Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN Limited Edition

Independent watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin presents Harley Quinn, the first female Wristmon watch.

The legacy of the Wristmons collection began in 2017 with the launch of the iconic Joker watch. The year 2022 marks the 5th anniversary of this much acclaimed series.

Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN Limited Edition

The “eyes” (hour and minute indicators) of the Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN watch are distinguished by their extraordinary turquoise and pink-colored rim. The additional colors were used to give the eyes an almond-shaped form while maintaining the round shape of the dials.

Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN Limited Edition

The watch dial evokes the Harley Quinn’s unique style with the small black mask, puffy eyelashes, and the black heart-shaped tattoo on her cheek. The dial also spotlights two types of guilloché.

Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN Limited Edition

Relief décor with a heart, diamonds, and the logo of Harley Quinn all appear on the disc rotor system of the K.07-4 caliber with automatic winding, which was designed by Konstantin Chaykin specially for this watch. Unlike in the first Joker watch, the steel caseback features a sapphire window, revealing the rotor design.

Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN Limited Edition

This is the first female character in the Wristmons collection, and so Konstantin Chaykin decided to endow the watch with a case reduced to 40mm in diameter.

Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN Limited Edition

The design is completed by an exclusive collector’s strap with red and black diamond motifs. It was designed by Konstantin Chaykin for this particular model.

Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN Limited Edition

The strap is made of high quality leather. Note that a classic red strap with red stitching comes with the watch by default. Collector’s version of the strap is sold separately.

Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN Limited Edition

The Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN watch is issued in a limited edition of 28 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin HARLEY QUINN

Movement
Caliber K.07-4 with automatic winding
Base mechanism: Modified Swiss-made Eta 2892-A2
Joker-indication module: Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Mechanism dimensions: Diameter 31.5mm, thickness 8.18mm (with indication discs), 7.68mm (without indication discs)
Escapement: Anchored
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 42 hours
Jewels: 29 (base mechanism – 21 jewels, module – 8 jewels)
Module parts: 69

Functions
Joker time indication with discs for the hours (on the left) and minutes (on the right); moonphase indicator

Case
Stainless steel; caseback with sapphire window
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 13.5mm
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, diameter 33mm
Case components: 46

Dial
Finish: Multi-layered lacquering, with two types of guilloche relief décor
Dial components: 16

Strap
Exclusive collector’s strap designed specially for this model, made from high-quality leather with black and red diamonds; contrasting red and grey stitching

Buckle
Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture, classical style, stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 28 pieces

Konstantin Chaykin Martian Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 Piece Unique

Konstantin Chaykin, member of the Academy of Independent Creators in Watchmaking (AHCI), has created a unique timepiece to support the Only Watch 2021 charity auction. The Martian Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 Piece Unique is the first tourbillon in the world to tick in sync with the rotation of Mars.

Konstantin Chaykin Martian Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 Piece Unique

The Martian Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 Piece Unique is the first wristwatch from the Russian creator to have a tourbillon, and the world’s first Martian tourbillon, making a revolution every 61.65 seconds – the duration of one Mars minute – partially reducing the effects of Mars’ gravity.

Konstantin Chaykin Martian Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 Piece Unique

The hand-wound Calibre K.22-0 has been developed from scratch. At its heart is a Martian tourbillon with “alpha” carriage, as used in all of Konstantin Chaykin’s tourbillons. For this watch, Konstantin Chaykin created a unique skeletonized dial with Joker-indication, the face of the Joker-Martian, for which he created the world’s first Martian calendar device, working based on the algorithms of Thomas Gangale’s calendar system.

The trademark smile of this new Wristmon is used not as a moonphase indicator but as a representation of the Martian month, consisting of 28 sols, with the sol numeral markers made with symbols of the Martian numbering system that Konstantin Chaykin invented specially for this watch. The same symbols are used in the Martian hours and minutes markers.

Technical details

Model: Martian Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 Piece Unique

Case
Genuine bulat stainless steel
Diameter: 40 mm

Dial
Skeleton dial, frosted finish, fine circular and straight grinding, bevelled and polished edges, rhodium and ruthenium plating

Movement
Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture Calibre K.22-0, hand-winding

Special features
Indication of Martian time with 12-hours dial on the left sub-dial with indication of day/night and am/pm on 24-hour wheel, and 60-minutes on the right subdial
Martian calendar (Darian calendar as proposed by Thomas Gangale) with half-month indicator (beneath the “nose”) with sols (Martian date) in two rows for 1–14 and 15–28 sols and day of the week symbols in between

Bracelet
Exclusive Konstantin Chaykin alligator leather strap, prong buckle in true bulat stainless steel

ANDERSEN Genève & Konstantin Chaykin – Automaton JOKER in White Gold

To mark the 40th anniversary of its independent watch making tradition, ANDERSEN Genève has collaborated with Russian master watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin to release a white gold edition of the Automaton JOKER watch in a limited edition of 20 pieces only. It is the second timepiece from ANDERSEN Genève’s 40th anniversary series. This is also the second collaboration between the two independent watch makers.

ANDERSEN Genève & Konstantin Chaykin - Automaton JOKER in White Gold

In 2017, ANDERSEN Genève & Konstantin Chaykin joined forces and developed the Automaton JOKER.

A limited edition of 20 timepieces with 5N red gold case was released in 2018. This timepiece has two faces: front with the Joker face and the back with an Automaton and moving parts giving life to a lively scene when pushing the button.

ANDERSEN Genève & Konstantin Chaykin - Automaton JOKER in red gold

It was the first collaboration between the co-founder of the AHCI (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants) Svend ANDERSEN and the back then President of the AHCI, Konstantin CHAYKIN. It was presented at Baselworld 2018 and instantly gained recognition from Watch Collectors & Press all around the world. It was selected for the Finals of the prestigious 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2018.

Following its success and demands from Collectors for a white gold version, a new limited edition of 20 timepieces with a white gold case is introduced in 2020.

ANDERSEN Genève & Konstantin Chaykin - Automaton JOKER in White Gold

Konstantin CHAYKIN Manufacture “JOKER”

At Baselworld 2017, Konstantin CHAYKIN presented the Joker timepiece with its exclusive way of telling time, thanks to the eyes of the Joker.

Konstantin CHAYKIN Manufacture "JOKER"
Konstantin CHAYKIN Manufacture “JOKER”

On top of that the moon phase is indicated on the dial at six o’clock, in the mouth of the Joker. This exclusive timepiece gained recognition within watch collectors immediately. It is sold out.

ANDERSEN Genève “Montre à Tact POKER”

ANDERSEN Genève “Montre à Tact” Poker is inspired by “A Bold Bluff”, a painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge. Its miniature painting scene on the dial shows a scene of “Dogs playing Poker”.

ANDERSEN Genève "Montre à Tact POKER"
ANDERSEN Genève “Montre à Tact POKER”

Between 1903 and 1910, this American artist of the Belle Epoque created 16 oil-paintings of dogs in human poses. Nine of them were depicting dogs playing Poker. One of the Dogs from the Montre à Tact “Poker” from ANDERSEN Genève ended up on a new Table.

The Automaton JOKER

ANDERSEN Genève, being very famous for their EROS Automaton’s, created the first timepiece with a poker game scene on the back dial: the Automaton JOKER. Special attention to the smoothness of the movements of the parts has to be underlined; one of the most complex tasks to master with Automaton’s.

Every element of the scene has been cut, polished and painted by hand. This has been made possible thanks to the hundreds of hours spent by craftsmen. By the push of a button on the case at 8 o’clock, the Joker’s eyes, the dog, the man and the lady are in motion. The elements are moving and the scene lasts for around 2 minutes.

ANDERSEN Genève & Konstantin Chaykin - Automaton JOKER in red gold

One can note that the eyes of the Joker are moving much slower than the hand holding the card or than the dog. The lady’s hand is moving much faster than the other moving elements while she is stealing chips; this is yes another very delicate achievement to have different speeds of the moving parts. Thanks to more than 20 years of making and assembling Automaton’s, the Automaton JOKER in motion displays very harmonious movements.

ANDERSEN Genève & Konstantin Chaykin - Automaton JOKER in red gold

With the help of Konstantin CHAYKIN’s knowhow, a unique way of telling time appears on the front dial. The dial of the Automaton JOKER tells time like no other timepiece, thanks to the Joker’s eyes and, moon phase displayed in the mouth. To underline this Collaboration Konstantin CHAYKIN’s logo has been placed on top of the eyes while ANDERSEN Genève’s logo can be seen on the nose of the Joker.

Both logos and the text “ANDERSEN CHAYKIN” have been hand engraved by a master engraver in Geneva. The case of this timepiece has been made to measure in order to incorporate such a complex dial and the Automaton on the back. Very delicate moving hinges guarantee an utmost comfort on the wrist and a very elegant aesthetic outlook.

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Konstantin Chaykin Mouse King

Konstantin Chaykin presents Mouse King, an exclusive timepiece from the Wristmon collection.

With this new “Wristmonster” watch, the award-winning Russian watchmaker bonds the theme of the Chinese zodiac animal with the fairy tale of the Mouse King.

Thanks to the careful finishing of the dial, the mouse nose, decorated with a relief guilloche pattern, unexpectedly began to look as if it were really covered with fur, the linear relief worked just as well in finishing the character’s whiskers. The lugs of the case, made in the form of the mouse ears, are one of the most impressive design details.

Konstantin Chaykin Mouse King

This detail is harmoniously combined with the dial, made in the form of the mouse face, and with another unique styling part of this watch – the crown, which, according to Konstantin Chaykin’s idea, was supposed to look like the crown of the Mouse King.

Konstantin Chaykin Mouse King

The watch term “crown”, (in French ‘couronne’ and in German ‘Krone’), had given him a long-term desire to create a watch with a crown in the 12-o’clock position. This acts as a reminder of the earlier period of the development of wristwatches, in which some watches positioned a Lépine-type movement as the crown at the top of the dial.

Konstantin Chaykin Mouse King

The crown is made of 18-carat gold and adorned with a genuine ruby. The royal crown design also appears in the rotor of the automatic winding system.

Especially for the Mouse King watch, Konstantin Chaykin modified the joker-indication module invented by him and used in the “Wristmon” collection.

Konstantin Chaykin Mouse King

The changes have been adopted due to the master’s decision to crown the watch with a gold crown set at the 12 o’clock position. Therefore, the second fixed crown like all the “Wristmons” have, which was intended to install the corrector of the moon phase indicator, had to be abandoned.

In the new Caliber K18-10, the moon phase indicator is adjusted using a corrector installed in the lower part of the case (at the 6 o’clock position). When designing and finishing the module, the Russian master was guided by the principles of haute horlogerie, despite the fact that the module is hidden under a non-transparent dial.

Therefore, Konstantin Chaykin approaches the finishing of every detail of the module with extreme meticulousness, using classic techniques: pearl textured grinding, fine longitudinal and circular grinding, sand blasting matte finishing, manual chamfering and polishing, engraving, polishing of recesses for screws, pins and stones, spherical polishing of wheel axle tips, rhodium electroplating.

There are a total of 8 jewels in the module, intended to reduce friction, the moon phase indicator is made on a basis of a wheel with 59 teeth.

