The independent Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin will use the upcoming Baselworld 2012 watch fair, which is going to be held from March 8 to March 15, to introduce his latest creation – the “Mystery” watch.
The Saint Petersburg-based watchmaker used modern-day advanced mechanics and a totally new approach in the world of watches to create this masterpiece. This Konstantin Chaykin’s novelty will have a completely transparent dial and a pair of hands in the centre mysteriously suspended in the empty space of the golden case.
The golden hour and minute hands are set on the totally transparent base of the dial and they rotate as if completely autonomous, leaving the impression of hovering above as if gravitation has no power over them. Its miniature tourbillion movement parts are situated under the bezel which is decorated with applied Roman numerals as hour markers and a sophisticated aperture of the moon phase indicator (the feature similar to the Chaykin’s “Lunokhod” timepiece which fascinated the world last year). In my opinion, the moon phase indicator which is located at the 3 o’clock position is one of the most stunning features of this watch. The “Mystery” timepiece is also equipped with a power reserve indicator.
Apart from the obvious unknown element of the design, this newcomer boasts the great finishing and aesthetics.
Its case is made of gold and it measures 43 mm in diameter. The Russian manufacturer known for his innovative and unusual creations will offer two models of the “Mystery” watch, the first version in a white gold case, and the second one is in a rose gold housing. The straps for both models are made of genuine leather. The hand-stitched straps come in black color and I am sure that they will feel great on the wrist.
According to the horological maestro from Saint Petersberg, it took 18 months to design this outstanding watch which is the only of its kind.
We are waiting until Baselworld watch event in March when further details about the mechanism, fabrication and pricing will be revealed.