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Konstantin Chaykin Calavera Limited Edition

Konstantin Chaykin’s new joker watch takes inspiration from the calaveras, sugar skulls traditionally made in Mexico for the Day of the Dead, El Día de Muertos.

Calavera is the first watch by Konstantin Chaykin dedicated to Mexico and its amazing cultural heritage. It was presented at the SIAR (Salón Internacional Alta Relojería) exhibition (October 18-20) in Mexico City. The proprietor joker-indication module is a perfect fit for the new “sugar skull” Wristmon.

Usually, Konstantin Chaykin strives to keep the design as simple as possible, using the least possible amount of decorative elements. The traditional calaveras are richly and colorfully ornamented. However, the master watchmaker decided to use a minimalist approach for his interpretation of the sugar skull decoration.

The ornaments are only hinted at, and the color pallet is limited to four main shades: red, blue, deep blue and black, and of course the essential silvery-white, “sugary” background.

Deep black eyes serve as time indicators, the signature moon-shaped smile of the Wristmons shows the moon phase through the black web that traditionally signifies the teeth of the sugar skull.

The caseback features a sapphire crystal which showcases the self-winding rotor, blacked and decorated with circular brushing. The same rotor design was used previously in the Dracula and the Grimaldi the Clown watches.

For the Calavera, Konstantin created a variation of this design with additional decorative plates with the name of the model and the manufacture logo.

The Calavera watch is produced as a limited edition on 20 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Calavera Limited Edition

Movement
Calibre K.07-0 with automatic winding Base movement Swiss-made Eta 2824-2 Indication module: Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
31.5 mm diameter
7.6 mm depth (with module)
Escapement: anchor
Balance wheel frequency: 28’800 vph
Power reserve: 38 hours
Jewels: 33 (base mechanism – 25, module – 8 jewels)
Module parts: 61

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

Case
Stainless steel, caseback with a sapphire crystal
Case diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 13.7 mm
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating
Case components: 36

Dial
Silver finish, multi-layered lacquer, guilloche relief
Dial components: 12

Strap
Black alligator leather with calf skin lining and contrasting white stitching
Buckle produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture, classical style, stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 20 pieces

Konstantin Chaykin JOKER FIVE

Endowed with a new design and a new complication, Joker 5 marks the fifth anniversary of the sensational Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch.

For the new Joker model, Konstantin Chaykin created a skeleton dial similar to the unique Martian Tourbillon Wristmon created for the Only Watch 2021 auction.

This structure makes the main functional components of the Joker’s indication module visible from the dial side. Incidentally, the master has redesigned this module: the smiling moonphase indicator has been replaced by a new day-of-the week sector indicator: another wide, mischievous grin from ear to ear.

Konstantin Chaykin has been using day-of-the-week indicators in his Wristmons several times. The Joker Selfie, the Minotaur, and the Smilodon possess such a function.

In the Martian Tourbillon watch, the “smile”, which combined the Martian calendar and the day-of-the-week indicator, received the calendar function for the first time. Chaykin chose this version of the dial design for the new Joker 5 model. Thus, the smile of the new Wristmon became a retrograde day-of-the-week indicator.

The indication of hours and minutes is common for all the timepieces from the Wristmons collection. Thus, it is implemented in the eyes of the new Joker 5 watch. The indicator is a hand with a wide round “pupil” on the end which moves along the rhodium-plated scales. The skeletonized dial offers you the glimpses of the movement’s functional elements and the way it works.

For the new model, Konstantin Chaykin has developed a new type of finishing for the indication module plate. It features two different textures: a fine granular texture with micro-relief, and a dark grey anthracite coating. Their combination has given the surface of the plate its very special look. After the final treatment, it resembles the traditional frosted finish technique.

The movement includes four wheels with figuratively shaped spokes, which each form the symbols of one of the suits – hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs. Two rack levers shaped as a stylised letter “J”.

A bright red smile frames the day-of-the-week indicator. The thin red frame of the day-of-the-week indication hand destroys the symmetry of the Joker’s smile, turning it into a mischievous grin – the new emotion of Chaykin’s Wristmon.

