Second only to the common jest of placing a sundial on the face of a wristwatch is the suggestion that there be an hourglass. Yes, the timing device of antiquity has a very low occurrence of actually being referenced on modern timepieces in any significant way. That perhaps is due to the fact that incorporating sand in a watch dial isn’t always the best idea. Nevertheless, the enterprising mind behind the Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin decided that he wanted to be the first person to do it.
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To be honest I never thought I’d actually make it to Konstantin Chakyin’s manufacture in Russia. I’ve long since been fascinated by the high-end watchmaker hailing out of Moscow, but each time he invited me to come visit if I was in town, it never seemed like an actual reality. Well it turned out that I did make it to the manufacture, and I did just happen to be in town. As an American, traveling to Russia is a bit of an adventure.
New for 2013 our favorite Russian watch maker Konstantin Chaykin will release a rather amazing new timepiece called the Cinema. The piece is a poetic nod to the early era of film making and specifically honors the inventor of the zoopraxiscope, Eadweard Muybridge. The zoopraxiscope is credited as being probably the world’s first movie projector, and was produced around 1879.
As a follow-up model to their Lunokhod watch, Russian Konstantin Chaykin releases the very limited edition Lunokhod New Moon. I guess they call it that because it is their new moon phase watch. The original Lunokhod was a very interesting and inspired watch that I discussed hands on here. The original Lunokhod featured the same […]
As dark as this watch looks, the people who make it are very bright. While new, the Konstantin Chaykin Lunokhod watch has an aged feel to it. I am going to liken it to the a nicely aged pair of jeans. It looks as though it has been happily on your wrist for a while […]
St. Petersburg based Russian watch maker Konstantin Chaykin is one of the independents that I watch closely. Their new watch for 2011 was the Lunokhod that I covered here. Though this Decalogue is a piece they released last year as a limited edition of 76 pieces. The watch is actually based on a large clock […]
Is “Konstantin Chaykin” like the dark version of “Vacheron Constantin?” At very least the name sounds like the Russian version but then again “Konstantin Chaykin is a Russian name. While most of his work is in the clock category, Konstantin Chaykin now debuts a fascinating timepiece that he called the Lunokhod. The watch focuses on […]
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