Konstantin Chaykin ‘s most recent watch, the Genius Temporis, is loaded up with very its dose of uncommon highlights. In an industry controlled by large brands, it’s still made by a free watchmaker. In our current reality where Switzerland lead the game, it’s delivered in Russia. In this present reality where hours and minutes are shown by two isolated hands, it comes with a solitary hand. Hold up, there’s more: a pusher at 2 o’clock. That’s where the Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis start to be very interesting.
Konstantin Chaykin is not what we call a conventional watchmaker. In the first place, he’s Russian. All things considered, we generally approve of that. We as of now have some Finnish or Dutch watchmakers. Is seriously astounding that he’s the simply one to make Haute Horlogerie watches in a country that is more known to make modest mechanical watches with developments propelled (not to say replicated) by Swiss types. Notwithstanding the old practice of watchmaking in Russia, Konstantin Chaykin has something considerably more interesting to offer. His most recent creation, the Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis, likewise brings something else. Close by its one of a kind feeling of plan, it includes a solitary hand show (mono-aiguille like Swiss-Frenchs like to call it).
Single-hand watches are not actually common, and regardless of whether we should admit that they are loaded up with a specific polish and virtue, their neatness is some way or another not the best at any point seen. There are a couple of brands that faced the challenge to make single-hand watches, including one particularly know for this complication: MeisterSinger , with for instance the Circulars . To keep the excellence of this mono-aiguille instrument alive along with a natural, quick readability, the Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis comes with a novel (in any event, apparently) highlight, that permits the single hand to show both the hours and the minutes.
When running ordinarily, the principle and just hand will point the hours (on its more extended and marginally bigger side) on an outside hour-track. This track is composed of a silver external ring with 12 Roman numeral engraved and loaded up with dark enamel. On the inside boundary of this hour-track sits another track for the minutes. Why? Since the Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis can likewise show on interest the minutes, by squeezing the pusher situated at 2 o’clock. At the point when the wearer keeps this pusher squeezed, the hand make a curve to show the specific moment through the other, more modest side of the single-hand – minutes that are then effectively clear on the internal moment track. When this pusher is delivered, the principle hand will return to the hour position.
To power this restrictive complication, the Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis depends on an in-house development – calibre K01-5 – which was grown particularly for this model. The development is enormous at 36mm – and subsequently filled the instance of this watch – brags 48 hours power hold, work with metal, bronze and gold and wrapped up by hand, with spans chamfered and adorned with Geneva Stripes. It likewise includes gold chatons.
The huge 44mm case is made of 18k rose gold and shows both brushed and cleaned surfaces. The dial is created from hand engraved metal that is then in part plated. The substance of the Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis, with this plated elegant engraved focal part and these boxed Roman numerals is, along with the idea of the single-hand, a decent recognition for antiquated pocket watches. Moreover, the complication added by Konstantin Chaykin in this exquisite Genius Temporis permits to partake in the purity of a single-hand observe along with the accuracy and common sense of an old style two-hand watch.
The Konstantin Chaykin Genius Temporis is evaluated at 25.000 Euros. For additional subtleties, please visit konstantin-chaykin.ru .