«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.
The unique design of the Russian Time Watch is focused on showing the time in all eleven time zones in Russia. At the top of the dial, between IX and III, we listed all of the eleven cities used to identify the time zones. Each city name is connected with a line to the hour indicator located directly below the list of cities. The actual time for each city is identified.
The Russian Time Watch contains a second way to tell time in all eleven Russian time zones. In the bottom half of the dial, between III and IX, we find a map of Russia divided into the time zones. Each time zone is connected with a line to an hour indicator located towards the bottom of the dial. Skeleton hands indicating time on the main dial make it more convenient to absorb all of this information.
The Russian Time Watch is available in a limited edition and comes in a steel case 44 mm in diameter, complete with a proprietary hand wound movement with a 48 hour power reserve. The watch comes with a black leather band with a buckle closure. The movement contains a patented complication which allows all eleven Russian time zones to be shown in the indicator apertures. The glorious caliber, created to the highest watchmaking standards can be seen through clear case back.
Come travel with the Russian Time Watch across the immense lengths of Russia: from Moscow to Kamchatka, from the Arctic Sea to the Caucuses. Anywhere you go, the watch will tell you the correct time with no need to reset anything.
Konstantin Chaykin was inspired to create the Russian Time Watch after a visit to the Peterhof Palace, where he saw the Ivan Yurin clock. This clock has an enormous fretwork dial encrusted with numerous small dials. Each of these has a name of a city in the Russian Empire on it and each dial tells time according to the pre-revolutionary system of time zones. This antique clock reflects a bygone era of Russian history. Many cities have new names and some are no longer part of Russia, such as Novo-Arkhangelsk in Alaska (now New Archangel). The very division into time zones has changed. In his new Russian Time Watch, Konstantin Chaykin has immortalized the Russia of today. And someday, this watch will also be a historical memento.
Dimensions: 31 х 7,7 mm
Frequency: 21 600 vph
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Accuracy: -20/+40 seconds per day
Diameter: 44 mm,
Materials: stainless steel Dial:
Materials: natural leather
- Hour Indication
- Minute Indication
- Local Hour indication in 11 Russian time zones
- Local Hour indication in 11 Russian cities
- Day and Night Hour Indication