lot 15

Konstantin Chaykin

New Writstmon Prototype + Sketch

This lot has a reserve price
Estimate CHF 35 000 / CHF 55 000
Starting bid CHF 25 000

Hammer price CHF 37 000
Total bids 19
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Lot Essay

We are happy to introduce the newest addition to Konstantin Chaykin's Wristmons collection, the Kolobok watch.

This lot is the no. 0 from the limited-edition of 99 pieces.

This is the first character of the collection based on Russian fairy tales. Thanks to talented illustrators, Kolobok has remained one of the most positive characters in Russian fairy tales for ages. He is simultaneously cheerful, wily, and even a bit audacious, in other words, an ideal candidate for the Wristmons collection.

Kolobok is the title character in the Russian fairy tale of the same name. The tale's hero is the Little Round Bun (name of the story in English). He was backed by Grandma and Grandpa, turned out to be alive and quite restless, running away from home. During his journey encountered a rabbit, a wolf, and a bear who tried to eat him, but the hero outwitted them all and escaped with his life. The central theme of the fairy tale (which everyone in Russia knows) is Kolobok's song: "I got away from Grandpa, I got away from Grandma, I got away from the rabbit..." At the end of the story the hero encounters a fox. In Russian fairy tales this figure is traditionally the most cunning, and this story is no exception. The fox deceives the Kolobok and eats him.

The watch comes in a 40 mm steel case. The movement includes a number of functions:

– Joker-time indication;

– Day of the week indication;

– Moonphase indication.

Another striking detail in the design is a complex gilded rotor. It can be viewed through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. The watchmaker made room for an entire story on the rotor, as if inviting one to dive into the atmosphere of the fairy tale. Right in the center is the sun, depicted in the style of a medieval print. In Slavic tradition, round pastries like pancakes, loaves of bread, and little round buns symbolized the sun. On the one side (right next to the sun) is a cozy hut, with a birch tree on the other. The rotor is a blend of gilding and several different types of finishes and consists of 15 parts.

*Under the aegis of Maître Marco Breitenmoser, Huissier Judiciaire