The sapphire crystal caseback provides the owner with a detailed view of the automatic winding rotor’s finishing. The design of the rotor has been developed specially for this model. Half of the movement remains open and you can see the official Joker emblem engraved on the rotor.

Especially for the Joker 5 watch, Konstantin Chaykin has also designed an exclusive collector’s strap decorated with a bow tie and the Joker 5 color palette: purple, yellow and green.

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

The Konstantin Chaykin Joker 5 watch is issued in a limited edition of 38 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Joker 5

Movement
Caliber K.09-0 with automatic winding
Base movement: Modified Swiss-made Vaucher VMF 3002
Joker-indication module: Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Movement diameter: 31.9mm
Thickness: 8.78mm
Escapement: Swiss lever escapement
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 50 hours
Jewels: 38 (base movement – 28 jewels, module – 10 jewels)
Module parts: 142

Functions
Joker time indication with discs for the hours (on the left) and minutes (on the right); retrograde day-of-the-week indicator

Case
Stainless steel; caseback with sapphire window
Case diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 13.68mm
Crystal: High-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, diameter: 33mm
Case components: 34

Dial
Skeletonised, with guilloche décor

Strap
Exclusive collector’s Joker-strap with bow-tie, designed specially for this model, made from high-quality leather; contrasting green stitching
Buckle: Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture, classical style, stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 48 pieces

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Minions

Unveiled at the Dubai Watch Week 2021, this new Wristmon watch takes inspiration from the small, yellow pill-shaped creatures from the American computer-animated comedy film Minions.

The Konstantin Chaykin Minions watch features a banana-yellow dial with the emblematic joker indication module indicating the hour and minutes, and a white-toothed mouth displaying a moonphase indicator.

For this timepiece, Konstantin Chaykin redesigned his joker indication module. It has massive goggles covered with sapphire lenses and anti-reflective coating on both sides of the lenses. The displays of the hours, minutes and moon phase as well as the general concept of the dial’s layout and controls remain unchanged.

The Minions watch has a 40mm diameter stainless steel case. It is powered by the automatic Caliber K07-0, based on the Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement.

The blue denim watch strap evokes the Minions’ jumpsuits. The Konstantin Chaykin Minions watch is limited to 38 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Minions

Movement
Caliber K07-0, automatic winding
Basic mechanism: ETA 2824-2 (diameter 25.6 mm, height 4.6 mm)
Size: Diameter 31.5 mm, height 6.7 mm (incl. module)
Escapement: Lever escapement
Half-wave frequency: 28 800 vph
Number of stones: 29 (base mechanism – 21 stones, module – 8 stones)
Module parts: 61

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

Case
Stainless steel
Case diameter: 40mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, diameter 33mm
Case components: 38
Water resistance: З АТМ (30 m)

Dial
Finishing: Multi-layered lacquer coating, brass marker scale overlay with ruthenium coating
Dial parts: 15

Strap
Blue textile (micro-denim material) with calf leather lining and contrasting yellow stitching

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

Konstantin Chaykin Grimaldi the Clown

This new Wristmon timepiece is based on the award-winning Clown watch made by Konstantin Chaykin.

The Clown watch, created by Konstantin Chaykin in the autumn of 2017, was the first variation of the original Joker design. This creation won the audacity prize at the GPHG 2018. By winning this award, Konstantin Chaykin also become the first Russian watchmaker to be awarded a prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

The award was celebrated in the Clown 2 Audacity watch, produced as a limited edition in 2019. The Russian master now announces the release of his new watch, Grimaldi the Clown.

The words ‘Grimaldi the Clown’ appear in the Charles Dickens-edited fictionalised biography of Joseph Grimaldi, Memoirs of Grimaldi, the Clown. Konstantin Chaykin devotes his new watch to Joseph Grimaldi, a great artist and the first clown to turn the genre from a show of somewhat low standards into a true artform.

Grimaldi enabled the clown, one of the standard characters of the traditional harlequinade, to come to the fore. In fact, he took centre stage. The image of the clown as created by Grimaldi, with his outrageous costume, face painted in white make-up with red triangles on the cheeks, accentuated black eyebrows and big, red lips in a mischievous grin, was carefully reproduced by Konstantin Chaykin on the dial of his latest Wristmon.

