There are few exclusive models of Joker watches. Only 1 piece of each in all the world!
Joker Selfie Only Watch-2019 Piece Unique
The ONLY WATCH charity auction was held in Geneva on 9, November. A unique example of modern watch art has been created especially for it, the world’s first self-portrait watch, Joker Selfie Only Watch-2019 Piece Unique. The author pays tribute to the toughest job of a watch master in it. The Joker watch has acquired features of its creator this time – watchmaker and inventor Konstantin Chaykin.
It took a long time to manufacture and to assembly the incredibly complicated Joker Selfie Only Watch-2019 Piece Unique watch dial, which consists of 13 parts. The difficulty was that each of these parts is unique in its finishing; each method was carefully selected and brought to perfection by Konstantin Chaykin. For example, for the first time, the Joker watch has eyebrows and a beard.
To ensure that the shutter that closes the hour indicator (the left eye of the “Joker” dial) works flawlessly, Konstantin Chaykin had to minimize the weight of this part, and therefore was faced with the need to manufacture it from an ultra-light high-tech aluminum-magnesium alloy.
The shutter can be in one of two positions, closing either the hour indicator or the day of the week indicator with joker-style emojis in the “third eye” of the dial. It is decorated with a dozen “birds” – as Chaykin sometimes calls the logo of his Manufacture, and only one “bird” when the shutter is triggered appears in the “third eye” of the dial. By the way, since the Joker Selfie watch was conceived by Chaykin as a self-portrait, the author’s green-yellow color of the iris is repeated in the iris of the Joker’s eyes.
Self-portrait Joker Selfie was sold at the charity ONLY WATCH auction for 70 thousand CHF with an initial bid price of 15 thousand. And we congratulate the Only Watch charity auction with a huge success, more than 38 million CHF were raised for scientific and medical research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
genuine stainless bulat steel
diameter 42 mm; height 14,75 mm
sapphire crystal with antireflective coating (diameter 34.5 mm), sapphire crystal for watchmaker’s magnifying glass (diameter 9.5 mm), sapphire crystal of day of the week indicator (diameter 3.5 mm)
silver, rhodium and ruthenium plating, four types of guilloche
black alligator leather, calfskin lining, blue stitching
pin buckle in genuine bulat steel
Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture Caliber K.21-0, hand-winding, developed on the base of Soviet precision Caliber 2809 of Tschistopolsky factory; highly modified by Konstantin Chaykin according to haute horlogerie standards and equipped with Joker indication module
diameter 31,5 mm; height 9,6 mm (module height 4,3 mm)
18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
46 hours when fully wound
32 (22 jewels for base movement, 10 jewels for module)
regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display, unique secret hour and day of the week indication, switching while turning the watch case; Joker Emoji Day of the Week secret indicator