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 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

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 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 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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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. New ‘Joker’ watch, presented by Konstantin Chaykin at BaselWorld-2017 jewellery and watch fair, is fitted with disk hours and minutes indicators as well as moonphase display.

New ‘Joker’ obviously has non-poker face because it is highly emotional and unpredictable – every minute. We counted that human eye will easily recognize more than twenty thousands of various grimaces, from hopelessly moody at full-moon 15:42 to flamy tongue-in-cheek at first quarter of the moon 15:48.

Especially for ‘Joker’ watch Konstantin Chaykin had developed module with double-disk time indication (hours and minutes as Joker eyes) and moon-phase display (Joker’s recognizable smile).  Module has 8 jewels for friction reduction, it is mounted on tried and tested ‘workhorse’ automatic winding Caliber ETA 2824-2. Additional fixed crown set in 9-o’clock position is fitted with recessed corrector provided for correcting the moon-phase display.

The new ‘Joker’ watch is available in a stainless steel, the edition is limited to 99 pieces.

Technical details
Model: Joker
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

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.

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 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.

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 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). The very division into time zones has changed. In his new Russian Time Watch, Konstantin Chaykin has immortalized the Russia of today.

Technical details
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,
Materials: 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 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. Diana – the lovely and virginal huntress; was nevertheless the goddess of women and fecundity. It was to Diana that women prayed during childbirth. The fierce women-warriors of the Amazon tribe worshipped Diana as the ideal they strove for.

Today’s Amazons wear business suits instead of togas. They prefer serious, complicated mechanisms in precious cases to sweet baubles. Serious exclusive watches, like the Diana Watch with its patented moon phase indicator.

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 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’.

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
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 Genius Temporis

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

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

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

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

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

Case
Diameter: 44 mm
Materials: rose gold

Functions
Hour Indication
Minute Indication on demand

Dial
Materials: brass, gilding, rhodium plated

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.

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. 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.

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. 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 Carpe Diem Watch also includes a day of the week indicator, where each day is indicated by the appropriate astrological sign.

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
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.

The first 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. 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.

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 f stop rings on a camera lens. The face itself is finished in black lacquer decorated with ‘clous-de-Paris’ guilloché. 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 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 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.

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. 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
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 Lunokhod

Konstantin Chaykin holds a special place in Russian watch making industry.This young master watch maker, who is also the member of the prestigious Académie Horlogère Des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI),used to surprise the world watch community with his unusual findings in horology.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

Technical details

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

Functions:
– hours indication;
– minutes indication;
– lunar phases indication;
– days and nights indication

Case
Size: 50 mm in diameter, thickness – 10,7 mm
Materials: wootz
Glass: sapphire
Strap: ostrich

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.

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.

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. 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. 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
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

Konstantin Chaykin – Caliber V01 & Mystery

The Caliber V01 & Mystery are the two exclusive mechanical wrist watches made by Russian watchmaker, Konstantin Chaykin.

Konstantin Chaykin Caliber V01 
Caliber V01 by Konstantin Chaykin is a manual winding mechanical watch with an amazing power reserve of 240 hours approximately.


Technical details
Movement
– Manually wound
– 240 hours fully wound power reserve
– Diameter: 36 mm, height: 5 mm
– 18 000 semi-oscillations per hour
– 21 jewels

Functions
– Hours
– Minutes
– Small second.

Konstantin Chaykin Mystery
Mystery is a unique mechanical wrist watch made for men. It has a complicated movement which consists of 1281 pieces and 1000 jewels. The Mystery watch displays hours, minutes, date, month, moon phase, power reserve indicator, equation of time and star chart.

Technical details
Movement
– Manually wound
– 35 hours fully wound power reserve
– Diameter 38 mm, height 9 mm
– 18 000 semi-oscillations per hour
– 1000 jewels
– 1281 pieces

Functions
– Hours
– Minutes
– Date
– Month
– Moon phase
– Power reserve indicator
– Equation of time
– Star chart

Konstantin Chaykin – The Great Astronomical Easter Clock

New generation Russian watch maker Konstantin Chaykin has made this extremely complicated astronomical Easter clock, which he believes should be considered as one of the most complicated timepieces ever created.

The entire clock mechanism consists of more than 700 details, all hand-made and featuring an amazing number of complications: a minute tourbillon countering gravity, equation of time, celestial map of the sky above St Petersburg, reserve indicator for 14 hours, moon phase indicator, and a set of automatically shifting perpetual calendars for day, date, month and year.

To make this clock even more special Konstantin believes he has developed something truly unique – a patented module for perpetual indication of Orthodox holidays. An integral part of this new complication is an Easter indicator, believed to be the most complicated arrow indicator mechanism in the world. The gear work is considerably more complex than that of a minute repeater.

It contains a number of preset differential gear transmissions put together with over 200 hand made details. Mathematical formulae making this type of mechanical calculation possible undoubtedly put this clock into the class of grand complications. With the work nearing its end after two and a half years Konstantin is planning to adorn the clock with domes and tiny crosses transforming this mechanical wonder into a small Russian temple.