The dial of this timepiece is made in hues typical of the first Joker and many other Wristmons, and it would be no exaggeration to say that Grimaldi is a co-author of its design.

The name of the watch, on the bezel of the steel case, is written in Baroque script – chosen by Konstantin Chaykin exclusively for this model. The same font is used in the minute- and hour-markers of the branded Joker-indication time indicator discs, made in the form of the character’s eyes.

The caseback features a sapphire window – the first watch in the Clown series to be given this. Through the sapphire window one can see the entire disc rotor of the automatic winding system and its ‘mysterious’ design. It’s a design which has previously been used in the Dracula watch.

In the Grimaldi the Clown timepiece the master has chosen to adorn it with decorative overlays featuring the name of the watch, the manufacture, and a circus tent in the centre – in the form of a solar ring with the manufacture’s logo.

Joseph Grimaldi gave us another catchphrase, which appears in various shows and even the songs of some performers – “Here we are again!”

Konstantin Chaykin has marked his latest Wristmon with this phrase, albeit with restraint – if you didn’t know, you’d never guess!

The secret inscription “Here we are again!” is made in clear varnish on the moonphase indicator disc. Actually, the disc features two moons, though at any given time only one of them is visible. This is one of the characteristic features of the Joker-indication invented by Konstantin Chaykin for his Wristmons.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Grimaldi the Clown

Movement
Caliber K.07-0 with automatic winding
Base mechanism: Swiss-made Eta 2824-2
Indication module: Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Caliber dimensions – Diameter: 31.5mm, thickness: 7.6mm (with module)
Escapement: Lever escapement
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 38 hours
Jewels: 33 (base caliber – 25 jewels, module – 8 jewels)
Module parts: 61

Functions
Joker-indication with discs for the hours, minutes, and moon phases

Case
Stainless steel, caseback with sapphire window
Case dimension – Diameter: 42mm, thickness: 13.7mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, diameter 34.5mm
Case components: 36

Dial
Finishing: Silvering, ruthenium coating, multi-layered lacquer coating, wave guilloche relief décor
Dial components: 12

Strap
Black alligator leather lined with calf leather, red stitching

Buckle
Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture, classic, stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 38 pieces

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Black Bet

In the new Joker Black Bet watch, Konstantin Chaykin complements the adventurous character of Joker (a lucky symbol in card games) with the gambling spirit of roulette.

The Konstantin Chaykin Joker Black Bet watch features a black PVD coated stainless steel case. Adorned with guilloche decoration and multi-layered lacquer coating, the dial features the emblematic Joker time indication. Chaykin has chosen to cover the eyes of the Joker with a luminescent coating. This gives a unique expression to the face-like dial when there is a low level of light.

In normal light, the additional, subconsciously perceived luminophore illumination creates a particular and very expressive shade, harmonious with the black and emerald-green finish of the dial.

The new Joker watch is a stylish embodiment of the spirit of gambling and the casino. The Joker Black Bet watch is released in a limited edition of 18 pieces, each labelled with a unique number following the sequence 15-4-2-17-6-13-11-8-10-24-33-20-31-22-29-28-35-26.

This numbering is based on the order of the black numbers on a roulette wheel. The caseback of the Konstantin Chaykin Joker Black Bet watch features an engraved relief image of a roulette wheel with numbered black sectors.