Konstantin Chaykin Mouse King

The dial of the Mouse King watch was created and finished according to haute horologerie traditions. Konstantin Chaykin has his own dial production facility. Thanks to this, the Russian master completely controls the entire production process of creating the dial – from design concept and 3D prototyping to the manufacture of parts on CNC milling machines and the final finishing and decoration done exclusively by hand.

Fine longitudinal and circular grinding, chamfering and polishing, abrasive blasting, four types of guilloche, silver and ruthenium plating are used in the finishing of dial parts.

Particular attention is paid to the perfection of the lacquer coating, in particular, an unprecedented painstaking technique of multilayer lacquering is applied – from one hundred to several hundred thinnest layers of varnish are applied to every part of the dial, creating an incredibly impressive play of tones on the details of a complicated volumetric structure.

Konstantin Chaykin Mouse King

The Mouse King caliber K18-17 was manufactured on the basis of the Swiss made Vaucher 3002 automatic movement.

The sapphire crystal caseback offers the view of the movement. The base caliber was also modified by Chaykin, in particular, for the Mouse King watch a rotor of the automatic winding system of a unique skeletonized design with a seven-edged crown.

The Mouse King watch is fitted with a high-quality leather strap with an ermine mantle designed by Konstantin Chaykin especially for this watch.

Dressed in a 42mm diameter titanium case, the Konstantin Chaykin Mouse King watch is a limited edition of 7 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Mouse King

Movement
Caliber K18-10 with automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss-made Vaucher 3002
Module: Produced by Konstantin Chaykin Manufactory
Movement dimensions: Diameter – 31.5mm, thickness – 6.7 mm (with module)
Escapement: Lever escapement
Balance frequency: 28800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 50 hours when fully wound
Jewels: 36 (28 jewels for base movement, 8 for module)
Module parts: 67

Functions
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase indicator

Case
Titanium
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Crystal: Glass Transparent sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating, diameter 34.5mm
Case parts: 36

Dial
Finish: Silver, multi-colour lacquer coating, Guilloche wave-relief décor
Dial parts: 9

Strap
Black alligator leather with calfskin lining and golden stitching
Standard Titanium buckle by Konstantin Chaykin Manufactory

Edition
Limited edition of 7 pieces

Konstantin Chaykin Clown 2 Audacity

Konstantin Chaykin has created a new version of the famous Clown watch. Limited to 88 pieces, this new model is known as Clown 2 Audacity.

Introduced in 2017, the original Konstantin Chaykin Clown watch was inspired by the dancing clown Pennywise, a scary character coined by Stephen King.

Konstantin Chaykin Clown 2 Audacity

With the release of the new Clown, Konstantin Chaykin evokes the remarkable achievement of the first Clown as a winner of the Audacity Prize of the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) 2018.

All the 27 copies of the first limited edition of the Konstantin Chaykin Clown watch were immediately sold out in 2017. So when his watch was pre-selected for the Geneva Grand Prix contest in November 2018, Konstantin Chaykin submitted a functioning prototype of the original model to the jury. This prototype won the GPHG Audacity Prize of that year.

Konstantin Chaykin was the first Russian watchmaker to won the Audacity Prize of the Geneva Grand Prix. Clown 2 Audacity is the appropriate name for the new watch, and not only because it cites the designation of the GPHG award, but also because it is really a daring watch.

Konstantin Chaykin Clown 2 Audacity

For the Clown 2 Audacity watch, a new design of the famous Chaykin’s dial with dancing eyes – hour and minute indicators, and with a famous smile – a moon phase indicator, was developed.

Konstantin Chaykin Clown 2 Audacity

The color scheme of the watch is set by blue eyes and a golden outline of the dial – this color scheme is repeated in a blue alligator strap with yellow stitching.

Konstantin Chaykin Clown 2 Audacity

There is a relief image of a mysteriously symmetrical and completely deserted circus tent on the case back of the Clown 2 Audacity watch.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Clown 2 Audacity

Movement
Caliber K07-0, automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss made ETA 2824-2
Module by Konstantin Chaykin manufactory
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 parts: 61

Functions
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 13.7mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 millimetres
Case parts: 36

Dial
Finish: Silver and ruthenium plating, wave guilloche
Dial parts: 9

Strap
Blue alligator leather, calfskin lining, yellow stitching
Prong buckle in stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 88 pieces

Konstantin Chaykin Make Halloween Green Again 2019

After launching sensational timepieces during the Halloween celebrations in 2017 and 2018, Konstantin Chaykin now presents a new watch highlighting the green color.

Halloween has long been associated with orange and black colours. With this new creation, Konstantin Chaykin rejects stereotypes and blindly following recently established traditions. He insists that the celebration of the eve of the Feast of All Saints is also possible in green.

Konstantin Chaykin Make Halloween Green Again 2019

Introduced in 2017, the Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch made the way for a new collection known as Wristmons. These mechanical timepieces are charismatic, extraordinary, sometimes cute, sometimes scary, but certainly spectacular, creative and rare.

The year 2018 was a breakthrough moment for the Wristmons collection as it received one of the most important prizes in the world of fine watchmaking art. The “Aiguille d’Or – Audacity Prize” of the 18th Grand Prix of Fine Watchmaking in Geneva (GPHG-2018) was won by the Konstantin Chaykin Clown watch, the younger brother of the Joker watch.

It was the first time a Russian watch – and a Russian watchmaker – had taken home the highest award in Geneva, the Swiss and world capital of fine watchmaking. The Make Halloween Green Again 2019 watch is the latest addition to the Wristmons collection.

Konstantin Chaykin Make Halloween Green Again 2019

Compared to the original design of the Pumpkin Head Special Unique Piece Halloween-2017, from which the tradition of Konstantin Chaykin’s special watches for All Saints Day started, the design of the case and the dial of the first “pumpkin” have been renewed to fit the new green mood that Konstantin Chaykin would like to express with this watch. The watch dial is made in the style of a Jack-o’-lantern, which, according to legend, helped to ward off evil spirits.

Konstantin Chaykin Make Halloween Green Again 2019

The guilloche pattern used in the decoration of the dial is much more complicated this time, with a double relief and semitransparent glossy lacquer coating giving a shimmering yellow-green tone from light green to dark. This was applied instead of a background of a uniform sunray pattern and matte orange colour.

Konstantin Chaykin Make Halloween Green Again 2019

The glints and flashes of yellow-green light are literally breathtaking. The moon disc of the smiling moon phase indicator of Chaykin’s “Jokers” have gone green, receiving more texture and volume – these features are perceived by watch connoisseurs around the world as trademarks of the high-end dials of the “Jokers” and other Wristmons by Konstantin Chaykin.

Konstantin Chaykin Make Halloween Green Again 2019

The plate with the logo of the watchmaker, the teeth of the monster in the smiling moon phase indicator and the scales of the triangular eyes of the dials for hours and minutes are given a bronze tone to perfectly match these design elements with the bronze case. The icing on the cake is a black alligator leather strap with green stitching.

Konstantin Chaykin Make Halloween Green Again 2019

The Make Halloween Green Again 2019 watch is equipped with an automatic Caliber K07-0, which is based on a reliable Swiss-made automatic Caliber ETA 2824-2 and equipped with an indication module designed, engineered, assembled and finished in accordance with the highest standards of fine watchmaking at the Konstantin Chaykin manufacture.

Konstantin Chaykin Make Halloween Green Again 2019

With is unconventional watch, Konstantin Chaykin not only reminds us about the problem of plastic garbage, but also follows a more environmentally-friendly path in the manufacturing of the watches. Moreover, there will not be a single gram of plastic in the box for the new Make Halloween Green Again 2019 watches.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Make Halloween Green Again 2019

Movement
Caliber K07-0, automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss-made ETA 2824-2
Module by Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture
Movement dimensions: diameter – 31.5 mm, height – 7.6 mm (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: 61

Functions
Regulator dial of hours and minutes, moon phase display

Case
Bronze case
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 13.7 mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 mm
Case parts: 36

Dial
Finish: Silver plating, green lacquer, Sunray Guilloche Pattern
Dial parts: 9

Strap
Black alligator leather with calfskin lining, green stitching
Prong buckle in stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 88 pieces

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Selfie for Only Watch 2019

Exclusively for the Only Watch 2019 Charity auction, Konstantin Chaykin has created a unique edition of his Joker watch, one of the most emotive watches in the world. Featuring 20,000 facial expressions, the antics of the Joker face made the watch famous right from the first day of its presentation at Basel World 2017.
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Chaykin has decided to add to the illustrious Joker dial by incorporating distinctive features of his own face, ensuring the Joker receives more personality than ever. The right eye of Joker Selfie is fitted with a watchmaker’s magnifying glass. The timepiece is also endowed with an unusual secret feature.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Selfie for Only Watch 2019

Turn it horizontally and the right eye of Joker Selfie will close, hiding the hours. In the window at 12 o’ clock you will find a unique Emoji Day indicator with Joker-style emojis, conceived by Chaykin, representing days of the wheel. Turn the case vertically and the day indicator will be hidden, but the eye will open up.

Caseback view of Konstantin Chaykin Joker Selfie for Only Watch 2019 - modified movement Soviet precision Calibre 2809 of Tschistopolsky factory

Technical details

Case
Genuine stainless bulat steel
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 13.7mm

Dial
In 12 parts, brass, silver, rhodium, ruthenium plating, lacquer

Movement
Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture Calibre K21-0, hand-winding, developed on the base of Soviet precision Calibre 2809 of Tschistopolsky factory.
Highly modified by Konstantin Chaykin according to haute horlogerie standards and equipped with new Joker Selfie indication module.
It has 46 hours power reserve, 32 jewels, 18000 vph.

Strap
Alligator leather strap with calfskin lining

Konstantin Chaykin Wristmon “2019 Unique Pig”

To mark the “year of the pig” according to the Chinese zodiac calendar, Konstantin Chaykin has released a unique piece from the famous Wristmon collection.

According to Shēngxiào, traditional Chinese 12-year zodiac circle, 2019 ( from 5 February 2019 to 24 January 2020) is the year of the earth pig. The color of the year is yellow, so the matter-of course choice for the Unique Pig 2019 case metal was iron bronze, having natural yellowish hue.

Konstantin Chaykin Wristmon “2019 Unique Pig”

The dial was shaped as pretty piggy’s face keeps Joker’s emotive eyes, allowing owner to track the time in hours and minutes, and smile acting as the moon phase indicator. Additional fixed crown set in 9-o’clock position is fitted with recessed corrector provided for correcting the moon-phase display.

Konstantin Chaykin Wristmon “2019 Unique Pig”

Compare to original Joker design the case and bezel of Konstantin Chaykin Unique Pig 2019 watch were slightly modified to make upper lugs looking like piggy’s ears.

The Unique Pig 2019 Wristmon watch is powered by automatic winding Caliber K07-0, equipped with indication module conceived, designed, produced and finished according to the highest haute horlogerie standards entirely by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture.

