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Russian Time. Krusenstern against the backdrop of an oak table

Russian Time. Krusenstern

Dedicated to the first Russian round-the-world expedition

The “Russia Time. Krusenstern” watch was made by Konstantin Chaykin as a unique piece in 2016, on the 210th anniversary of the first round-the-world expedition in the history of Russia, accomplished by a ship of the Russian fleet under the command of Ivan Fyodorovich Krusenstern. This watch features an especially modified movement taken from the original “Russia Time” model, in which Konstantin Chaykin’s invention of an all-Russia time with dual time zone indicator showing Russia’s eleven time zones is supplemented by a classic world-time indicator found on the case back.

Russian Time. Krusenstern, Russian time zones.

Watch features


  • Case back assembly process for he Russian Time. Krusenstern watch
    fixing the movement in the case for the  Russian Time. Krusenstern watch
    Russian Time. Krusenstern watch without glass and top cover ring
    Russian Time. Krusenstern watch installation of the glass retainer ring
    Russian Time. Krusenstern watch installation of the glass
    Russian Time. Krusenstern watch-screw mounting for the case back

Сase back

The world time indicator on the case back is synchronised with Chaykin’s all-Russia dual time zone indicator. The construction looks mysterious, as at first glance it appears the two indicators are not connected at all. The sapphire disk allows the world time mechanism to be completely visible. Konstantin Chaykin is the recognised master of the “mysterious” watch, but he reveals the secret of this construction: “We placed a sapphire disk in the back of the movement, an idea just like in the “Levitas” watch. Via a pinion meshed with teeth around its edge, the rotation is transmitted through the movement from the upper disk of the time zone indicator, which is found on the opposite side of the dial.

Russian Time. Krusenstern watch photo of case back


The calibre K.01-7 WT of the “Russia Time. Krusenstern” watch was developed by Konstantin Chaykin. The movement, which is equipped with an all-Russia time indication with world time indicator on the case back, was made entirely at the Konstantin Chaykin manufactory and based on a three-quarter plate construction. The calibre is made to the standards of haute horlogerie, using classical techniques in the finishing of its components: striped and perlage; fine longitudinal, radial and circular grindings; manual chamfering, polishing; polished screw holes, pins and jewels; spherical polishing of the axel tips; engraving; and galvanized rhodium and gilded plating. Distinctive features of the movement are the gold branded regulator (a device developed by Konstantin Chaykin to fine tune the effective length of the spring).

Caliber: К01-7 with hand winding by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture

Power Reserve: 48 hours

Accuracy: +/- 40 seconds per day

Russian Time. Krusenstern - View of the back of the movement


The case and dial of the watch are exquisitely decorated by hand. The case, made of 18-carat rose gold, is artistically engraved and embossed along the lateral edge, with each side of the crown featuring carefully detailed images of the sloops-of-war “Neva” and “Nadezhda”, the two ships on which Russian sailors set out to circumnavigate the globe. On the opposite lateral edge from the crown a world map showing the expedition route has been engraved. The dial is also engraved, with a map of Russia painted in hot enamel – all eleven time zones are marked in colour on a schematic, yet still detailed, map.

Case dimensions: Diameter 44 mm, thickness 13,5 mm

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