The number of each piece in the limited-edition series is marked with a ‘ball’, located in the corresponding sector, meaning each piece in the series can be considered unique.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Joker Black Bet

Movement
Caliber K07-0 with automatic winding
Base mechanism: Swiss-made Eta 2824-2
Module indication: Produced by Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture
Mechanism dimensions – Diameter: 31.5mm, thickness: 7.6mm (with module)
Escapement: Anchored
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 38 hours
Jewels: 33 (base mechanism – 25 jewels, module – 8 jewels)
Module parts: 61

Functions
Joker time indication with disc markers for the hours, minutes, and moon phases

Case
Stainless steel case with black PVD coating
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 13.7mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, diameter 34.5mm
Case components: 36
Caseback with engraved relief image of a roulette wheel with numbered black sectors. The number of each limited edition in the series is indicated by a ball in the corresponding sector

Dial
Finishing: Two types of guilloche relief décor, silvering, ruthenium coating, multi-layered lacquer coating
Dial components: 9

Strap
Exclusive, collectible alligator-leather strap in black purple, lined with purple calf leather, green stitching

Buckle
Produced by Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture, standard, stainless steel with black PVD coating

Edition
Limited edition of 18 pieces

Konstantin Chaykin Minotaur

As per the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2021 is the year of the Bull (from 12th February 2021 to 31st January 2022).

To mark the Chinese New Year, Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin created a new limited edition Wristmon watch inspired by the Minotaur, the mythical Cretan monster with a human body and bull’s head.

In the myths about the Minotaur, it is stated that the Athenians, in paying the tribute demanded by King Minos, every year brought seven boys and seven girls to be devoured by the bull-headed monster.

For a watchmaker, the number seven instantly brings to mind the day of the week indicator. Chaykin immediately thought of a technical solution for how to make the day of the week indicator big enough to fit his idea of the Joker indication as a calendar. With two discs indicating the hours and minutes, there was no room for a day of the week indicator disc of a size to suit Konstantin.

The two ‘sevens’ of the legend of the Minotaur led him to the idea of constructing a watch with a double-disc day of the week indicator, with the first letter of the day of the week on the first disc, and on the second, the second letter.

And so, in Chaykin’s imagination, the Minotaur – the creature of the myths of ancient Greece – burst its way into Chinese mythology. For his latest watch, he also bore in mind that the image of the bull is viewed with great optimism on Wall Street.

In the course of his reflections, Konstantin Chaykin gradually created the image of a watch – a bronze case, a dial made with bronze tones, a brutal buffalo-leather strap, and a watch décor featuring the motif of the Knossos labyrinth, where, legend has it, the Minotaur lived.

This motif can be found in the relief pattern on the dial, the engraving on the strap buckle, and on the automatic winding system. The upper lugs are made in the form of bull’s horns, without which the image of the Minotaur would be incomplete and unconvincing.

The master decided to use the Minotaur’s two nostrils, flared in anger, as apertures in his large day of the week indicator.

In order to make the indicator more convenient, Konstantin Chaykin opted to use sapphire lenses in the aperture window, the same as he had previously developed for the unique emoji-joker day of the week indicator in the Joker Selfie watch.

While replacing the moonphase indicator of the original Joker with a day of the week indicator may seem like a minor modification, Konstantin Chaykin started the development of the new Caliber K.08-1 literally from scratch. The base, as in the Mouse King 2020 watch, is the Swiss-made automatic Vaucher VMF 3002 movement.

Inspired by the legend of the Minotaur, Konstantin produced the two discs of the day of the week indicator in two different metals – bronze, symbolizing the Bronze Age, masculinity, and belligerence; and silver, symbolizing the Moon, femininity, and poetry.

These two parts are almost completely hidden under the dial, yet, even so, like all other parts of the display module and a number of the parts of Chaykin’s modified base movement, they are produced at the Russian manufacture with extreme meticulousness. When finishing the components, classical techniques are used – perlage, fine straight and circular grinding, sandblasting, bevelling and chamfering by hand, engraving, countersinks polishing for screws, pins and jewels, spherical polishing of pivots, and rhodium plating.

