Konstantin Chaykin

Cinema Watch

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The first Cinema Watch, commemorates Eadweard Muybridge, legendary photographer and inventor, considered to be one of the fathers of modern cinematography. Muybridge created the first ever series ofconsecutive photographsof a running horse, capturing each movement precisely. In 1879 Muybridge invented a device he named a zoopraxiscope to show these photographs in a rapid sequence which created the illusion of a moving racehorse. The zoopraxiscope was the prototype of what the brothers Lumière wouldname a cinématographe camera a mere 20 years later.

The Cinema Watch is designed to resemble an antique photo – or cinema camera. The square steel case is finished using three techniques: polishing, grinding and hot pressing. The dial is designed to resemble an antique camera lens with the hour and minute chapter rings resembling aperture or f – stop rings on a camera lens. The face itself is finished in black lacquer decorated with ‘clous – de – Paris’ guilloché. The aperture housing the mini – movie of the galloping horse and rider is located at 6:00. The winding and the animation launch crowns are located opposite each other at 3:00 and 9:00 respectively. A transparent sapphire caseback reveals the unusual inner works of the Cinema Watch. Finally, a black, custom – made alligator skin wristband completes this elegant and unusual watch.

Technical Specifications: Calibre: K06-0
Materials: Steel, brass
Escapement: Anchor
Jewels: 37
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Animation Power Reserve: 20 seconds
Animation Speed: 1 cycle per second (12 images)
Vibration: 21 600 v.p.h
Functions: hours; minutes ;animation
Case: Dimensions (mm): 47,6×37,6×13,8
Dial: Brass, black lacquer, guilloché
Strap: Leather


About The Brand

Konstantin Chaykin
Konstantin Chaykin
Konstantin Chaykin, the only Russian watchmaker in the International Academy of Independent Watchmaker, produces high end, complex mechanical timepieces. When young Konstantin built his first ever Russian clock with a flying tourbillon, contemporary fine watchmaking was re-born in Russia. Today, Konstantin focuses on three main areas: designing, making proprietary timepieces to order and inventing proprietary movements and complications. Member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI), the renowned academy of the world’s best independent watchmakers