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Levitas Mystery - Goldblack
Levitas Mystery - Goldblack

Collection Description:

Mankind has ever dreamed of flying, of levitation. In all times, in all countries, people dream about flying. We all yearn to be lighter, even weightless, unburdened. We all want to be free. The desire to fly has pushed the daring to feats of bravery, and artists to create beautiful and haunting masterpieces, reflecting the moonlight of dreams.

Watchmakers dream of flying, too. Recall the magician and clockmaker Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, who created the ‘mystery clock’. Robert-Houdin hid the clock movements and displayed only a single hand moving mysteriously in a crystal ball on top of a bronze case. The hand was flying, alone in an empty world of its own.

Konstantin Chaykin took this dream to the next step. Levitas defies gravity – the hands count Time in an empty watch case. We are left to gasp and conjecture about the mysterious movement – how it works and where it is hidden. Levitas…levitation – the art of floating without any visible means of support.

The mysterious Levitas is revealed through a sapphire glass window, a window into a mysterious world where Time itself levitates. In the depths of this tiny world, in the tiny space surrounding the empty bubble, a mechanical heart pulses at the rate of 18,000 beats per hour.

Technical Information:

Calibre KMR 02-0 was designed and assembled by hand of the masters at Konstantin Chaykin. The movement is unique and incredibly complex.

Transparent window with flying golden hands occupies most of the unusual dial. This design leaves very little room for the movement itself, which is hidden under the half moon dial. Finishing the miniature details demands the utmost skill and our artists use microscopes to anglage the tiny facets and to apply Cotes de Geneve

The sapphire crystal is functional: it channels energy from the movement to the flying hands. Sapphire is extremely inelastic, which makes it very complicated to work with, as the master needs to apply incredible precision. Moreover, sapphire crystals require sterile conditions during installation in order to create ideal transparency.

And so, KMR 02-0 as every calibre created by the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture requires amazing artistry to produce and detailed testing to guarantee perfect movements and beautiful results.

Models:

Model: K801WG000271

Levitas-minimyst-case-st-bl

Mother-of-pearl shares the same composition as a pearl and is extracted from the shells of marine molluscs. It features a complex structure of microscopic pieces that reflect the light off each other and refract the sun’s rays, creating its characteristic iridescence.

Processing this material involves a complicated technological procedure. First, the shells are sawn open and a cutter is used to remove the inner layers of mother-of-pearl. Next, the clean pieces of material are cut and turned, and the blank is carved and smoothed. The play of colours that characterises mother-of-pearl is reminiscent of the polar light; diamond stars complete this picture of the night sky.

  • Ref.:                             K801RG000271
  • Price range:               35 – 40.000,00 € (incl. VAT)
  • Caliber:                       KMR 03-1
  • Frequency:                21,600 vibrations per hour, 33 jewels, anchor escapement, 42 hours power reserve, diameter of the dial transparent part 23 mm
  • Functions:                 hours, minutes
  • Case:                            rose/white gold, diameter 40 mm, sapphire case back
  • Water-resistance:   3 ATM

Model: K823RG040203

Levitas-mystgoldnavy

  • Ref.:                            K823RG040203
  • Price range:              30 – 40.000,00 € (incl. VAT)
  • Caliber:                      KMR 02-0
  • Frequency:               18,000 vibrations per hour, 29 jewels, anchor escapement, 33 hours power reserve, diameter of the dial transparent part 26.5 mm
  • Functions:                hours, minutes, moon phases
  • Case:                            rose gold, diameter 44 mm, sapphire case back
  • Water-resistance:   3 ATM

Model: K821RG040203

Levitas-mystgoldblack

  • Ref.:                            K821RG040203
  • Price range:              30 – 40.000,00 € (incl. VAT)
  • Caliber:                      KMR 02-0
  • Frequency:               18,000 vibrations per hour, 29 jewels, anchor escapement, 33 hours power reserve, diameter of the dial transparent part 26.5 mm
  • Functions:                hours, minutes, moon phases
  • Case:                            rose gold, diameter 44 mm, sapphire case back
  • Water-resistance:   3 ATM