As has become tradition for Konstantin Chaykin’s watches featuring the Joker indication, the second fixed crown of the case is used as an indicator corrector – in this instance, for the day of the week indicator, which has a built-in corrector to make setting the index to the required day quick and convenient.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Minotaur Special Chinese New Year 2021

Edition
Limited edition of 8 pieces

Movement
Caliber K.08-1 with automatic winding
Module indication: Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Base movement: Swiss-made Vaucher VMF 3002
Diameter: 31.5mm
Thickness: 7.6mm (with module)
Escapement: Anchor
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 50 hours
Jewels: 36 (base movement – 28 jewels, module – 8 jewels)
Module parts: 67

Functions
Joker time indication with discs for the hours and minutes, and a large double-disc day of the week indicator

Case
Iron bronze
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 13mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, diameter 34.5mm
Case components: 36
Caseback: Titanium with sapphire window

Dial
Finishing: Guilloche relief décor, ‘labyrinth’ relief décor, multilayer lacquer coating
Dial components: 18

Strap
Exclusive cognac-shade buffalo-leather with ‘vintage’ finish, white stitching, branded with the Konstantin Chaykin manufacture logo personally carried out by Konstantin Chaykin himself
Buckle: Standard, titanium, produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture, with ‘labyrinth’ relief décor

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.

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.

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

Konstantin Chaykin Harlequin Ventuno

For this new Wristmon watch, Konstantin Chaykin has opted for the most popular mask of the Venetian comedy theatre, the Harlequin.

This timepiece is the latest addition to the Wristmons collection, regularly replenished by Konstantin Chaykin since the first in the series, the Joker watch, was presented in 2017. Ventuno means twenty-one in Italian language. As it was launched in the twenty-first year of the twenty-first century, Konstantin Chaykin named this watch Harlequin Ventuno.

The classic stainless-steel case of the Wristmons collection is engraved on the reverse with the Harlequin’s mask and his jester’s hat on a background of diamond shapes in relief.

The branded bezel is decorated with letters in relief which combine to form the name of the watch – Harlequin – while the exclusive strap is decorated with stitched red and black diamonds on a white base.

The dial is also made in silver-white with red and black tones. The black mask, like the wings of a bat, partly covers the face-like dial, giving this Wristmon a unique character full of emotion.

The expression on the face-like dial, with hour- and minute-indicator discs as eyes and the trademark moon smile is constantly changing, every minute showing us a new emotion.

The Konstantin Chaykin Harlequin Ventuno watch is a limited edition of 18 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Harlequin Ventuno

Movement
Calibre K07-0 with automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss-made Eta 2824-2
Module indication: Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Movement dimensions – Diameter: 31.5mm, thickness: 7.6mm (with module)
Escapement: Lever escapement
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 38 hours
Jewels: 33 (base movement – 25 jewels, module – 8 jewels)
Module parts: 61

Functions
Joker time indication with discs for the hours, minutes, and moon phases

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 13.7mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, diameter 34.5mm
Case components: 36

Dial
Finishing: Two types of guilloche relief décor, silvering, ruthenium coating, multi-layered lacquer coating
Dial components: 9

Strap
Exclusive, collectible alligator-leather strap with black and red appliqué ‘Harlequin’ lined with red calf leather, contrasting stitching

Buckle
Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture, standard, stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 18 pieces

Konstantin Chaykin Santa Watch

Konstantin Chaykin has launched a special watch to mark the Christmas and New Year.

Twice the Russian watchmaker has celebrated the arrival of New Year according to the Chinese calendar, with 2019’s Unique Pig 2019 and the Mouse King of 2020. Now, he has created his own Christmas and New Year watch.

The first thing you notice about the Santa watch is the glasses on the dial. In fact, the glasses are now a quintessential part of the modern Santa Claus image, along with his long red coat, hat trimmed with white fur, and his grey-white beard and hair.

The glasses of the Santa watch increased the number of components on a dial to 18. So, the Russian master decided to modify the proprietary joker-indication module. Whereas in the standard movement (caliber K.07-0) the convex discs of the hour and minute indicators were installed above the moonphase indicator disc, in the new caliber K.07-2 all three discs are in one line.

Konstantin used shorter axles for the hour and minute indicators while also increasing the radius of the sphere (these discs always having a spherical surface). The Wristmons’ eyes have slightly decreased in size, visually compensated for by the sapphire lenses, as has the diameter of the lunar disc.

The face-like dial had to be redesigned, which was inevitable anyway given that Chaykin creates a new design for each new character of the Wristmons collection.

Among the more obvious elements of a watch made in honour of Santa are the bezel of the steel case, marked with the letters of the word ‘Santa’, and the steel caseback.

