made from high-quality leather; contrasting green stitching
Buckle: Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture, classical style, stainless steel
Limited edition of 48 pieces