Konstantin Chaykin Wristmon “2019 Unique Pig”

The Konstantin Chaykin year of the pig watch is fitted with a black alligator leather strap with pink stitching.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Pig 2019, Unique Piece

Movement
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 parts: 61

Functions
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display

Case
Bronze case
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 13.7mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 millimetres
Case parts: 36

Dial
Finish: Guilloche waves decoration, silvered and pink lacquer
Dial parts 9

Strap
Black alligator leather, calfskin lining, pink stitching
Prong buckle in bronze

Konstantin Chaykin

The Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture is a Russian company, specializing in luxury class clocks and watches containing patented movements and complications. The head and founder, Konstantin Chaykin, is the only Russian watchmaker who is a member of the Académie Horlogére Des Createurs Indépendants and the author of numerous patented movements and complications

Konstantin Chaykin is a master watch maker from St. Petersburg. His table clock with a tourbillon made in 2004 is considered as the first and single Russian clock of the class Grande Complications.

Establishing his little studio a few years ago without any formal watch-making education, but with an engineering degree, Konstantin had no idea where his passion would take him. At the time, he was unable to find anyone sharing the same ideas, so he pursued his dream on his own, with support and help from his family and friends.

Looking through special literature on clocks, researching basic types of movements and time principles, Konstantin was already thinking of complicating them. Once the indicator of hour reserve, large date and various escapements were mastered, Konstantin felt he was getting closer to the creation of his own complicated mechanism. Today, with a few great projects behind him, he is now confident that the interest in horology has remained as strong as in the times of imperial Russia. With that in mind he is very serious about getting Russian clock-making traditions reinstated in all their glory.

Biography

Konstantin Yurjevich Chaykin was born in St. Petersburg in 1975.

In 1995 he graduated from St. Petersburg Telecommunication College. In 2000 he became interested in clockwork for the first time when he was one of the founders of a wholesale watch company. In 2003, using special literature collected step by step and gradually mastering the watchmaking skills Chaykin on his own created his first exclusive model – the gold watch.

In 2004 he constructed and made a unique clock with a tourbillon, it was the first Russian clock of ‘Grand Complication’ class. In 2006, a unique wristwatch with erotic scene automaton developed and produced.

In March, 2006 a new manual wind wristwatch caliber “TS1” fully developed and produced. In April 2006, a unique Moslem calendar clock developed and patented.

In May 2006, Konstantin Chaykin constructed and finished first Russian chronograph with power reserve indication function. In September 2006, a new unique clock with Moslem calendar was created.

Official website: http://www.konstantin-chaykin.com

Konstantin Chaykin Dracula Special Limited Edition Halloween-2018

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.

Konstantin Chaykin Dracula Special Limited Edition Halloween-2018

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.

Konstantin Chaykin Dracula Special Limited Edition Halloween-2018

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.

Konstantin Chaykin Dracula Special Limited Edition Halloween-2018

All “mechanical monsters” models of Wristmons line are produced by Konstantin Chaykin according to strict Haute Horlogerie rules and traditions.

Konstantin Chaykin Dracula Special Limited Edition Halloween-2018

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.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Dracula Special Limited Edition Halloween-2018

Movement
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

Functions
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display, Dracula time indicator (day/night indicator, modified by Konstantin Chaykin)

Case
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

Dial
Finish: Silver and ruthenium plating, two types of guilloche
Dial parts: 19

Strap
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

Edition
Limited edition of 13 pieces

Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture Announces Their Latest Project, the Mars Conqueror

Konstantin Chaykin, Russian inventor and watchmaker, presents his new project, the Mars Conqueror wristwatch.

Presently several research programs are under progress across the world for sending manned space expeditions to Mars. Explorations of the Red planet are included in the prospective space programs of Roskosmos, NASA, ESA, space agencies from other countries and companies like SpaceX and Boeing Corporation.

Nobody knows which of the space corporations will be the first to succeed in conquering Mars, but it is absolutely certainly Konstantin Chaykin is the first watchmaker who invented and produced a specialized 100% mechanical wristwatch suitable for the future conquerors of Mars.

The concept of the new Mars Conqueror watch was appeared almost instantly: it should be a watch that shows the local Martian time, but constantly linked to the Earth time. Obviously, it is too early to speak about development of independent human settlements on Mars. The watch should be equipped as well with an indicator of the space arrangement of the two planets realized in an intuitive way. The development of highly complicated mechanical module with three dials of Martian time, Earth time and planetary indicator took about eight months.

This is remarkably short schedule for watch of high level of complexity (in terms of the number of functional parts the Mars Conqueror watch is comparable to the minute repeater). Definitely that was possible because of Konstantin Chaykin’s great experience of astronomical watches and clocks development – starting with his Lunokhod, Decalogue wristwatches and to his numerous super complicated Computus Clocks.

The Mars Conqueror watch features a unique combination of astronomical and space traveler’s functions that did not exist before. The astronomical clocks were appeared at the dawn of the mechanical watchmaking with the aim to reproduce mechanically the motion of heavenly bodies – as we see them from the Earth. Specialized space traveler’s functions are still at the early development stage in watchmaking. This is due to the fact that manned expeditions are conducted in Earth’s low orbits (with the exception of several lunar missions of the 1960s and 1970s), so cosmonauts and astronauts didn’t need any special “space” time measuring. Their life and missions during orbital flights are based on Earth’s time.

Nevertheless, long before the Martian expedition could seem a reality, in 1954 American astronomer I. M. Levitt designed the Space Clock Mars, which might be used further by the conquerors of Mars. There was the first time in the history of the watchmaking when real space traveler’s function was implemented – as an electromechanical clock indicating Martian time and date, supplemented by an indication of Earth time and date. Two copies of Space Clock Mars were produced by the American watch company Hamilton according to Levitt’s design.

Levitt’s stationary clock had electromechanical movement, that means the state of the art for the middle of the 20th century, but the movement was far from to be compact enough to be used in wristwatches. The production of the first wristwatches, both mechanical and quartz, with the indication of Martian time was started by the Californian watchmaker Garo Anserlian in 2004. Anserlian’s wristwatches were used by the NASA engineer’s team controlling Martian rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

Konstantin Chaykin made a significant step forward, combining for the first time in the history of watchmaking the space traveler’s functions of local, i.e. Martian and Earth’s time and date indications (Martian and Earth’s dates in Mars Conqueror watch are indicated approximately) with the astronomical function of the indication of Mars and Earth positions. The latter is produced as a planetarium. The astronomical indication has also a very important space traveler’s function, intended for future Mars conquerors: it shows the positions of Earth and Mars in their orbits, allowing to estimate the distance between the planets, it has as well an indication of the moments of oppositions and perihelic oppositions, where a distance is minimal.

Mars Conqueror is hundred percent mechanical watch that guarantees their good operation both during the future space flight, and on the surface of Mars, where, as known, the watch will not be protected from the radiation due to the weakness of the planet’s magnetic field, and because of the tenuous Martian atmosphere. Specially for the Mars Conqueror watch Konstantin Chaykin has developed a module with unique astronomical and space traveler’s indications arranged in three dials.

The first dial contains the Earth time with a central second hand as indication that watch wasn’t stop and in working order. On the second dial we have local Martian time and on the third dial there is a planetary indicator of the relative positions of two planets and their oppositions. The indications of the average solar time on Earth and on Mars are synchronized, the movement uses only one balance assembly. This is the guarantee that Mars Conqueror watch will not accumulate deviations in the indication of Earth and Mars time, which could occur in a movement with two balances.

Mars Conqueror’s complicated module of astronomical and space traveler’s indications is completely made, assembled and adjusted by the Konstantin Chaykin Manufactory in Moscow. The module consists of 159 parts, including 30 wheels, 6 pinions and 6 jewels for reduction of friction and wear. The module is installed on a reliable, tried and tested automatic Caliber ETA 2836-2. The watch is equipped with three correctors for indicators adjustments, placed in the caseback.

Final design of the Mars Conqueror watch is still in development; Konstantin Chaykin meticulously analyzes and enhances his first Martian project for the smallest details. The final version of Mars Conqueror watch is planned to be officially presented on Basel World 2019 watch exhibition.

Technical details

Movement
Caliber K20-1
Complication module entirely conceived, developed, produced and adjusted by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Base movement Swiss made Eta 2836-2, automatic winding
Escapement lever escapement
Balance frequency 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve 38 hours when fully wound
Rotor of automatic winding mechanism annular; styled as docking system of space ship; adorned by engraved logo of Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Movement dimensions 32.63 х 51.2 mm; height 7.95 mm (incl. module)
Module height 5.6 mm
Jewels 31 (25 jewels for base movement, 6 jewels for module)
Module parts 159 (without hands and dial)
Module number if wheels 30
Module number if pinions 6
Case parts 68 (without strap and clasp)

Functions
Earth time (mean solar time): central hands for hours, minutes, seconds and 24-hour hand for second time zone (GMT)
Mars time (mean solar time): central hands for hours and minutes
Multifunctional planetary indication of Mars and Earth orbital positions: Martian date or mission date in sols, terrestrial date with months indexes, relative positions of Mars and Earth with indication of oppositions and perihelic oppositions.

Correctors
Mission start: adjustment of Martian year beginning or mission start by turning of Martian date scale graduated in sols
Fast correction: synchronous adjustment of Mars and Earth date hands
Mars correction: separate adjustment of Mars date hand (adjustment of Mars orbital position)

Winding crown functions
Watch winding by turning the winding crown clockwise in its normal position
The first pulled position: adjustment of second time zone (GMT) hand by turning the winding crown clockwise and adjustment of Mars time hands hand by turning the winding crown anticlockwise
The second pulled position: synchronous adjustment of Mars and Earth time hands

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Soccer

Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin has created a collection of watches inspired by the upcoming football World Cup, which will be held in Russia this summer.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Soccer

A new addition to the collection of Konstantin Chaykin’s Wristmons, Joker Soccer is a real fan. In his round, moving eyes-indicators, a soccer ball is reflected; it also replaces the moon in the moon phase indicator.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Soccer

The Joker’s football eyes rotate thanks to a patented indication module. The watch case is made of bronze. The rim of the case is decorated with the letters of the name of a new member of the Joker’s family – Soccer.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Soccer

The dial of the watch is covered with colored varnish and decorated in the guilloche technique. The alligator strap has white stitching which resembles a football net.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Soccer

 

The traditional quality of the manufactory is reflected in the high level of finishing the module’s details. The plate is polished and covered with rhodium, the bevels of plate, the wheel bridge, the levers and the lunar disk are polished, the surfaces of the parts and the bridge wheel of the disk indicators are finished with longitudinal grinding. The circular grinding is made on the disk of the moon phase indicator and the wheels.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Soccer

The Konstantin Chaykin Joker Soccer watch will be released in 11 copies only, according to the number of players in the team.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Joker Soccer

Movement
Caliber K07-0, automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss made ETA 2824-2
Complication module completely produced 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 parts: 61

Functions
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display

Case
Bronze case
Diameter: 42 millimetres
Height: 13.7 millimetres
Glass: Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 millimetres
Case parts: 36

Dial
Finish: Silver and ruthenium plating, two types of guilloche
Dial parts: 9

Strap
Burgundy alligator leather, calfskin lining, white stitching
Konstantin Chaykin prong buckle in stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 11 pieces

Konstantin Chaykin Computus Easter – The Most Complicated Mechanical Clock Ever Created in Russia

Creating instruments to tell time has been connected to religion from the start. The first mechanical clocks for instance often had blank faces and were located on towers so that people would know when services would be. Despite the fact that today clocks and watches are part of everyday, secular life, combining the jigsaw pieces of calculating the dates of the Eastern Orthodox Easter with the regular workings of a clock movement is mesmerizing.

