Genius Temporis - A New Watch by Konstantin Chaykin

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October 2014

The Russian watch manufacture, Konstantin Chaykin will unveil its Genius Temporis Watch, the peak of single-hand watch evolution. It will be presented for the first time on November 06, at SalonQP 2014 in London. Thanks to Konstantin Chaykin’s latest invention, this “loner” now also indicates minutes, whilst retaining the minimalist elegance of a classic single handed watch.

A single hour hand engages in a command performance framed by a luxurious face decorated in the style of 17th century pocket watches: first it indicates hours and then minutes, all at the whim of the owner.
The change is effected by pressing a button located at 2:00 on the side of the case. The hour hand leaps gracefully and shows the precise minute.

Genius Temporis timepiece by Konstantin Chaykin
Genius Temporis timepiece by Konstantin Chaykin

The Genius Temporis Watch runs on the proprietary K01-5 caliber, which was developed especially for this model. The K01-5 caliber is highly complicated in construction, production, assembly and adjustment. It consists of over one hundred details, each of which is finished by hand in the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture.

Alexey Kutkovoy, the Russian watch expert and journalist suggested the name “Genius Temporis”, which is Latin for ‘The Spirit of Our Time’ because Alexey felt that this name best reflects the evolution of single handed watches as an echo of one’s perception of time.

Technical Details

Caliber: K01-5
Escapement: Anchor
Dimensions: 36 х 7,8 mm
Jewels: 29
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Steel, bronze, brass and gold.

Diameter: 44 mm
Materials: Rose gold

Hour Indication
Minute Indication on demand

Diameter: 44
Materials: brass, gilding, rodium plated

Source: Konstantin Chaykin