How many hands should a wristwatch have? Two? Three? Ten? Maybe one is enough? Konstantin Chaykin’s “Genius Temporis” belongs to the category of timepieces with the most laconic, single-handed system of time indication, demonstrating the essence of time.
The single hand on the dial of the “Genius Temporis” watch helps us establish a fascinating connection between the distant past and the present. Just as in the 16th Century, when the production of the first pocket watches had just begun, which measured the time using a single hand, so as in our century of technological breakthroughs and new ways of life, rare single-handed watches are owned by a small circle of connoisseurs of the most laconic genre of watch art. If people of the Renaissance era made the first steps in watchmaking, and were unable to make a more precise two-handed timepiece, then our contemporaries have moved on from the appreciation of high-precision mechanical chronometers, quartz, electronic and smart watches and seek to return to the luxury of leading a calm and measured way of life, dictated by the leisurely rotation of a single hand.
At the same time, the “Genius Temporis” watch offers something more. It gives a choice – display the gradual flow of the hours or the more rapid running of the minutes. It took the charming dial, engraved in floral ornamentation with a single hand, from the old pocket watches of the Renaissance era, while the patented movement with two indication regimes is made using the latest watch technologies. The simplicity of the “Genius Temporis” is actually just an illusion.