lot 01

Konstantin Chaykin

Clown Prototype

This watch was featured at the "Timepieces and Art: Konstantin Chaykin" auction

Starting bid CHF 17 000
Hammer price CHF 36 000
Total bids 23

Specification

CaseStainless steel case with special engraved caseback, two "ears" crowns, engraved bezel
StrapBlack alligator strap, with red stitching, original pin buckle
DialWhite dial with partial guillochage, hour and minute indication regulator "eyes" in yellow, moon phase indication window "mouth", signed "Konstantin Chaykin"
MovementRhodium-plated automatic movement with a special time and moon phase display, Relief décor with a heart, diamonds, and the logo of Harley Quinn on the rotor
Cal.K07-0
D=42mm
Year2022

Condition report

Case:New, unworn
Strap:New, unworn
Dial:New, mint
Movement:New, working perfectly
Papers:Yes

Lot essay

The Clown watch by Konstantin Chaykin is presented at the auction. It is the No. 0 from the limited edition of 27 pieces.

The Clown is the second watch from the Wristmons collection, created in 2017 This model made the collection of "monsters on the wrist" popular worldwide and gained recognition of experts in the watchmaking industry — it was awarded the Geneva Grand Prix of Haute Horlogerie GPHG in the category "Audacity Prize".

The Clown is a great representative of the Wristmons main concept – a watch with a face-like dial that evokes an immediate emotional reaction.
When it comes to the Clown watch, its features show a hint of mockery and irony. The dial is white and resembles a circus makeup.

Pupils are of "alarming" bright yellow hue. The round nose is red, and the "mouth" (a moonphase indicator) is also outlined red. It teases the owner with its playful "tongue".

Though the Wristmon has extraordinary looks, Chaykin used classical horological and decorative techniques: fine longitudinal and circular grinding, manual chamfering and polishing, guilloché, abrasive treatment, pad printing, lacquering, silvering and rhodium-plating. This makes the Clown watch a true work of Haute Horlogerie.