Mars Conqueror


Nobody knows which of the space corporations will be the first to succeed in conquering Mars, but it is absolutely certainly Konstantin Chaykin is the first watchmaker who invented and produced a specialized 100% mechanical wristwatch suitable for the future conquerors of Mars.

The expansion of humanity into the universe is inevitable. Counting on Earth to remain a safe home forever is a losing strategy. Nature has given us an acceptable chance for the first attempt to colonize space – the planet Mars, which is currently rated as the best space base for colonization. Once this idea seemed fantastic, but literally in an instant it was perceived as quite feasible.

The conquest of Mars will be difficult, but incredibly exciting process of creating and improving the technology of human settlement in space. Konstantin Chaykin is sure that it is necessary to think through many aspects of the conquest of Mars in advance, including the development of specialized mechanical watches that are reliable and able to function independently both in space and on Mars. That is why in 2017 the master launched his own Martian program-the "Martian time" project.

The conquest of Mars and its terraforming is a necessary step in the development of mankind, as far as can be seen at the moment. The great English watchmaker John Harrison invented marine chronometers in order to help the admiralty avoid a recurrence of the Isles of Scilly disaster. Konstantin Chaykin has invented “Mars conquerors” which can be useful for future settlers of Mars. Creating watches for settlers of Mars Konstantin Chaykin develops and actually invents a new direction in cosmic complications for traditional watch mechanics, a direction which no other watchmaker has paid enough attention to before.

The “Mars Time” project has really captivated Konstantin Chaykin, as witnessed by the flurry of creative sparks he has generated while working on it. Some of these inventions are already implemented in the conceptual prototype “Mars Conqueror Mk1”, developed in 2018–2019. This prototype is embedded with nine additional complications and mechanisms. That places this timepiece in the category of supercomplicated mechanical watches.

While development of “Mars Time” project Konstantin Chaykin had invented a unique complication with synchronised Earth and Mars times, a Mars date display using the Mars calendar, with the possibility of it being used as a way of showing the duration of the mission in sols (Mars-days), a orrery function showing the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and Mars, and a planetary opposition and superior opposition complication.