Konstantin Computus Easter is tied to the Russian Orthodox Calendar. This clock identifies the moving date of Eastern Orthodox Easter, a date that is calculated based on numerous rules and limitations. To fully appreciate the complexity of this movement, one needs to try and calculate the date of Easter oneself. The factors include: lunar cycles, solar cycles, the indict, the epact, the solar correction and more. Konstantin Chaykin learned how to use all of these factors created his own method for doing the computations and ‘taught’ his clock how to compute the dates for Eastern Orthodox Easter.

The case of The Computus Easter Clock is designed to look like the St. Isaac Cathedral of St. Petersburg, Konstantin’s home town. The Computus Clock is related to the 2007 Resurrection Clock, also a complicated astronomical clock. The Computus Clock has a more complicated movement for calculating the moveable dates of Easter and appears as a Great Russian Orthodox cathedral.

The movements and the appearance of the Computus Clock are equally complicated and beautiful. Anyone who has even seen photographs of St. Petersburg will recognize the references to the St. Isaac Cathedral in the overall shape, the dome, the colonnade, the lantern, the gables, the bell towers and the colors. The colors of the marble on the Computus Clock case match the colors used inside the Cathedral.

The dome of St. Isaac’s is a landmark in St. Petersburg: among the largest in the world, it’s gilded shape is visible from land and sea. The Computus clock is surmounted by a dome gilded in the guilloche technique and covered with gold enamel. Konstantin visualized the case as a symbol of Easter, thus the dome melds into an egg shape. The egg is an important symbol of the Resurrection for all Christians, who have been giving each other eggs on Easter since ancient times.

The lantern on the Computus Clock, just like the lantern on St. Isaac’s is the crowning element in the design. The lantern creates a feeling of airiness and unearthliness. The elegant contrast between the size of the dome and the size of the bell towers emphasizes the monumental shape of the dome. The four miniature bell towers on the Computus Clock gracefully frame the central dome. The colonnade of St. Isaac’s is a massive structure, which is a unique landmark in and of itself. The Computus Clock is also surrounded by 24 columns, which act as hour indicators for the function ‘Times of Russia’ – a system for identifying the time in all of Russia’s time zones.

The facades of St. Isaac’s are decorated with gables upheld by monumental granite columns embodying eternity. Once again, the Computus Clock includes these themes: eternity in the eternal calendar with the eternal cycle of Easter and visually in columns which frame the movement. There are less columns on the clock than on the Cathedral for the columns on the clock reveal glimpses of the secrets of time. The gables of the Cathedral resemble eagles with outspread wings. Four of the gables are decorated with energetic, yet massive bas-reliefs.

The Computus Clock includes details from the north gable – ‘The Resurrection’ and from the south gable ‘The Visit of the Magi’. Expert stoneworkers lovingly reproduced these details in mosaics. The case also includes some imagery and themes from the Cathedral’s interior: the designs on the roof mimic the floor of the Cathedral and the mosaics on the sides of the case are based on the stained glass window ‘The Risen Christ’ and the mosaic of Archangel Michael.

The indicator of Eastern Easter is located on the face of the Computus Clock. This indicator includes the date according to both the Julian and the Gregorian calendars. There is a separate row of dates for each calendar. The lower row is for the Gregorian calendar and includes dates from April 4 to May 8, while the top row is for the Julian calendar and ranges from March 22 through April 25. To make it easier to read the dates, they are color-coded by month. Instead of a hand, there is a square frame which contains the dates for the given year from both calendars. The dates change every year on New Year.

On the back of the movement there is a mechanism to balance the discrepancies between ‘real’ time and the 24 hour day; a discrepancy created by the imperfect shape of Earth’s orbit and the 23° angle of the Earth’s axis.

The mechanical heart of The Computus Clock, the proprietary movement which manages 16 time-telling functions, is the result of over 10,000 hours of hand labor. This heart beats at 18,000 vibrations per 30 minutes. The master clockmakers perfected each of the 1,275 miniscule parts of the clock. In addition to indicating Eastern Orthodox Easter, the Computus Clock has the following functions: phases of the Moon, the winding power left, the time equalizer, a star map, indication of the days of the week, the date, month and year by the Gregorian calendar, including leap years.

Today, The Computus Easter Clock is the most complicated clock ever created in Russia. Developing the plans alone took over 3, 000 hours. Creating and assembling the parts, regulating and adjusting the clock called for all of the skill, artistry and experience of Konstantin and his team at the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture. And the result is awe-inspiring. The Computus Easter Clock is the pride of the Russian watchmaker and a wonder for the rest of the world.

Specifications
Movement
Manufactory caliber: Т03-0
Materials: brass, steel, bronze, anodized aluminum, gold, lapis lazuli and sapphires
Frequency: 18 000 vibrations per hour
Jewels: 16
Bearings: 68
Movement parts: 1375
Escapement: anchor
Power reserve: up to 10 days
Movement accuracy: ± 20 seconds per day

Case
Dimensions: 600*340*242 mm
Materials: marble, brass, silver, steel, duralumin, mineral glass, gold, flint, rhodonite, violan, xonotlite, lapis lazuli, charoite
Additional technology: guilloche, hot enamel on guilloche surface, mosaic

The minerals in the mosaics:
Gables: flint, rhodonite, violan, sandstone, xonotlite, lapis lazuli, charoite
Mosaic with the image of Archangel Michael: jasper, violan, sandstone, magnesite, jade
Mosaic with the image of “the Risen Christ”: jasper, marble, jade, lapis lazuli, violan
Top of the housing mosaic: marble, flint

Features:
One-minute tourbillon
Hour
Minute
Second
Date of Orthodox Easter
Moon phases
Power reserve
Equation of time
Star chart
Sidereal time
Russia time zones
Seasons

The functions of the perpetual calendar:
Day of week
Date
Month
Year
Leap year

Patents:
№ 2353978: “Calendar device and method for orthodox Easter date determination”
№ 2306618: “Calendar device for determining orthodox Easter date and orthodox holy days”
№149239 “Clock with display of time in time zones of Russia (options) and method of simultaneous display of time in all time zones of Russia”

Andersen Genève & Konstantin Chaykin “Automaton Joker”

Unveiled at Baselworld 2018, this special timepiece was born from the first collaboration between Andersen Genève & Konstantin Chaykin. It combines exclusive features of two highly sought after wrist watches produced in modern times: Montre à Tact “Poker” from ANDERSEN Genève and Konstantin CHAYKIN’s Joker.

Presented at Baselworld 2017, the Konstantin CHAYKIN Joker timepiece was an instant hit thanks to its playful nature and exclusive way of telling time. The ANDERSEN Genève Montre à Tact Poker is inspired by “A Bold Bluff”, a painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge. Its miniature painting scene on the dial shows a scene of “Dogs playing Poker”. Between 1903 and 1910, this American artist of the Belle Epoque created 16 oil-paintings of dogs in human poses. Nine of them were depicting “Dogs playing Poker”.

ANDERSEN Genève, being very famous for EROS Automaton’s, created the first timepiece with a poker game scene on the back dial: the Automaton JOKER where Konstantin CHAYKIN had brought his extensive know how on the front dial.

Andersen Genève & Konstantin Chaykin “Automaton Joker”

To underline this Collaboration Konstantin CHAYKIN’s logo has been placed on top of the eyes while ANDERSEN Genève’s logo can be seen on the nose of the Joker.

On the back of the timepiece, every element of the scene has been cut and painted by hand. By the push of a button on the case at 8 o’clock, the Joker’s eyes, the dog, the man and the lady are being in motion.

Andersen Genève & Konstantin Chaykin “Automaton Joker”

The case of this timepiece has been made to measure to be able to incorporate such a complex dial and an Automaton on the back. Very delicate moving hinges guarantee an utmost comfort on the wrist.

Technical details

Model: Andersen Genève & Konstantin Chaykin “Automaton Joker”

Movement
High quality historic mechanical movement upgraded by Andersen Genève
Unique time and moon phase indications developed and assembled by Konstantin CHAYKIN: an author’s module with a dual disk time indication, where the indicators on the dial are depicted as the Joker’s eyes. The left eye has hour indicators around the edge and a black dot instead of a hand. The right eye has minute indicators around the edge and a black dot instead of a hand. A moon phase indicator shows the phase of the Moon at any given moment: waxing, full or waning. The appropriate phase of the Moon is depicted in the opening designed to be the Joker’s mouth.
Double wheel train developed and improved for the famous EROS Automaton for years
“Automaton Joker” construction completely newly developed and assembled by ANDERSEN Genève on the back of the timepiece
– By turning the crown “clockwise” the Automaton is wound. When releasing the energy by pushing the button at 8 o’clock, the elements of the scene will be moving for two minutes
– By turning the crown “counter clockwise”, the mechanical movement is wound and can work for up to 36 hours
On the lively scene, the winning Joker is moving his eyes next to ANDERSEN Genève’s famous Dog playing Poker. At the same time one can see the 4th card disclosed by the man losing the game while a charming lady is stealing chips.

Case
18ct Red Gold (5N) case with very special moving hinges (“gonds” in French) to insert the elegant baby croco strap. Two sapphire glasses
Diameter: 42.0 mm/ Height: 16.8 mm / Width of the moving hinges: 22 mm
Weight: 97g
One crown to set the time and the moon phase / One pusher to have the automaton in motion

Dial
Multi-parts dial with “ANDERSEN Genève” & “Konstantin CHAYIN” hand-engraved
Genius time-indication mechanism from Kontantin CHAYKIN Joker timepiece
– Hours are displayed by the left eye
– Minutes are displayed by the right eye
– Moon Phase displayed in the mouth

Strap
White hand-stitched baby alligator leather with 18ct red gold clasp

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Konstantin Chaykin Joker Titanium

Konstantin Chaykin has launched a limited edition titanium version of its famous Joker watch.

The Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch was unveiled in BaselWorld-2017. Limited to 99 pieces, this stainless steel timepiece instantly became one of the most notable and discussed novelties of the year.

‘Joker’ watch was included in the short list of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève GPHG- 2017. The unique piece of ‘Joker’ made by Konstantin Chaykin in zirconium case especially for the charity auction Only Watch-2017, was sold for 45,000 Swiss francs. This is an excellent result taking into consideration the fact Konstantin Chaykin became the first Russian watchmaker to take part in this important and widely renown charity event.

Konstantin Chaykin consciously had made the decision to limit the production of ‘Joker’, intending to preserve the collector’s status of the watch, and he is going to keep the strict limitation in the future.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Titanium watch

Production capabilities of his watch factory impose restrictions on the total output of watches: currently it is capable of making about hundred and fifty watches a year, and now Konstantin Chaykin accepts orders as early as 2019. Responding to the numerous requests of connoisseurs of high watchmaking from all around the world, Konstantin Chaykin has released a new ‘Joker Titanium’ limited edition made of high-tech, lightweight and durable titanium.

