Spirited, smiling, big-eyed and looking at the world in cheerful amazement, this watch clearly reflects the fact its owner is a connoisseur of an unusual, spectacular style, who is ready to challenge generally accepted tastes while being an authority on haute horlogerie with their own well-developed preferences. Experts share this point of view – in 2018 Konstantin Chaykin and his “Clown” watch were awarded one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the “Golden Arrow” prize in the “Audacity” category of the Geneva Grand Prix of Fine Watchmaking (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève).
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.
|Caliber:||K07-0, automatic winding|
|Base movement:||Swiss made ETA 2824-2|
|Movement dimensions:||Diameter 31.5 millimetres; height 7.6 millimetres (incl. module)|
|Balance frequency:||28,800 semi-oscillations per hour|
|Power reserve:||38 hours when fully wound|
|Jewels:||33 (25 jewels for base movement, 8 jewels for module)|
|Functions:||Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display|
|Case dimensions:||Diameter 42 millimetres; height 13.7 millimetres.|
|Glass:||sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 millimetres|
|Dial finish:||Silver and ruthenium plating, two types of guilloche|
|Strap:||Black alligator leather, calfskin lining, red stitching|
|Buckle:||Prong buckle in stainless steel|