lot 14

Konstantin Chaykin

Joker Clock Sketch

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

Starting bid CHF 100
Hammer price CHF 1 300
Total bids 22


Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm


Paper, pencil

The artwork is paired with a unique NFT.

Lot essay

Konstantin Chaykin has realized the idea of a table clock with a face-like dial on paper. It was meant to coexist with the master's famous Wristmons collection. Disc hour and minute indicators act as «eyes» of the clock. The «smile» is the moonphase indicator which hides the tourbillon's work. Watchmaking connoisseurs know that this part never stops moving, it is designed to show all the spectre of colourful emotions on the Wristmon's playful «face».

The «smile» is the moonphase indicator which hides the tourbillon's work.

According to the author's concept, the table version of the Wristmon should be empowered by additional functions: day-of-the-week indicator, month, date, leap year indicators.

Phantom Timepieces

While creating a collection of watches, Konstantin Chaykin made numerous sketches, in which he, as an artist, tried to depict the timepieces he had conceived. The watchmaker has gathered these ideas into a special collection – the Phantom Watch series. 

The collection includes the inspirational sketches of watches created by Chaykin, the projects which can't be realized for some reasons. The master cherishes every thought he conceived, so he decided to give these inventions a chance on paper.

About the Author

Konstantin Chaykin is a famous watchmaker and inventor who has the greatest number of inventions and watch complications among his colleagues all around the world.

Moreover, Chaykin is also a great graphic artist. All of his timepieces and inventions began with sketches and drawings that he made in countless "moleskins". One may consider them a "chronicle" of his Manufacture. It is not surprising that it was Chaykin who created the world's first self-portrait watch, the Selfie Joker, the dial design of which reflects the features and traits of its creator.

In 2021, Chaykin created his first digital art project — the NFT-Joker. It represents the unstoppable time flow shaped as an ever-changing appearance of the Joker watch – 42,480 different computer images of the watch, changing minute by minute and marked by a unique emotion on the face-like dial.

The time has come to transfer the other Chaykin's artworks – paintings, watch and movements' sketches, blueprints – into the digital dimension.