Model: K822SS040203

Levitas-mystwhitebrown

  • Ref.:                             K822SS040203
  • Price range:               25 – 30.000,00 € (incl. VAT)
  • Caliber:                       KMR 02-0
  • Frequency:                18,000 vibrations per hour, 29 jewels, anchor escapement, 33 hours power reserve, diameter of the dial transparent part 26.5 mm
  • Functions:                 hours, minutes, moon phases
  • Case:                            steel, diameter 44 mm, sapphire case back
  • Water-resistance:   3 ATM

Model: K821SS040203

Levitas-mystwhiteblack

  • Ref.:                             K821SS040203
  • Price range:               25 – 30.000,00 € (incl. VAT)
  • Caliber:                       KMR 02-0
  • Frequency:                18,000 vibrations per hour, 29 jewels, anchor escapement, 33 hours power reserve, diameter of the dial transparent part 26.5 mm
  • Functions:                 hours, minutes, moon phases
  • Case:                            steel, diameter 44 mm, sapphire case back
  • Water-resistance:   3 ATM

Model: K822RG040203

Levitas-mystgoldbrown

  • Ref.:                             K822RG040203
  • Price range:               30 – 40.000,00 € (incl. VAT)
  • Caliber:                       KMR 02-0
  • Frequency:                18,000 vibrations per hour, 29 jewels, anchor escapement, 33 hours power reserve, diameter of the dial transparent part 26.5 mm
  • Functions:                 hours, minutes, moon phases
  • Case:                             rose gold, diameter 44 mm, sapphire case back
  • Water-resistance:   3 ATM

Model: K801RG000271

Levitas-minimyst-case-gold

Mother-of-pearl shares the same composition as a pearl and is extracted from the shells of marine molluscs. It features a complex structure of microscopic pieces that reflect the light off each other and refract the sun’s rays, creating its characteristic iridescence.

Processing this material involves a complicated technological procedure. First, the shells are sawn open and a cutter is used to remove the inner layers of mother-of-pearl. Next, the clean pieces of material are cut and turned, and the blank is carved and smoothed. The play of colours that characterises mother-of-pearl is reminiscent of the polar light; diamond stars complete this picture of the night sky.

  • Ref.:                            K801RG000271
  • Price range:              35 – 40.000,00 € (incl. VAT)
  • Caliber:                      KMR 03-1
  • Frequency:                21,600 vibrations per hour, 33 jewels, anchor escapement, 42 hours power reserve, diameter of the dial transparent part 23 mm
  • Functions:                 hours, minutes
  • Case:                            rose/white gold, diameter 40 mm, sapphire case back
  • Water-resistance:   3 ATM

Model: K800SS040203

Levitas-mystmuslim-moon

The dial of this classic men’s model is adorned with Arabic numbers that can be easily read by Muslims around the world. The large moon-phase display is a constant reminder of the forthcoming new moon, which heralds periods of fasting and celebration.

This model was created especially for Eastern aficionados of high watchmaking who can appreciate the technical complexity of the movement and enjoy the demure beauty of the dial’s clean lines.

  • Ref.:                             K800SS040203
  • Price range:               25 – 30.000,00 € (incl. VAT)
  • Caliber:                       KMR 02-0
  • Frequency:                18,000 vibrations per hour, 29 jewels, anchor escapement, 33 hours power reserve, diameter of the dial transparent part 26.5 mm
  • Functions:                 hours, minutes, moon phases
  • Case:                            steel, diameter 44 mm, sapphire case back
  • Water-resistance:   3 ATM

Model: K823SS040203

Levitas-mystwhitenavy

  • Ref.:                               K823SS040203
  • Price range:                25 – 30.000,00 € (incl. VAT)
  • Caliber:                        KMR 02-0
  • Frequency:                18,000 vibrations per hour, 29 jewels, anchor escapement, 33 hours power reserve, diameter of the dial transparent part 26.5 mm
  • Functions:                  hours, minutes, moon phases
  • Case:                             steel, diameter 44 mm, sapphire case back
  • Water-resistance:   3 ATM

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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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