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.

Movement is the Russian manual-wind Konstantin Chaykin in-house caliber K01-6 with 17 jewels, 21,600 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours. It has an anchor escapement, gold screws, gilded wheels and gears and it features Côtes de Genève decoration. Functions are: hours, minutes, and a patented moonphase indicator. (see technical picture)

Chaykin - Diana
Chaykin – Diana

The dial is brass, rhodium-plated and blue guilloché with gold hands. Half the face is covered with a fantastically-shaped rhodium covered lake. The face itself, with its light and dark zones is the location of the unique moonphase indicator. The Moon is represented as an extra hand designed to resemble the Mirror of Venus. As this hollow “mirror” moves it encircles different areas of the bright lake on the face, and as a result the different combinations of light and dark surfaces identify the phases of the Moon. (see technical picture)

Telling “Moon” time is easy. When the”mirror” is at the 6 o’clock position, the entire mirror is filled with light, which signifies that the Moon is full. Naturally, when the Moon is new, the entire mirror is dark. All of the other phases of the waxing and waning Moon are indicated by how much bright surface versus dark surface is encircled by the “mirror”.

The strap is blue silk with an 18kt white gold buckle.

Diana-Mond by Archides
Diana-Mond by Archides