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Watch out! Konstantin Chaykin’s Joker!

I saw a lot of amazing watches in Baselworld, but only one like this.

Based in Moscow, Konstantin Chaykin is the only Russian member and President of the Horological Academy of Independent Creators (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants) and is already famous for his creative timepieces such as the Lunokhod and Cinema.

With its Joker watch, Konstantin Chaykin created a new intriguing masterpiece paying tribute to the famed Batman villain of the same name. As well as being a beautiful display of fine watchmaking, the funniest watch on the market is probably also the most unique and subtle one.

This joker face that’s on my wrist is actually a serious business. Konstantin Chaykin told me it took me about 7-8 months to create the Joker watch.

With the Joker, Konstantin created a new spirit of high mechanics that keeps changing for an amazing and memorable show to be seen day and night on the wrist.

Light-hearted and affordable, the Joker wristwatch has the time displayed on separate sub-dials which form the eyes of the funny face. While hours are at 10 o’clock, minutes are at two and the pupils points the time while the moon phase indicator has smartly been transformed into a mouth with tongue. At six o’clock, the mouth opens and as time progresses, the expression of the joker changes which will keep its lucky owner surprised every time he is wondering what time it is. Incredible but true, the joker face has about 20,000 distinct ‘facial expressions!’

The face of the watch is decorated with two guilloche patterns, a wavy, radial motif on the silver-plated dial, and a hobnail pattern on the ruthenium-plated nose.

The Joker watch has clearly been created for watch lovers who appreciate the sense of fun than you – thanks to Konstantin – still can find it in some rare watches.

I fell in love with this artistic and admirable watch, and I would like to highlight the work of Chaykin also for the message it’s sending: you might have a tough day, this watch will always remind you how fun life could be, so don’t take it too seriously!

The new ‘Joker’ watch is available in a stainless steel and is limited to 99 pieces.

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