In watchmaking industry titanium is used as lightweight, durable and non-allergy alternative to stainless steel. Titanium parts are darker than steel, and therefore perceived as more technical, even brutal.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Titanium watch

For the production of titanium parts for the case of ‘Joker Titanium’, Konstantin Chaykin manufactory has developed a special technic, allowing to maintain the high standards of finish previously stated in production of ‘Joker’ in stainless steel. The bezel of the case by tradition shows the most powerful poker hand ‘Five of a Kind’, the symbol of incredible luck.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Titanium

The center of the titanium caseback of ‘Joker Titanium’ is engraved with the letter ‘J’, the rim of the caseback is engraved with serial number of the watch in a limited edition of 88 pieces.

For Joker watch, Konstantin Chaykin developed a unique complication module with a dual-disk time display (hours and minutes as Joker eyes) and moonphase indicator (as Joker smile). The complication module is completely conceived, designed and manufactured by Konstantin Chaykin.

Module is set on a reliable tried and tested automatic ETA 2824-2 caliber, the true workhorse of modern watch industry. Konstantin Chaykin’s ‘Joker’ speciality, the second crown that is fixed and equipped with corrector of moonphase indicator, is mounted on the left side of watch case.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Titanium

Despite the fact that the complication module is always hidden from the owner’s eyes, all parts of the module are manually finished in accordance with the standards of high watchmaking. For example, rhodium plated platina is decorated by perlage finish.

The edges of platina, bridge of the time indication gear, levers, moonphase disk meticulously chamfered and polished, lateral surfaces of all the parts are processed by circumferential graining.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Titanium

Moonphase disk and wheels are finished with fine circular graining, flat surfaces of levers and flat springs are decorated with a fine straight graining, and recesses around screws and axes are rounded and polished.

Konstantin Chaykin pays special attention to finish of bridge of the time indication gear: fine straight graining is applied to the surface of this part in contrast to the perlage that should be used according to strict rules of the classic art of watch movement finishing. Master is sure that bridge in this particular version of finishing looks especially impressive.

Konstantin Chaykin manufacture presents a new ‘Joker Titanium’ enriched with famous dial resembling Joker’s face, smiling any time. Decoration of the dial of new ‘Joker Titanium’ was slightly modified.

New dial is embellished with special guilloche pattern with small step, once upon a time successfully used by the great Russian jeweler Carl Faberge. The nose of Joker face is decorated using unique guilloche pattern, which was designed by Konstantin Chaykin for ‘Joker Titanium’.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Joker Titanium

Edition
Limited edition 88 pieces

Movement
Caliber K07-0, automatic winding
Base movement Swiss made ETA 2824-2
Complication module completely produced 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 parts: 61

Functions
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display

Case
Titanium
Diameter: 42 millimetres
Height: 13.7 millimetres
Glass: Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 millimetres
Case parts: 36

Dial
Finish: silver and ruthenium plating, two types of guilloche
Dial parts: 9

Strap
Black alligator leather strap with violet calfskin lining and green stitching
Konstantin Chaykin prong buckle in titanium

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Halloween

For this year Halloween holiday, independent Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin has released the “Pumpkin Head” watch from his Wristmons collection.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Halloween Pumpkin Head

Like all the previous mechanical monsters by Chaykin, the pumpkin wristwatch tells the time by rolling its eyes, points to the current time, and grins at the passing moon phase indicator.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Halloween Pumpkin Head watch

Measuring 42mm in diameter, the bronze case adds a stylish touch to a special watch. This special Halloween timepiece can make over 20,000 different facial expressions and grimaces.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Halloween Pumpkin Head

The automatic movement (base caliber ETA 2824-2) of the Joker watch is equipped with a complication module completely produced by Konstantin Chaykin.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Halloween Pumpkin Head watch 2017
The Konstantin Chaykin Joker Halloween Pumpkin Head watch is a unique piece.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Joker Halloween Pumpkin Head

Movement
Caliber K07-0, automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss made ETA 2824-2
Complication module: Completely produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Diameter: 31.5mm
Height: 7.6mm (incl. module)
Escapement: Lever escapement
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 38hours when fully wound
Jewels: 33 (25 jewels for base movement, 8 jewels for module)
Module parts: 61

Functions
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display

Case
Bronze
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 13.7mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter: 34.5mm
Case parts: 36

Dial
Finish: Silver and ruthenium plating, two types of guilloche
Dial parts: 9

Strap
Black alligator leather, orange calfskin lining, yellow stitching
Konstantin Chaykin prong buckle in stainless steel

Konstantin Chaykin CLOWN

The sensational Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch was unveiled at the Basel-world show in March 2017. With this highly expressive timekeeper, the Russian watchmaker introduced a new series called Wristmons.

Konstantin Chaykin is a great fan of works of Stephen King, the world-renowned American author known as the king of horrors. In September 2017, the American supernatural horror film “It” was released. Directed by Andrés Muschietti, this movie is an adaptation of the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King.

To mark the release of the screen version of the novel “It”, Konstantin Chaykin presents CLOWN, a new avatar of the famous Joker watch.

Konstantin Chaykin CLOWN watch

CLOWN, the new wristmon (wristmonster) by Konstantin Chaykin takes inspiration from the character of Pennywise the Dancing Clown of Andrés Muschietti’s film.

Konstantin Chaykin CLOWN

In the new interpretation the look on Joker’s face still changes every minute due to the work of the proprietary module with a two-disk current time display (hours and minutes are the pupils with the yellow iris), and the moon phase indicator is a smile (it can be corrected with the help of a correction pusher which is set on the left side of a 42 mm steel case).

Konstantin Chaykin CLOWN

The Konstantin Chaykin CLOWN watch is equipped with Caliber K07-0, is assembled on the basis of the time-tested Swiss automatic mechanism ETA 2824-2.

Konstantin Chaykin CLOWN

In Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel It, the shapeshifting monster preys upon the children of Derry ( a fictional town) every 27 years. Inspired by this, the new Konstantin Chaykin Joker Clown watch series is limited to 27 pieces.

Konstantin Chaykin CLOWN

A part of the sum achieved from the sale of each timepiece will go into the disposal of the charitable organization which activities relate to helping sick children.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin CLOWN

Movement
Calibre K07-0, automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss made ETA 2824-2
Module by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Diameter: 31.5 millimetres
Height: 7.6 millimetres (incl. module)
Lever escapement
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: 61

Functions
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42 millimetres
Height: 13.7 millimetres
Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 millimetres

Dial
Silver and ruthenium plating, two types of guilloche

Strap
Black alligator leather, calfskin lining, red stitching
Prong buckle in stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 27 pieces

Price
9,990 US dollars

The Moscow Comptus Easter Clock by Konstantin Chaykin

Konstantin Chaykin, is the first and only Russian member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants, as well as chief inventor and founder of Russia’s best known clock and watch manufacture, the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture, which creates the only luxury class clocks and watches in Russia. Konstantin has always been fascinated by the mystical nature of time, which he continues to explore in his many watches and clocks dedicated to religious themes and calendars. These timepieces have earned him a unique position in the world of Haute Horlogerie, where Konstantin is the only master to create such complicated and original works. In 2017, Konstantin Chaykin and the Manufacture present their latest masterpiece, a new clock named The Muscovite Comptus Clock.

Konstantin Chaykin has already created clocks with Muslim lunar calendar complications based on the Hijra, as well as clocks with Hebrew calendar complications and hands that rotate anti-clockwise. In these creations Konstantin’s technical innovations were matched by appropriate decorations based on Muslim architecture and the Hebrew Kabbalah.

Having completed a clockwork trip through Mecca and the Torah, Konstantin has turned to Russian Orthodoxy, a topic that is dear to Russians. Konstantin has already celebrated the main Orthodox Christian holiday of Easter in his clock The Northern Comptus Clock in 2015. In The Northern Comptus Clock an amazing complication nestles under a model of the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and precisely and invisibly calculates the ever-changing dates of Eastern Orthodox Easter. This masterpiece of clockwork and decorative arts not only recreated the eternal beauty of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, but also successfully contends with century-old Swiss astronomical timepieces. The Northern Comptus Clock had the most complicated movement ever created in Russia, including a Star Map, and eternal calendar, a lunar phase indicator, an equation of time indicator and a tourbillion.

‘Had’ is the operative word, since in 2016 Konstantin has surpassed himself. Again. In 2016 the baton has passed from St. Petersburg to Moscow. The eternal capital, ancient and current, reminds us of our roots, of ancient Muscovy, of the clash between East and West, of Christianity and paganism. St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square is a symbol of all these currents and passions. And, so, the ancient halls of this cathedral have become the model for Konstantin’s latest masterpiece – The Muscovite Comptus Clock.

St Basil’s Cathedral, located on one side of Red Square by the Kremlin walls is an iconic symbol of Moscow, yet there are still unsolved secrets and mysterious legends about this incredible landmark. You might think that this most famous historical edifice has been studied to the last brick. Nevertheless, historians are still in the dark about who built St. Basil’s, who and why designed the fanciful cupolas and even who exactly was St. Basil. Such a legendary past gives rise to many different interpretations of the sacred symbols embedded in its walls. And there are many reasons for these ideas: many strange events occurred under the roof and around this unique church, for instance three famous dictators, Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon and Stalin, all had their own plans for it and everything turned out differently.

St. Basil’s was built to commemorate the Muscovite victory over the Kazan Mongols in the mid 1500’s. The gorgeous, festive exterior was meant to embody Ivan the Terrible’s vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem as described in the Apocalypse “And I, John, saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Rev. 21:2).

In his latest masterpiece, The Muscovy Comptus Clock, Konstantin Chaykin strove to embody his own dreams about a perfect clock, just like Ivan the Terrible in his day. And this clock, a miniature version of St. Basil’s can be compared with the Heavenly City of Jerusalem, both in beauty and in execution.

The detailed work on the case of The Muscovy Comptus Clock took several months of intensive labor. The case, carved into the thinnest sheets of various precious and semi-precious minerals and stones, is affixed on a skeleton made of duralumin. This tricky technique means that only a few components were created per day, and each component underwent 6-7 finishing processes whereby each surface was minutely polished. It is almost impossible to fathom that the case of The Muscovy Comptus Clock consists of over 2,500 components carved of stone.

St. Basil’s stern red brick facades embody as insurmountable fort-like walls that protect towers with gold crosses and battlements just like the Heavenly Jerusalem. Konstantin used jasper to imitate the red brick walls and white marble to copy the white stone details of the first St. Basil’s facade.

St. Basil’s unique colorful and fanciful decorations utilized almost every single design element available to ancient Russian architects: both individual and running chains of never ending corbel arches, machicoulis, arched belts, pointed, openwork cornices, columns, rosettes, glazed tilework, and naturally carved stars, crosses, geometric forms and floral ornaments. Konstantin Chaykin and his team used multiple modern miniaturist techniques to re-create all of these decorative elements.

