The most important book about the Russian watchmaker and inventor, and his famous brand
All the most interesting details in one book. In depth. Honest. First-hand.
A detailed biography of Konstantin Chaykin throughout every step of his artistic journey
The inner workings of the creation of all his watch and clock masterpieces
The secrets of building and promoting a Russian brand on the world market
Exclusive author’s illustrations of watch movements from the master’s personal archives
You are about to discover the fascinating story of how a talented Russian watchmaker works, from where he draws his inspiration and how he embodies his original ideas. Find out how new ideas and projects were born and the meanings each new creation is imbued with. At the end of the book, you will find a detailed glossary of terms associated with watches and their assembly.
A gift certain to be treasured by connoisseurs of watchmaking and fans of the work of Konstantin Chaykin
Collector’s gift edition
Limited edition (1000 copies)
Author’s illustrations of watch mechanisms
Rare, exclusive photos not found anywhere else
Previously unpublished facts of the biography of this eminent Russian watchmaker
More than just a book
Immerse yourself in the world of watchmaking, with the opportunity to see all its subtleties from the inside
This book will reveal:
How the most complex clockwork mechanisms are born. From the first sketches to the release of the finished product
How to master watchmaking from scratch, compete with global brands and build a commercially successful business
How to combine artistic creativity and the running of a business, whose revenue in 2018 amounted to 55m rubles (around $1m)
How to find buyers for watches costing upwards of 1m rubles, with a production cycle of up to two years
Where to find investment for expensive, ambitious projects, How to not be afraid of taking risks, how to find non-standard solutions and to create watches that conquer the world
Copies: Limited to 1000
Format: 244 x 289mm
Complete list of Konstantin Chaykin’s patents
Detailed glossary of watch and watchmaking terms
Read, be inspired by an expert and create your own masterpieces!
To tell some of those stories behind the timepieces – and his own story – Konstantin recruited renowned Russian watch journalist Alexey Kutkovoy in 2019.
Despite Konstantin being a perfectionist, Mr Kutkovoy had journalistic freedom. “I was not bound by his control, so I had the privilege to compose my own independent vision with some nice subjects discovered, and I’m happy he left that untouched,” mentions Mr Kutkovoy.