Monday, October 12, 2015

Konstantin Chaykin Russian Time

It requires eleven time zones to cover the vast area of Russia from Moscow to Kamchatka and from the Arctic Sea to the Caucuses. These time zones represent 11 Russian cities that are Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Norilsk, Yakutsk, Chersky, Samara, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Anadyr, and Vladivostok. The world renowned master watch maker Konstantin Chaykin, the creative head of the watch brand named after him brings all these time zones to a single wristwatch: the Russian Time.

The unique design of the Russian Time Watch is focused on showing the time in all eleven time zones in Russia. At the top of the dial, between IX and III, we listed all of the eleven cities used to identify the time zones. Each city name is connected with a line to the hour indicator located directly below the list of cities.
The Russian Time Watch contains a second way to tell time in all eleven Russian time zones. In the bottom half of the dial, between III and IX, we find a map of Russia divided into the time zones. Each time zone is connected with a line to an hour indicator located towards the bottom of the dial. Skeleton hands indicating time on the main dial make it more convenient to absorb all of this information.

The Russian Time Watch is available in a limited edition and comes in a steel case 44 mm in diameter, complete with a proprietary hand wound movement with a 48 hour power reserve. The watch comes with a black leather band with a buckle closure. The movement contains a patented complication which allows all eleven Russian time zones to be shown in the indicator apertures. The glorious caliber, created to the highest watchmaking standards can be seen through clear case back.

Konstantin Chaykin was inspired to create the Russian Time Watch after a visit to the Peterhof Palace, where he saw the Ivan Yurin clock. This clock has an enormous fretwork dial encrusted with numerous small dials. Each of these has a name of a city in the Russian Empire on it and each dial tells time according to the pre-revolutionary system of time zones. This antique clock reflects a bygone era of Russian history. Many cities have new names and some are no longer part of Russia, such as Novo-Arkhangelsk in Alaska (now New Archangel). The very division into time zones has changed. In his new Russian Time Watch, Konstantin Chaykin has immortalized the Russia of today.

Technical details
Movement
Caliber: К01-7
Escapement: anchor
Dimensions: 31 х 7,7 mm
Frequency: 21 600 vph
Jewels: 17
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Accuracy: -20/+40 seconds per day

Case
Diameter: 44 mm,
Materials: stainless steel   

Dial
Diameter: 38,2 mm
Color: black

Band
Materials: natural leather
Closure: buckle

Functions
Hour Indication
Minute Indication
Local Hour indication in 11 Russian time zones
Local Hour indication in 11 Russian cities
Day and Night Hour Indication

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