This, as well as the appropriate inscriptions regarding the name of the watch, the name of the watchmaker who created it, the material of the case, the country where the watch was made, and the number of the piece in the limited edition.

The case-back also features a carefully relief-engraved Christmas image portraying Santa carries gifts on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, flying over the snow-covered trees.

The red-lacquered box of the watch is also decorated with snowflakes. Hidden inside is a soft red leather case inspired by Santa’s gift bag.

The new Santa Strap continues the tradition of collectible straps, established by the Russian master with the invention of the Joker Tie-strap (2018). The one-of-a-kind Santa Strap is decorated with white appliqués, giving the look of Santa’s beard and hair. This perfectly matches watches with the joker-indication module, though in a regular watch such a strap would look too pretentious.

The Konstantin Chaykin Santa watch is a limited edition of 3 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Santa

Movement
Caliber K.07-2 with automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss-made Eta 2824-2
Module: by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Movement dimensions: Diameter 31.5mm, height 7.6mm (inc. module)
Escapement: Anchor
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 38 hours
Jewels: 33 (base movement – 25 jewels, module – 8 jewels)
Module parts: 61

Functions
Joker-time indication with disc indicators of hours and minutes, and

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 13.7mm
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, diameter 34.5mm
Case parts: 36

Dial
Finish: Guilloche, silver plating, multi-layered lacquer coating
Dial parts: 18

Strap
Exclusive collectible strap, red alligator leather with applied décor
Buckle: Manufactured by Konstantin Chaykin, standard, stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 3 pieces

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.

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.

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.

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”

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”

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.

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.

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 Mars Conqueror Mk3 Fighter

Konstantin Chaykin presents Mars Conqueror Mk3 Fighter, a specialized mechanical watch that is reliable and capable of functioning autonomously both in space and on the Mars.

The “Mars Time” project by Konstantin Chaykin was launched in 2017 with an aim to create a wristwatch suitable for future Martian missions. In 2019, the prototype “Mars Conqueror Mk1” was unveiled.

In this prototype Konstantin Chaykin invented and implemented an impressive array of functions, with nine additional complications and features. Among these are a unique complication with synchronised Earth and Mars times, a Mars date display using the Mars calendar, with the possibility of it being used as a way of showing the duration of the mission in sols (Mars-days), a function showing the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and Mars, and a planetary opposition and superior opposition complication.

The “Mars Conqueror Mk3 Fighter” watch, developed by Konstantin Chaykin with the necessity and inevitability of humanity’s colonization of the red planet in mind, points to the future – hence its futuristic design, seasoned with a clearly tangible militaristic touch.

That being said, this watch still retains some details which link to the past, and the history of the Konstantin Chaykin Manufactory. In 2009, during the development of his vintage style aviator watch project, he invented and subsequently patented a construction controlling the function of the winding crown.

That 2009 aviator wristwatch has a unique design featuring two vertical crowns, one of which is used for winding the movement and setting the time, while the other is used for switching modes (invention of Konstantin Chaykin, Patent RU2518300).

The source of inspiration for creating this device was the dials of the dashboards of Soviet aircraft, and now in a modernized form it is used in the “Mars Conqueror Mk3 Fighter” watch, where the crown is used to switch between three modes – manual winding of the movement, setting the UTC time zone indicator (with a clockwise rotation) or setting MCT (with an anticlockwise rotation), and setting local Earth time.

In order to make these functions more convenient, the indicators operated by the crown are intelligently set on the dial of the “Mars Conqueror Mk3 Fighter” watch, the wheel train for which, with two steel levers, is set directly under the dial at the bottom part of the movement.

The terrestrial time is shown by three hands – hours, minutes and seconds – supplemented in this watch by the 24-hour time zone indicator hand, while the Konstantin Chaykin-invented “Martian” wheel movement (Patent RU2685764) provides the precise indication of Martian time with two hands, showing hours and minutes, without requiring an additional watch movement.

The basic watch movement is the tried and tested Swiss-made Eta 2893-2, modified by Konstantin Chaykin by the addition of a functional module entirely created in Russia by Konstantin Chaykin Manufactory.

