Joker – 20.000 grimaces of high watchmaking art

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.

Specification – Joker

Limited edition:  99 pieces


  • 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 dial

Case – Dial – Strap

  • Case: stainless dial
  • Case dimensions:  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

Gerhard M.

I am founder of Archides Uhren GmbH, the only specialist Clock Shop in Austria. We love to work with small, highly individualized companies as the member of the AHCI are. We continuous have products of Matthias Naeschke, Sinclair Harding, Philippe Wurtz, Peter Wibmer, Pita Barcelona and Konstantin Chaykin in our store.

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