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AHCI Member Konstantin Chaykin from St. Petersburg

Konstantin Chaykin - Moskau Computus Clock

The most complicated clock ever built (in Russia)

Russian inventor and independent watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin, member Academy of independent watchmakers (AHCI, Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants), presents in BaselWorld-2017 his latest masterpiece – supercomplication astronomical Moscow Computus Clock. To say that mechanics developed by Konstantin Chaykin is impressive – it is nothing to say. Movement of incredible complexity is composed of 2,506 parts, it has 4 dials and powers 26 complications and indications. No clock of comparable level of complexity was ever produced in Russia, it took no less than two years to create conception, develop and assemble movement and build artisanal semiprecious stones case.

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Russian Time

Konstantin Chaykin - Russian Time Steel

«Our native land is vast – this we know from early childhood. And immense. And filled with good and wonderful things – forests, rivers, fields, many time zones…and it is these time zones that we at the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture put at the heart of our new watch, the Russian Time Watch, reveals Konstantin Chaykin, the well-known master watchmaker and Head of the Manufacture. Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Norilsk, Yakutsk, Chersky, Samara, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Anadyr, and Vladivostok. Russia’s eleven time zones are named after these cities, and so are the time zones depicted on the Russian Time Watch.

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Diana

Konstantin Chaykin - Diana

The Diana Watch is named after the ancient Mediterranean goddess Diana, known also as Artemis. The beloved daughter of Jupiter embodied the Moon for the ancient Romans. Every evening she enters her chariot and milk white stallions drive her across the sky.

The case, in 18kt white gold, measures 40mm x 12mm. The bezel and lugs are covered in diamonds. It has double sapphire crystals. The crown features a black pearl.

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Konstantin Chaykin - Joker

Watch with a classical dial is truly impressive just for few times a day. Every watch with hands in dial modestly laughs at 10:10 and 13:50, and expresses moderate sadness at 15:40 and 20:20. New ‘Joker’ watch, presented
by Konstantin Chaykin in BaselWorld-2017, is fitted with disk hours and minutes indicators as well as moon-
phase 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. Isn’t it amazing that Joker’s mood is manipulated by our nearest space neighbor more than any other creature? Nevertheless, most of the time Joker exhibits devil-may-care feeling, so you just want to say him “Gimme Five!”, as ‘Five of a Kind’ highest poker hand is engraved on the bezel of the watch case. ‘Five of a Kind’ is the highest poker hand, that is impossible to beat, and regarded as the sign of incredible luck.

Specially for ‘Joker’ watch Konstantin Chaykin had developed module with double-disk time indication (hours and minutes as Joker eyes) and moon-phase display (Joker’s recognizable smile). Module has 8 jewels for friction reduction, it is mounted on tried and tested ‘workhorse’ automatic winding Caliber ETA 2824-2. Additional fixed crown set in 9-o’clock position is fitted with recessed corrector provided for correcting the moon-phase display. The new ‘Joker’ watch is available in a stainless steel, the edition is limited to 99 pieces.

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Genius Temporis

Konstantin Chaykin - Genius Temporis

The Russian watch manufacture, Konstantin Chaykin will unveil the Genius Temporis Watch, the peak of single-hand watch evolution.

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

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

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Decalogue Luah Shana

Konstantin Chaykin, the Russian Watch and Clock Manufacture, announces the release of a new model in the Hebrew Watch line – the Decalogue Luah Shana Watch. The Luah Shana Watch brings a totally new design which enhances a number of technical changes and improved manufacturing processes.

The artists who designed the Decalogue Luah Shana Watch turned to classic Hebrew artwork and design elements for inspiration. There are columns on the dial which represent the famous columns of the First Temple, the Temple of Solomon. These majestic columns are described in the Tanakh by Melachem. King Solomon had two copper columns placed on either side of the main entrance of the Temple. Both were 9 meters tall: the right (south) column was named Jachin (‘He confirms’ in ancient Hebrew) and the left one (north side) was named Boaz (“The strength is in Him”). The columns were cast by master Hiram from Tyre.

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

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