Tag: Wrist Watch

Papillon d'Or

Andreas Strehler Wrist Watch - Papillon d'Or

The Papillion d’Or has been created to celebrate Andreas Strehler’s 20th anniversary as an independent watchmaker.

Like a butterfly

Papillon is the French name for butterfly, an insect belonging to the order Lepodoptera. A butterfly is light and delicate. But, as it has been around for over 40 million years, it is a very intelligently designed organism.

Like the Papillon d’Or: A large solid gold bridge in the form of a butterfly holds the superbly finished gear train with its two transparent sapphire crystal gear wheels supports the white fired silver dial ring. Delicate yet sturdy.

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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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Andreas Strehler Wrist Watch - Lune Exacte

The most precise phase of the moon display can now be set and read extremely accurately

Precise phase of the moon indications deviate from the synodic or mean moon by one day after a couple of hundred years; Andreas Strehler’s phase of the moon after two million years. This has won the Sauterelle à lune perpetuelle an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

However, all phase of the moon indications have a common problem:

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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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