The decorations on The Muscovy Comptus Clock are incredibly precise and detailed. The miniature patterns on the base and the towers are assembled from hundreds of tiny pieces of stone, carved and polished to perfection and then assembled into mosaics using a special technique to affix each and every piece to the skeleton of the case.

The case of The Muscovy Comptus Clock is topped with nine towers, eight of which are carved and polished by hand. Konstantin chose the most beautiful stones to reflect the colors of the original St. Basil’s: yellow and green marble, jasper, nephritis, cacholong, coral and lapis lazuli.

The Muscovy Comptus Clock starts out just like The Northern Comptus Clock, with an indicator of the dates of Eastern Orthodox Easter both in the Julian and the Gregorian calendars, a lunar phase indicator and a power reserve indicator on the face.

On the reverse side of The Muscovy Comptus Clock you can see a one-minute tourbillon, an equation of time indicator and a Star Map of the Moscow sky.

In this latest clock, Konstantin goes further yet, and adds additional faces on the sides of the case, as well.

Konstantin Chaykin uses the extra faces on The Muscovy Comptus Clock to add more indicators. For instance, there is an indicator of lunar movement relative to the sun.

This indicator consists of models of the Earth, the Moon and the Sun, which reflect their relative positions at all times, as well as the light and dark sides of both the Earth and the Moon.

This indicator also shows world time on the model of the Earth by placing cities around the world in their correct time zones on the miniature Earth.

The fourth face of The Muscovy Comptus Clock depicts the analemma and the current position of the Sun on its trajectory at any given point in time.

There are four small dials with hands in the corners of this face which indicate respectively the length of day, the length of night, the time of sunrise and the time of sunset in Moscow.

And finally, this clock contains a special complication whereby the clock informs the owner of when it needs to be wound with a special audible signal.

Two cities, two cathedrals and two clocks. Konstantin Chaykin invites everyone to turn yet another page over in Russian History with his unique new timepiece, The Muscovy Comptus Clock.

Technical Specifications

Movement

T03-1
Size: HxWxD –  175X164X160 mm
Materials: brass, steel, duralumin, bronze, gold, lapis lazuli, hard alloy, sapphire, diamonds
Jewels: 13
Number of bearings: 102
Escapement: anchor
Power Reserve: 10 days
Accuracy: +/- 20 seconds per day

Face
Size: 158.128 mm
Materials and techniques: brass, steel, lapis lazuli, sapphire glass , sandstone, mother of pearl, ofiokaltsit, rhodonite, diamonds, fianit, beryl (heliodor, nickeling, gilding, guilloche, circular grinding, polishing, laser engraving, stamping, enameling, mosaics.

Hands
Materials: steel, gold, diamonds and blued steel
Number of components: 2506

Case
Size: HxWxD – 440x290x320 mm
Materials: brass, steel, duralumin, silver, mineral glass, malachite, marble, lapis lazuli, jade, cacholong, coral, jasper.
Finishing and Decorative Techniques: nickeling, gilding, patination, stone carving, Russian mosaics.

Functions
Hour Hand
Minute Hand
Second Hand
One-minute Tourbillon

Eternal Calendar Complication:
• Days of the week indicator
• Date Indicator
• Month Indicator
• Year Indicator
• Leap Year Indicator
Annual Indication of Eastern Orthodox Easter by the Gregorian and Julian Calendars

Power Reserve Indication:
• Hand to indicate power reserve
• Critical power reserve Indicator
• Single tone critical power reserve signal

Astronomical Indicators:
– Lunar Phase Indicator
– Star Map for Moscow
– Sidereal Time Indicator
– Equation of Time Indicator
– Time of Year Indicator
– Analemma Indicator
– Sun’s declination
– Sunrise in Moscow
– Sunset in Moscow
– Length of the day in Moscow
– Length of the night in Moscow
– Indicator of the Lunar Cycle relative to the Solar Cycle
World Clock

Patents
# 2353978 – Calendar complication and method for tracking the dates of Eastern Orthodox Easter
# 2306618 Calendar complication for tracking the dates of Eastern Orthodox Easter and related Feast Days.
# 2557345 – Clock with a mechanical complication for reflecting lunar cycles relative to solar cycles.
# 2526554 – An indicator of the power reserve of a clock movement, and clocks with indicators of power reserve.
# 2408043 – A method and calendar complication of reflecting the differences between the true position of the Sun relative to the mean Sun position, as well as the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and the, summer and winter solstices on the analemma.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker

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.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch

The ‘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.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker stainless steel watch

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.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch

Especially for ‘Joker’ watch, Konstantin Chaykin developed module with double-disk time indication (hours and minutes as Joker eyes) and moon-phase display (Joker’s recognizable smile).

Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch

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.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch stainless steel

The Konstantin Chaykin ‘Joker’ watch is available in a stainless steel. This edition is limited to 99 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Joker

Edition
Limited edition 99 pieces

Movement
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

Functions
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 42 millimetres; height 13.7 millimetres
Glass: Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 millimetres
Case parts: 36

Dial
Finish: Silver and ruthenium plating, two types of guilloche
Dial parts: 9

Strap
Violet alligator leather, calfskin lining, green stitching
Buckle: Prong buckle in stainless steel

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time. Krusenstern

Konstantin Chaykin has dedicated his latest watch, ‘Russian Time. Krusenstern’, to Russia’s glorious naval history.

This new model from the Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time collection pays tribute to Adam Johann von Krusenstern (known in Russia as Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern).

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time. Krusenstern

Kruzenshtern was the first representative of the Russian Empire to complete a voyage around the world. He made his voyage in two small three-mast ships.

Konstantin has chosen to depict these two ships on one side of the 44 mm case made of 18 karat rose gold. The ‘Nadezhda’ (Hope) is hand engraved to the right of the winding button, while the ‘Neva’ is on the left. There is a cabled design beginning at the rear of both ships and narrowing into the lugs.

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time. Krusenstern

We, 21st century travelers, who fearlessly sail off on cruises in multi-ton ocean liners equipped with countless electronic devices cannot even imagine how risky Krusenstern’s voyage was in those days.

In 1803 Krusenstern and his crew set out on what turned out to be a three-year voyage filled with countless unpredictable adventures. They had a limited number of navigational instruments and even the most precise geographical maps of the day still had numerous blank spots.

But Russia needed to strengthen her reputation as a naval power, as well as to chart new and lucrative oversea trade routes. After all, it took up to five years to cross the immense land mass between St. Petersburg and Alaska. The dial of the ‘Russian Time.Krusenstern’ watch reminds one of the immense size of Russia to this day. To start, Russia covers 11 time zones.

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time. Krusenstern watch

The ‘Russian Time.Krusenstern’ watch contains a complication that was patented last year – it tells the time in all 11 Russian time zones using two apertures located on the top and the bottom of the dial. Both crescent-shaped apertures are divided into a light section for daytime hours and a dark section for nighttime hours.

The central skeleton hands point at Roman numerals identifying hours and a minute scale on the perimeter of the dial and are set to the local time. Then the other 10 time zones in the apertures are set based on the central hands in 24-hour time.

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time. Krusenstern watch

The top aperture lists the main city in each zone with lines leading to the necessary numerals. The same information is depicted on the bottom within a color coded map of Russia added to the dial using hot enamel divided by gold borders into 11 time zones. The central part of the dial under the skeleton hands has a hand-engraved border.

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time. Krusenstern

The success of Russia’s first voyage around the globe, at an average speed of 9 knots an hour, across the seas from St. Petersburg to Japan (6 seas and 3 oceans) is celebrated in a special world clock complication. The world clock module is attached to the ‘cote-de-Geneve’ decorated K01-7 caliber and has its own hand-winding button on the opposite side.

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time. Krusenstern

The complication consists of a 24-hour disc which rotates and a double row of the names of famous cities engraved in a circle on the caseback – protected by a sapphire crystal. Time is indicated for each world time zone based on the time of day.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time. Krusenstern

Movement
Proprietary caliber K01-7 hand wound, diameter – 37.7 mm, width – 9 mm.
Materials: Steel, brass, bronze
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Jewels: 19
Escapement: Anchor
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Accuracy: -20/+40 seconds per day

Functions
Hour and Minute
Local Hour indication in 11 Russian time zones
Local Hour indication in 11 Russian cities
Day and Night Hour Indication
World Time indication

Case
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Materials: 18 carat rose gold, sapphire crystal on the front and back
Winding button: 18 karat rose gold, sapphire cabochon

Dial
Diameter of face: 38.2 mm
Materials; gold, enamel
Face: Hand-engraved, rhodium
Hands: Skeleton, bronze, black nickel

Band
Natural leather strap with an18 karat rose gold clasp

Additional details
Hand and laser engraving on the dial
Hot enamel map of Russia
Hand engraving on the body of the case.

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time

It requires eleven time zones to cover the vast area of Russia from Moscow to Kamchatka and from the Arctic Sea to the Caucuses. These time zones represent 11 Russian cities that are Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Norilsk, Yakutsk, Chersky, Samara, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Anadyr, and Vladivostok.

The world renowned master watch maker Konstantin Chaykin, the creative head of the watch brand named after him brings all these time zones to a single wristwatch: the Russian Time.

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time watch

The unique design of the Russian Time Watch is focused on showing the time in all eleven time zones in Russia. At the top of the dial, between IX and III, we listed all of the eleven cities used to identify the time zones. Each city name is connected with a line to the hour indicator located directly below the list of cities.

The Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time Watch contains a second way to tell time in all eleven Russian time zones. In the bottom half of the dial, between III and IX, we find a map of Russia divided into the time zones. Each time zone is connected with a line to an hour indicator located towards the bottom of the dial. Skeleton hands indicating time on the main dial make it more convenient to absorb all of this information.

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time

The Russian Time Watch is available in a limited edition and comes in a steel case 44 mm in diameter, complete with a proprietary hand wound movement with a 48 hour power reserve. The watch comes with a black leather band with a buckle closure.

The movement contains a patented complication which allows all eleven Russian time zones to be shown in the indicator apertures. The glorious caliber, created to the highest watchmaking standards can be seen through clear case back.

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time

Konstantin Chaykin was inspired to create the Russian Time Watch after a visit to the Peterhof Palace, where he saw the Ivan Yurin clock. This clock has an enormous fretwork dial encrusted with numerous small dials. Each of these has a name of a city in the Russian Empire on it and each dial tells time according to the pre-revolutionary system of time zones.

This antique clock reflects a bygone era of Russian history. Many cities have new names and some are no longer part of Russia, such as Novo-Arkhangelsk in Alaska (now New Archangel).

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time

Movement
Caliber: К01-7
Escapement: Anchor
Dimensions: 31 х 7,7 mm
Frequency: 21 600 vph
Jewels: 17
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Accuracy: -20/+40 seconds per day

Case
Diameter: 44 mm,
Material: Stainless steel

Dial
Diameter: 38,2 mm
Color: Black

Band
Materials: Natural leather
Closure: Buckle

Functions
Hour Indication
Minute Indication
Local Hour indication in 11 Russian time zones
Local Hour indication in 11 Russian cities
Day and Night Hour Indication

Konstantin Chaykin Diana Watch

Russian master watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin dedicates his new horology art piece to women. The Diana Watch, the latest ladies wristwatch from the world famous Russian watch manufactory is equipped with a novel moon phase indicator.

