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Konstantin Chaykin invented a new line in horology and called it “The wristmons”…
The Russian watchmaker and inventor Konstantin Chaykin believes that it is not sufficient for the classical mechanical watch to have only the chronometric accuracy and high-quality assembling today. In addition, they have to carry certain emotions for their owner and possess accurately formulated art message. Therefore the creator of an extraordinary Joker, being a great fan of works of Stephen King, the world-renowned “king of horrors”, decided that the new version of the conquered Baselworld-2017 watches should coincide with release of the screen version of the novel “IT”.
In due time it was precisely that work of the American writer which became a revelation for the whole generation born in the period of the 1970-1980th. However, the young heroes from the first part of the book, confronting the fictional monster living in the sewer system, appearing before them in the form of a clown with a carnivorous grin, are actually fighting not so much with the nightmare wandering through the interlacing of underground channels, but with that obsessive indifference to their fears, with which they are daily forced to face in the “real” adult world. The world, where with IT – as a quintessence of their own worries and loneliness – each of us faced while being a teenager.
In the new interpretation the look on Joker’s face still changes every minute due to the work of the proprietary module with a two-disk current time display (hours and minutes are the pupils with the yellow iris), and the moon phase indicator is a smile (it can be corrected with the help of a correction pusher which is set on the left side of a 42 mm steel case). Caliber K07-0, which provides the work of all these functions, is assembled on the basis of the time-tested Swiss automatic mechanism ETA 2824-2.
However, all new details, from the brightly colored spectacular pupils to the red elements of the dial – “face” and the strap of natural alligator leather selected in the tone of the last, only remotely resemble the main the mystical hero from the recently released film of the director Andres Mousquetti. In the new performance, the watch still remains a witty elegant mechanical “work”, now, however, resembling that during the formation of the personality each child faces its own fears – and always overcomes them. Since in the novel every 27 years IT begins to rampage in a small Derry-town, the new Joker series will be symbolically limited by 27 pieces.
According to Konstantin’s decision, all clients who have decided to become owners of one of 27 such unusual Jokers will play a role of “not indifferent adult”: a part of the sum achieved from the sale of each piece devoted to the novel by Stephen King, will go into the disposal of the charitable organization which activities relate to helping sick children
2 years international warranty
Production time: Approx 6 months
Case material: Stainless steel or titanium with brushed and polished finish
Case back: Inscribed and numbered stainless steel
Movement: ETA 2428-2 automatic self-winding with in house Chaykin Joker module
Case Dimension: 42mm
Dial Colour: White clown face with yellow and red detail, blue eyes for hours and minutes, red moon phase
Functions: Hours, minutes, moon phase
Strap description: Blue alligator leather with yellow stitching, folding clasp
Power reserve: 38 hours
Water resistant: 30m