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The Joker Sandmann Only Watch 2024 marks a new chapter in the history of Wristmons

10 May 2024
The Joker Sandmann Only Watch 2024 marks a new chapter in the history of Wristmons
The tenth Only Watch charity auction took place in Geneva on May 10, 2024. Konstantin Chaykin participated in this landmark event for the fourth time, creating a unique piece of the Joker Sandmann Only Watch 2024 specifically for it. The watch was sold for 110,000 CHF — nearly four times its estimated price of 30,000 CHF.

The Joker Sandmann Only Watch 2024 marks a new chapter in the history of Wristmons with its recognizable anthropomorphic dial. Konstantin Chaykin believes that watchmaking is a multifaceted art form that preserves centuries-old traditions and elevates engineering developments to the level of high art. Additionally, the watch industry can support medical research, a goal embodied by the Only Watch initiative. Since 2005, this initiative has raised funds for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The Joker Sandmann Only Watch 2024 contributed 110,000 CHF to this year's total charity fund. Konstantin Chaykin has been involved in charity auctions since 2017, with the unique watches sold raising over 600,000 USD.*

For this auction, Chaykin designed a new openwork dial that maintains anthropomorphic features to display the hours and minutes through the left and right "eyes" respectively, and the day of the week through a "smile" indicator. The partially skeletonized dial reveals the gilded main plate of the movement and the grainy surface details, lending the watch its name, Sandmann ("Der Sandmann").

The Joker Sandmann is a one-of-a-kind piece. Its case is made of true stainless 'bulat' steel, a distinctive material exclusive to the "Konstantin Chaykin" Manufacture. The watch features the new high-class automatic calibre K.09-1, equipped with a joker indication module and an automatic winding rotor made by the "Konstantin Chaykin" Manufacture, boasting a power reserve of 68 hours.

It should be noted that the Stargazer watch, created for Only Watch 2023 and initially slated for participation, was not presented at the Only Watch 2024 auction.

*Previous participation in charity auctions includes: Only Watch 2017 with the Joker Only Watch 2017 (45,000 CHF), Only Watch 2019 with the Joker Selfie Only Watch 2019 Piece Unique (70,000 CHF), Only Watch 2021 with the Martian Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 Piece Unique (290,000 CHF).
The Joker Sandmann Only Watch 2024 marks a new chapter in the history of Wristmons
The Joker Sandmann Only Watch 2024 marks a new chapter in the history of Wristmons
The Joker Sandmann Only Watch 2024 marks a new chapter in the history of Wristmons
The Joker Sandmann Only Watch 2024 marks a new chapter in the history of Wristmons
The Joker Sandmann Only Watch 2024 marks a new chapter in the history of Wristmons