Dedicated to the great game
Football today is more than just a sport, and a mechanical watch is more than just something which tells the time. Russian inventor and watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin combines these two worlds with the cheerful yet occasionally sarcastic smile of the Joker’s moonphase indicator, creating a collectible watch inspired by the 2018 football World Cup in Russia. The “Joker Soccer” is a real fan. In his moving round hour- and minute-indicators, one can see reflections of a football, which has also replaced the moon of the moonphase indicator.
In football, a strong player can be called a “joker”, particularly an attacker who is brought on for the last 20-30 minutes of a match. Full of strength, experienced and bringing fresh insight to the pitch, the joker can change the course of the game as if produced from the manager’s sleeve. Konstantin Chaykin decided his “Wristmons” collection should have its own “joker” watch forward.
Especially for the “Joker” and other models of the “Wristmons” collection Konstantin Chaykin developed a double-disc display for the hour and minute indications, as well as a moonphase indicator. In the construction and design of the movement, he was guided by the principles of haute horlogerie, despite the fact that the movement is hidden under an opaque dial. Konstantin Chaykin meticulously finished every part of the movement using classic techniques: perlage pearl textured grinding; fine longitudinal and circular grinding; abrasive blasting to a matte finish; a smooth handcrafted chamfer; engraving; polished screw holes, pins and jewels; spherical polishing of the axel tips; and galvanized rhodium plating. In total the module includes 8 jewels, designed to reduce friction, while the moonphase indicator is driven by a wheel with 59 teeth.
Caliber: K07-0 automatic winding by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture
Power reserve: 38 hours when fully wound
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per day
|Basic mechanism:||ETA 2824-2 (diameter 25,6 mm, height 4,6 mm)|
|Size:||Diameter 31,5 mm, height 7,6 mm|
|Half-wave frequency::||28 800|
|Number of stones:||33 (base mechanism – 25 stones, module-8 stones)|
|Functions:||Display hours, minutes, moon phase|
Case dimensions: diameter 42 millimetres; height 13.7 millimetres
|Glass:||Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 mm|
|Dial:||Finish isilver and ruthenium plating, wave guilloche|
|Strap:||Burgundy alligator leather, calfskin lining, white stitching|
|Buckle:||Prong buckle in stainless steel|
|Water resistance:||З АТМ (30 m)|