The complexities of the watch mechanics of the “Mars Conqueror Mk3 Fighter” are shown by the fact that the functional module is made up of 125 separate parts, each meticulously processed and finished by hand in full accordance with the traditions of haute horlogerie.

The “Mars Conqueror Mk3 Fighter” watch has an ergonomic case of a dynamic, trapezoidal design, which is dominated by triangular edges. There is a bezel fixed to the case by 24 functional screws, resembling the mooring lock of a spacecraft docking system.

In the first Martian aviator watch in history, Konstantin Chaykin has decided not to use hands of a traditional design, preferring instead to invent his own “Mars” hands. He was guided during this process by the requirements of watch hands in the military, with the hands needing to be large enough to be clearly distinguishable on the dial and covered with a luminous paint composition.

The hands are inspired by the characteristic shape of a rocket. The hands of the terrestrial time indicator are marked with blue-green luminophore, while the Mars time hands are marked in orange.

The numbers of the hours scale, and the minutes scale, of the dark brown dial are made of the innovative monolithic luminophore, the technology for which was developed by Konstantin Chaykin. These elements, which start to glow in twilight and darkness, have a three-dimensional shape, giving this new watch an incredibly attractive look.

The futuristic design and functionality of the “Mars Conqueror Mk3 Fighter” watch is complemented by a narrative of the value of the traditions of mechanical watchmaking.

The first edition of this new “Conqueror” watches Konstantin Chaykin decided to make from titanium, traditionally perceived as an aircraft and space material, which is in the best way consistent with the purpose and functionality of the new watch. Only 8 pieces will be released.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Mars Conqueror Mk3 Fighter

Movement
Caliber K.15-0 with automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss-made ETA2893-2
Functional module by Konstantin Chaykin Manufactory
Movement dimensions – Diameter 35.6mm, height 6.6mm (inc. module)
Escapement: Lever Escapement
Balance frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 42 hours
Jewels: 29 (21 jewels for base movement, 8 jewels for module)
Module components: 125

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds indicator of local Earth time; second time zone (UTC) indicator with central 24-hour hand; hours and minutes indicator of Mars time (MCT) on additional dial in 6 o’clock position; mode indicator of the functional (winding) crown

Remontoir
Aviator type with double vertical crown (invented by Konstantin Chaykin, Patent RU2518300); functional (winding) crown for winding and setting the time, crown switches between one of three modes of the functional crown – manual winding of the movement, setting the UTC time zone indicator (with a clockwise rotation) or setting MTC (with an anticlockwise rotation), and setting local Earth time.

Case
Titanium, caseback with sapphire crystal
Case dimensions: 55.82mm x 48mm; height 15.3mm
Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 36mm
Case components: 90

Dial
Finish: Dark-grey (anthracite) background, three-dimensional luminescent marking elements
Dial components: 15

Strap
Black leather with orange stitching and orange lining
Buckle: Standard, titanium, by Konstantin Chaykin Manufactory

Edition
Limited edition of 8 pieces

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Mars Conqueror MkI

Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin has developed a wristwatch that can be used both on the surface of our planet and by the future conquerors of the Mars.

The Mars Conqueror watch offers simultaneous indication of local time and standard or UTC time on Earth, of average solar time on Mars, and of additional space and astronomical functions. This timepiece boasts 8 complications in total.

Caliber K20-1, the original version of the Mars Conqueror MkI prototype movement and the prototype watch were presented to public in Moscow on July 27, 2018.

On 12th April 2019 during the Basel-world fair, Konstantin Chaykin unveiled his Mars Conqueror watch. The date of official presentation was chosen because it is the International Day of Human Space Flight, celebrated annually around the world in honor of anniversary of the first manned space flight, which was performed on April 12, 1961 by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on the Vostok-1 spacecraft.

The development of the first truly Martian and fully mechanical complicated watch is a long and laborious process. During testing the first prototype of the Mars Conqueror watch therefore described by Konstantin Chaikin as “Mars Conqueror MkI”, the performance and functions of the originally developed movement was confirmed entirely.

