How many hands should a wrist watch have? Two? Three? Ten? And, maybe, only one is enough?Brilliant in its laconism, the Genius Temporis watch try to reach the very essence of time, taming this capricious element with the help of a single hand.
The double-edged “arrow” on the dial connects the past and the present: the distant 16th century, when the first pocket watches with a single hour hand were invented, with our age of technological breakthroughs and a new way of life. If Europeans of the Renaissance made the first steps in watchmaking and could not afford to create a more accurate watch with two arrows, the Europeans of the 21st century, having passed the stage of high-precision mechanical chronometers, quartz and electronic watches, are trying to return to a leisurely and measured way of life.
Genius Temporis watch give you a choice- to show measured flow of hours or more rapid running of minutes. From ancient pocket watches, they retained the charm of engraving with floral ornament and one hand, while its patented movement with two modes of work was designed in accordance with the latest achievements of the science of our time. Therefore, their simplicity is only apparent.
The Genius Temporis Watch runs on the proprietary K01-5 caliber, which was developed especially for this model. The K01-5 caliber is highly complicated in construction, production, assembly and adjustment. It consists of over one hundred details, each of which is finished by hand in the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture.
Thanks to Konstantin Chaykin’s invention , this “loner” now also indicates minutes, whilst retaining the minimalist elegance of a classic single handed watch. The hand changes the hour indication to minute by pressing the side button, located at 2:00 on the side of the case. The hour hand leaps gracefully and shows the precise minute.
K01-5, escapement: anchor
36 х 9,5 mm, Jewels: 29, Power Reserve: 48 hours
steel, bronze, brass and gold
diameter 44 mm, rose gold
Hour Indication, Minute Indication on demand
diameter 38,6 mm, Materials: brass, gilding, rodium plated