Konstantin Chaykin is already famous for his unique mechanical complications, and in the Diana Watch he has created a new masterpiece exclusively for women. Gold and diamonds, beloved by women everywhere, are merely decorations for a show based on a new complicated mechanism. The central invention is an original method to keep track of the mysterious Moon.

The Konstantin Chaykin Diana Watch is named after the ancient Mediterranean goddess Diana, known also as Artemis. This beloved daughter of Jupiter embodied the Moon for the ancient Romans. Every evening she enters her chariot and milk white stallions drive her across the sky. And the stars, the heavenly diamonds looked after their goddess and lit her way.

Konstantin Chaykin Diana Watch

The Diana Watch comes in a polished white gold case, with a pearl on the winding button and a matching silk band. The bezel and the ears are decorated with shining diamonds to highlight the blue guilloche face. Almost half of the face is covered with a fantastically-shaped rhodium covered lake.

The face itself, with its light and dark zones is the location of the unique moon phase indicator. The Moon is represented as an extra hand designed to resemble the Mirror of Venus. As this hollow ‘mirror’ moves it encircles different areas of the bright lake on the face, and as a result the different combinations of light and dark surfaces identify the phases of the Moon.

Telling ‘Moon’ time is easy using the Konstantin Chaykin Diana Watch. When the ‘mirror’ is at the 6 o’clock position, the entire mirror is filled with light, which signifies that the Moon is full. Naturally, when the Moon is new, the entire mirror is dark. All of the other phases of the waxing and waning Moon are indicated by how much bright surface versus dark surface is encircled by the ‘mirror’.

Konstantin Chaykin Diana Watch

The Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture places great emphasis on the design and finish of every detail in the case and the movement. The Diana Watch includes a new and unique proprietary caliber with a hand-wound movement containing carefully polished details.

The plates of the movement are decorated with Côtes de Genève. Gold screws securely hold 17 ruby bearings.  The wheels and gears are gilded; the drum wheel and winding drum are polished ideally. The clear sapphire glass back of the case lets one to see the heart of the Diana Watch – the balance.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Diana Watch

Movement
Caliber K01-6
Escapement: Anchor
Dimensions: 40 х 12 mm
Jewels: 17
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Gold

Functions
Hour Indication
Minute Indication
Moon phases

Case
White gold
Diameter: 33.8 mm

Dial
Brass, rhodium plated

Konstantin Chaykin Decalogue Luah Shana (with engraving)

On the eve of Hanukkah, Konstantin Chaykin presents the updated Decalogue Luah Shana watch. The new unusual design created in a single copy.

Inspired by works of art of the Jewish people the author has updated their incredible handmade engraving. The majestic columns placed on the face of the watch, which offers a beautiful view of the central part of the watch, which includes: an indicator of hours and minutes, moon phases and lunar calendar.

The Decalogue Luah Shana Watch is Hebrew in both design and in how time is indicated. The hands move from right to left, a reminder of how time was indicated on the famous tower clock on the Old Town Hall in the Josefov, the old Jewish quarter of Prague. The Decalogue Luah Shana also uses Hebrew letters instead of numerals on the dial, which are read right to left as well.

Konstantin Chaykin Decalogue Luah Shana watch

The artists who designed the Decalogue Luah Shana Watch turned to classic Hebrew artwork and design elements for inspiration. There are columns on the dial which represent the famous columns of the First Temple, the Temple of Solomon. These majestic columns are described in the Tanakh by Melachem.

King Solomon commanded to build two copper columns placed on either side of the main entrance of the Temple. Both were 9 meters tall: the right (south) column was named Jachin (‘He confirms’ in ancient Hebrew) and the left one (north side) was named Boaz (“The strength is in Him”). The columns were cast by master Hiram from Tyre. Hebrew letters are used to mark the hours on the Decalogue Watch and the hours progress from right to left as is standard for the Hebrew system.

Each letter has a numerical value ranging from 1 to 12 according to gematria from the Kabbalah. Therefore, the hands on the Decalogue Watch also move ‘anti-clockwise’ as it were. This function is called the reverse system of hand movement. Konstantin invented this function for the Decalogue and Decalogue Rega Watches and has patented it.

Konstantin Chaykin Decalogue Luah Shana

The large lunar phase indicator is a stylized replica of the stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments, the Decalogue, were carved in ancient Aramaic by God and given to Moses on Mt. Sinai on the fiftieth day after the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. There is an indicator of lunar days underneath. The lunar phase indicator is vital for in this watch: it allows the owner to calculate Jewish holidays. This indicator makes it easy to track the beginning and end of lunar months.

The proprietary K 01-0 caliber is visible through the sapphire glass on the back of the case. The Luah Shana Watch is a fine example of elegant watchmaking art: the bridges are decorated with ‘cotes de Geneve’, gold chatons support the jewels, and the facings on barrel wheel are perfectly polished. The Hebrew nature of the watch is reiterated by the Star of David engraved on the barrel wheel and decorated with blue enamel.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Decalogue Luah Shana

Movement
Caliber K01-0
Escapement: anchor
Dimensions: 42х11.20 mm
Jewels: 17
Power Reserve: 48 hours

Case
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: rose gold

Functions
Hour Indication
Minute Indication
Moon phases
Power reserve indicator
Lunar Calendar

Dial
Diameter: 36.7mm
Materials: White gold

Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis

World renowned Russian watch manufacture, Konstantin Chaykin presents the Genius Temporis, an exceptional wristwatch 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.

Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis 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.

Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis

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.

Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis

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

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis

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

Konstantin Chaykin Carpe Diem

Konstantin Chaykin, the Russian inventor and founder of the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture designed a watch that is more than a timepiece – but a piece of art.

Konstantin named the watch Carpe Diem (Latin for Seize the Day) and included multiple allegoric representations of time in the mechanics and the design to create a harmonious reminder of how important the present is and how fleeting time really is for each and every one of us.

Konstantin Chaykin Carpe Diem watch
The main idea behind the Carpe Diem Watch is to embody the abstract idea of time using classic metaphors from the Western canon. The symbols included in Konstantin’s design hark back to paintings by Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder, Pieter Claesz and Heorhiy Narbut.

Konstantin Chaykin Carpe Diem watch

The main character in the Carpe Diem Watch is the ancient god Chronos, who had birthed Time, the first element of Creation. He is depicted in a personal and vivid form: lost in thought, with deep wrinkles on his forehead, Chronos is enthroned on the miniature dial that only indicates hours. In one hand Chronos wields a scythe and his other hand rests on an hourglass. A starry night sky in the background symbolizes the cosmic nature of time.

Konstantin Chaykin Carpe Diem watch

The technical innovation in the Carpe Diem Watch is the patented mechanism by Konstantin Chaykin: using a few shutters Konstantin was able to create the illusion of sand flowing through an hourglass.

Konstantin Chaykin Carpe Diem watch

In the Carpe Diem Watch, the moving sand serves as the minute indicator. Hours are indicated by a hand contained in a miniature dial decorated with a monogram. The Konstantin Chaykin Carpe Diem Watch also includes a day of the week indicator, where each day is indicated by the appropriate astrological sign.

Konstantin Chaykin Carpe Diem watch

Konstantin invented and patented a new calibre, the K 01-4 for the Carpe Diem Watch, a caliber which belongs to his line of movements to tell time in non-standards ways of indication.

The bridges in the Carpe Diem are decorated with ‘côtes de Genève’, the escapement wheel is gold, and the gleaming barrel wheel and winding wheels are perfectly polished.

The work of the balance is visible through the sapphire glass back. The case is hand engraved, while the decorations and the image of Chronos are patinated.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Carpe Diem

Movement
Calibre K 01-4
Dimensions (mm): 38.6 x 7.9
Materials: gold, stainless steel
Escapement: lever (anchor)
Jewels: 33
Power Reserve: 46 hours

Case
18K rose gold
Dimensions: diameter 45mm

Functions
Hours
Animated minute indication in the form of an hourglass (1 full cycle per 60 minutes) minutes
Days of the week indication using astrological symbols

Dial
Silver, 18K rose gold, 11 diamonds
Transparent window diameter: 38.1mm

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch Eadweard Muybridge Edition

Unveiled this year at Basel world by Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture, the Cinema Watch contains an amazing animation complication, the first ever in a mechanical watch.

This exceptional timepiece from the Russian watch manufacture contains two movements: the timekeeping movement proper and an animation movement based on the principles of a zoopraxiscope. The animation function is launched manually and shows a small movie of a galloping horse and rider in a small window at 6:00.

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch Eadweard Muybridge Edition

The first Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch commemorates Eadweard Muybridge, legendary photographer and inventor, considered to be one of the fathers of modern cinematography. Muybridge created the first ever series of consecutive photographs of a running horse, capturing each movement precisely.

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch Eadweard Muybridge Edition

In 1879 Muybridge invented a device he named a zoopraxiscope to show these photographs in a rapid sequence which created the illusion of a moving racehorse. The zoopraxiscope was the prototype of what the brothers Lumière would name a cinématographe camera a mere 20 years later.

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch Eadweard Muybridge Edition

The Cinema Watch is designed to resemble an antique photo- or cinema camera. The square steel case is finished using three techniques: polishing, grinding and hot pressing. The dial is designed to resemble an antique camera lens with the hour and minute chapter rings resembling aperture or stop rings on a camera lens. The face itself is finished in black lacquer decorated with ‘clous-de-Paris’ guilloché.

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch Eadweard Muybridge Edition

The aperture housing the mini-movie of the galloping horse and rider is located at 6:00. The winding and the animation launch crowns are located opposite each other at 3:00 and 9:00 respectively. A transparent sapphire case-back reveals the unusual inner works of the Cinema Watch. Finally, a black, custom-made alligator skin wristband completes this elegant and unusual watch.

The animation movement in the Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch contains a Maltese cross stop-work which turns a disc engraved with 12 images of a galloping horse and rider in different poses.

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch Eadweard Muybridge Edition

Konstantin Chaykin borrowed the concept of an obturator from cinematography: he included an obturator, a tiny shutter, to screen the animation aperture at the start of the animation cycle in order to prevent a blurry effect. During the animation cycle, the frames move at the rate of 1 per 0.07 second, as does the obturator at the beginning.

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch Eadweard Muybridge Edition

The Cinema Watch contains a bridge and movements finished in a classic style appropriate for luxury class watches: with bridges decorated with pearling and ‘clous-de-Paris’, ruby bearings set in elegant gold chatons and gold-plated gear trains. What is unusual is the presence of two winding drums: one for the watch movement, one for the animation.

Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch Eadweard Muybridge Edition

Both are wound using the same crown, which is turned clock wise to wind the watch, and anti-clockwise to wind the animation.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Cinema Watch Eadweard Muybridge Edition

Movement
Calibre KCM 01-0
Dimensions (mm): 32*42,5*7,5
Materials: steel, brass, enamel
Escapement: anchor
Jewels: 31
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Animation Power Reserve: 20 seconds
Animation Speed: 1 cycle per second (12 images)
Vibration: 21 600 v.p.h

Functions
Hours
Minutes
Animation

Case, dial & strap
Case Dimensions (mm): 37x47x12,2
Materials: Stainless steel
Dial: Stainless steel, black lacquer, guilloché
Strap: Alligator skin

Konstantin Chaykin Quartime

The Quartime Watch from Konstantin Chaykin offers a new vision for telling time. The unique idea embodied in the Quartime Watch is that counting time in manageable segments helps us, in this hectic day and age, to organize our day better.