The testing had revealed two minor technical bugs that, however, do not have a destructive effect on the overall functionality of the watch. Nevertheless, Konstantin Chaykin had decided to improve Caliber K20-1.

In particular he eliminated the backlash of the wheel system of the Martian time dial as well as modified the design of the rocking bridge in the Martian time indication module, thus allowing to disengage wheel without switching the module to the correction of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), that was necessary in the original design of Caliber K20-1.

Alongside with the improvement of the complicated watch mechanism Konstantin Chaykin had decided to develop a new design of the Mars Conqueror watch. The design of the original prototype Mars Conqueror MkI was inspired by the dashboard instruments of the 1960s Soviet spacecrafts, the same approach will be held by Konstantin Chaykin in further developments of Mars Conqueror watch.

The shape of Mars Conqueror MkI case was determined by the unusual watch movement formed as triangle. Thanks to that the movement itself got the dynamic futuristic outlines of a spacecraft.

Unique and extraordinary appearance of the watch was further emphasized by the use of three separate dials, intended for the indication of Earth time (in the center), of Martian time (leftward) and of Martian date accompanied by the indicator of planets astronomical position (rightward; may also be used to indicate the duration of the Martian mission in soles).

The dials’ distinctive appearance with technically styled scales, drawn in a minimalistic military way, is perfectly paired with an unusual multifaceted titanium case of complicated shape and specific softly rounded bezel adorned with refined matte finish.

Therefore, Mars Conqueror MkI watch looks like impressive implementation of 1960s space technology style. The conical crown, placed into case recess at 6 o’clock, instantly resembles the shape and finish of the nozzle of a spacecraft’s jet engine.

The watch is fitted with a white leather strap with contrasting orange stitching and distinctive decoration by white fabric used for tailoring Russian space suits.

Technical details

Model: Konstantin Chaykin Mars Conqueror MkI Prototype

Movement
Caliber K20-1, automatic winding
Base movement: Swiss made Eta 2836-2
Complication module completely produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Movement dimensions: 51.2 х 32.6mm; height 8.0mm (incl. module)
Module parts: 175

Case
Titanium case
Dimensions: 60 х 48.5mm (with lugs), 60 х 40mm (without lugs); height 15.0mm
Watch crystals: 3 sapphire glasses with antireflective coating, diameters 18.5mm, 15.7mm and 15.7mm
Case parts: 74
Caseback: Titanium, with sapphire glass; Martian time, Martian date and planets indicator correctors

Dials
Finish: matt black lacquer
Dials parts: 5

Strap
White leather with inserts of white fabric of space suit, calf leather lining, orange stitching
Buckle: Konstantin Chaykin prong buckle in titanium

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dracula, the son of a knight of the Order of the Dragon, was made famous by the Irish writer Bram Stoker, who made him the main character of the novel “Dracula”, first published in 1897.

“Dracula” is not simply new design of Joker watch. Working hard to be ready for this year Halloween Konstantin Chaykin decided to develop new Caliber К.18-7 Dracula, equipped with more complicated version of the original indication module of Caliber K07-0, used in all models of Joker family. New movement is based on tested and proved Caliber Eta 2824-2.

Dracula’s fangs are in fact day/night indicator, modified by Konstantin Chaykin specially for this watch. Vampire’s fangs start growing at night – at 22:00 – to acquire an awesome length by midnight. They will start to disappear at the first signs of the approaching sunrise, at six in the morning.

Indication module of Dracula watch is more complex compare to previous Joker version, it uses 16 additional parts. The dial of new Dracula watch is twice as complex as of Joker.

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

The Konstantin Chaykin Dracula Special Limited Edition Halloween-2018 is limited to 13 pieces, each in a PVD-blackened stainless steel case. It is fitted with a high quality alligator strap in special execution or by order the watch may be proposed on exclusive “Dracula strap” with an elegant white bow tie.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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 watch was an instant hit thanks to its playful nature and exclusive way of telling time.

The ANDERSEN Genève Montre à Tact Poker watch was 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.

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.

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

Links

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.