Konstantin Chaykin QUARTIME Watch

Instead of dividing the day into halves – après midi and post midi (AM/PM), the Quartime Watch divides the day into 4 segments, reflecting how we actually divide the day in our minds.

Konstantin Chaykin QUARTIME Watch

The Quartime Watch divides the day into four 6 hour segments: morning, day, evening and night. This is how we naturally perceive the daily cycle: thus, the Quartime Watch helps us stay attuned to natural rhythms. Four time of the day, four quarters – the circle is complete.

Konstantin Chaykin QUARTIME Watch

The hours are displayed in 6 tiny apertures on the face, and the time of day is displayed in a small window on the bottom. The numbers used to mark the hours are 12-5 for the night, 6-11 for the morning, 12-5 for the day and finally 6-11 for the evening. At the start of each segment of the day the hour disc and the time of day disc both move.

Konstantin Chaykin QUARTIME Watch

Konstantin Chaykin invented a new movement to tell time in 6 hour segments. The new generation movement is contained in a classic case made of steel or rose gold. There are three models available: a classic model in a steel case with hour and minute hands and two models with a second hand on a secondary dial available in rose gold or steel cases.

Konstantin Chaykin QUARTIME Watch

The dial is decorated with clou de Paris guilloche, and the hands are all blued in a traditional and complicated process, whereby the hands are heated to a certain temperature which creates the lovely shade of deep blue.

Konstantin Chaykin QUARTIME Watch

The patented KQR Caliber was developed and manufactured by the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture. All 200 details of the caliber are created, decorated and finished in a complicated multi-step process.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin QUARTIME Watch

Movement
Caliber K01-3
Escapement: anchor
The frequency of vibrations: 21600
Dimensions: 31 x 6, 2 mm
Jewels: 23
Power Reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hour, Minute, Second, the Time of the Day Indication

Case
Dimensions: 40 x 13 mm
Material: Rose Gold

Dial
Diameter: 33 mm
Colour: Silver or Black

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod Prime

In March 2011, the world-famous watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin introduced the exclusive Lunokhod watch with a realistic moon phase indicator. The master now presents an updated version of this timepiece.

The heart of this unique watch is still a small copy of the Moon. In the first version the Moon was represented by a ball made of wootz. It is now replaced with a large saltwater pearl.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod Prime watch

The caliber of the new Lunokhod watch was completely designed and developed by Konstantin Chaykin Watch & Clock Atelier. Each part of the watch has been ground and polished by hand.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod Prime

Nonstandard technical design of the mechanism is also determined by the need to set a spherical moon-phase indicator in motion. The ideally round pearl, 12 mm in diameter, is always fixed as the Moon itself relative to the Earth, and the change of phases is displayed by a silver half-sphere rotating around it, symbolizing the shaded part of the Earth satellite.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod Prime

Moon phases replace each other continuously, with equal intervals. Revolution period is 29 days, 15 hours, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds. The unique caliber is equipped with a patented, Moon phase continuous correction device. Konstantin Chaykin was the first one in the world to introduce this innovative solution in a mechanical watch.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod Prime watch rose gold

Dressed in a luxurious case made of 18-karat gold, the new Lunokhod has undergone a number of other improvements. Now, minutes are indicated by a retrograde scale located at the bottom of the dial.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod Prime

Hours are still displayed in the 12 and 24 hour format. Watch dial is a transparent sapphire glass revealing the “mechanical lace” made of hundreds of continuously interacting components.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod

The Konstantin Chaykin LUNOKHOD is a spectacular timepiece which wrote a new chapter in the history of horology by the way it displays the most beautiful complication, the Moon Phase.

The New Moon was brought by Konstantin Chaykin into the world of watchmaking. Its tiny model, a 12-millimeter wootz ball, is placed at the center of the dial.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod

As well as the Orb of Night is always drawn to us with one of its part the lunar globe in Konstantin Chaykin watch is fixed, and changing of phases is displayed by rotating around of a silver half-sphere, covered with black rhodium, which symbolize the shaded part of the Earth’s satellite. Such innovative solution of lunar phases indication is used for the first time. The watch got its name in honor of heroic achievements of the Soviet space navigation in the Moon opening up.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod watch

For the case of the Moon watch Konstantin Chaykin chose an unusual material – wootz. And there is good reason. Complex patterned structure of this amazing steel recalls the relief of lunar surface. Large 50 mm diameter watch made of the metal used for centuries in gunnery looks very manly.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod

Wootz used for the case is made by one of the best gunsmiths in Russia, expert on damask steel and wootz, Sergey Lunev. And the case appearance is designed by Konstantin Chaykin and designer Vikenty Gryaznov. As planned by the developers the watch in profile resembles outlines of a lunar rover.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod movement

Manufactory caliber of the watch Lunokhod is completely designed and developed by Konstantin Chaykin. Each part was polished by hand, in the best tradition of watchmaking. Non-standard technical device is caused by need to drive the large spherical lunar phases indicator – maestro’s patented invention.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod watch case-back

Material for the winding and drum wheels is ancient Indian wootz. The back cover is transparent to allow observing of complex and amazing life of micro details which drive the whole movement.

Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod

Lunokhod was a self-moving scout-machine which first in the history worked for a long time on the surface of a celestial body.

On 17 November 1970, Lunokhod-1 was delivered to the Moon by the automatic interplanetary station “Luna-17” and landed on the territory of the lunar Mare Imbrium. Planet rover worked on the lunar surface from 11/17/1970 to 10/04/1971 – three times longer than initially calculated for its life. During its work it investigated 80 000 sq. meters of the lunar surface and the distance traveled was 10 km 540 m.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod

Movement
Size: 32mm x 37 mmx 6,6 mm
Balance vibration frequency: 21 600 vph
Jewels: 25
Escapement: anchor
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hours and Minutes
Lunar phases
Days and nights

Case
Size: 50 mm in diameter, thickness – 10,7 mm
Materials: wootz
Glass: Sapphire

Strap
Ostrich strap

Konstantin Chaykin «Hijra» Watch with Built-in Muslim Calendar

Famous Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin surprises and delights connoisseurs of exclusive watchmaking with his men’s mechanical watch «Hijra» with built-in Muslim calendar.

Konstantin Chaykin is a member of the prestigious Academy of Independent Watchmakers (AHCI), and better known for his horological masterpieces featuring different calendar systems such as the astronomical table clock with perpetual calendar and Orthodox Easter date indicator, and table clock with retrograde indicator of the Muslim calendar dates.

Konstantin Chaykin «Hijra» Watch with Built-in Muslim Calendar

This luxurious watch looks like a tiny mosque. Its case is made in strict accordance with Arab architectural traditions. Its outlines remind of the eternally young, attracting East, burning gold of sand and azure coolness of oases. The side face of the case is stylized under the column hall of a mosque – aivan.

The names of Allah and prophet Muhammad are imprinted on the golden insets. An arabesque ornament which is the whimsical interlacing of geometrical and floral motives goes along the bezel. The same charming ornament surrounds the window of the indicator of Lunar phases.

Konstantin Chaykin «Hijra» Watch with Built-in Muslim Calendar

Delicate performance of the hands bows to the excellent traditions of Muslim architecture: hour hand is in the form of a mosque dome, the minute hand – in the form of minaret, and the hand of the Muslim calendar dates indicator is crowned by the most known religious symbol of Islam – crescent.

Every component of Konstantin Chaykin watch remembers hands and heart of the maestro, who put in it the particle of his life. Indeed processing of only one detail can take up to one hundred hours of intensive and precise maestro’s work, as in the watch of such level everything should be perfect, even the disks invisible for the eye.

But the watch is wonderful not only thanks to conceptual design. Its main feature is the ability to indicate days of week, dates and months of the Muslim calendar. The beginning of Muslim chronology is connected with the real historical events from the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

Konstantin Chaykin «Hijra» Watch with Built-in Muslim Calendar

The beginning of his sermonizing activity relates to year 610, and Muslim chronology begins counting from the migration of the Prophet from Mecca into Yasrib. The arrival of the Prophet into Yasrib (Medina) refers to Rabi’ al-awwal 12 (on September 24) of year 622, and 1 year of Hijra began Muharram 1st (on July 16) of year 622.

The beginning of each month of Muslim calendar is determined by Lunar cycles, the beginning of new fourth is the beginning of new month. Lunar month lasts from the appearance of one new moon to the following, i.e., 29 days12 hours 44 minutes 3,8 seconds, so some months have 29 days and others have 30 days. This explains the fact that in comparison with the solar calendar in the Muslim calendar the shift back on 10 days occurs every year. The year in Muslim calendar consists of 354 or 355 days.

The Muslim calendar is lunar by the type: it is built only on the change in lunar phases and does not depend on the motion of the sun.

Konstantin Chaykin «Hijra» Watch with Built-in Muslim Calendar

The structure of Muslim calendar has two varieties: “Arab cycle” based on the 30-year periodicity and including 11 bissextile years, and “Turkish cycle” based on the 8-year periodicity and including 3 bissextile years. In some countries (Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan) people simultaneously use the calendars built both on one and on the other cycle.

Month in different countries begins in different time. It happens due to the different beginning of astronomical lunar month. Classical duration of the months in Muslim calendar alternates, except for bissextile years. Calendar in Konstantin Chaykin watch is maximally approximate to astronomical lunar month and can differ in 1-2 days from the beginning of Muslim month in different countries.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin «Hijra» Watch with Built-in Muslim Calendar

Movement
Basic mechanism EVA 01, the highest quality of process with golden bezels made in Konstantin Chaykin Watch&Clock Atelier. Manual wind. Anchor escapement. Antistrike device of the balance wheel shaft. Micrometer regulator of the course accuracy. Additional module of Muslim calendar including the indicator of lunar phases, days of week, dates and months according to Islamic calendar (patented by Konstantin Chaykin Atelier). Minimum 48 hours power reserve. Accuracy of course -10/+15 sec per day. 21 jewels. 31 mm in diameter. Thickness 7,3 мм. 21 600 wph. The wheels made of gold.

Features
Additional module of Muslim calendar including the indicator of lunar phases, days of week, dates and months according to Islamic calendar (patented design by Konstantin Chaykin Atelier).

Case
Stainless steel. 45 mm in diameter. Sapphire crystal, transparent back cover. The inscription on the back cover in Arabic from Koran «It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light (of beauty), and measured out stages for her; that ye might know the number of years and the count (of time)». The side face of the case is stylized under the column hall of a mosque – aivan. The names of Allah and prophet Muhammad are imprinted on the golden insets. An arabesque ornament goes along the bezel.

Dial
Silver-plating, gilding.
Hands: Steel. Made and polished by hands

Strap
Individually made from alligator for every watch