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Konstantin Chaykin (full name: Chaykin Konstantin Yurievich) is a well-known design engineer and watchmaker. He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he currently lives and works.

Since 2003, he has devoted himself to designing and manufacturing boutique watches and clocks with extraordinary astronomical functions. He is a member of the Independent Watchmakers Association (AHCI).

This master makes Russia’s most sophisticated clockwork. His ingenuity and encyclopedia-like knowledge have created many new timekeeping instruments that show noble and luxurious qualities.

In March 2011, the famous inventor and watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin turned his latest idea into reality-a moon phase display watch that combines three-dimensionality and vivid realism. The moon phase display is the most common complication on clocks.

Its role is to indicate the moon phase profit and loss in the current period. Traditionally, the moon phase display is a turntable painted with a moon graphic. Some moon graphics displayed on the dial reflect the current moon phase profit and loss.

Some watchmakers and designers have further innovated, using a three-dimensional rotating moon model to represent the moon phase profit and loss accurately. For example, DeBethune and Bunz series of fine watches and clocks use this moon model. However, the Russian inventor’s technical idea was even more ambitious.

In this watch he designed, Konstantin Chaykin uses the world’s most lifelike horoscope, the incredibly realistic miniature moon, to perfect one of these most romantic complications.

At the center of the dial is a 12 mm diameter ball made of Wootz steel, which vividly simulates the surface of the moon. Konstantin Chaykin has chosen a material that not commonly found in the watch industry, Woods Steel, to create the case for this moon phase display watch. Items where the designer’s ingenuity lies.

This miraculous steel has a structure with an intricate pattern, reminiscent of the ease gained by weightlessness on the surface of the moon. The large dial with a diameter of 50 mmade of metal materials that have been widely used in heavy artillery for centuries, exuding a masculine atmosphere from the inside out.

The woods used in the case made by one of Russia’s most prominent producers, Sergey Lunev, who specializes in forging Damascus and Woods steels.

Top Marques 2012 will be the first time to release another new work by Konstantin Chaykin-the Quartime watch. This watch presents a unique reading experience, eternally harmonious with nature, always reminding the owner of the day’s changes.

From early morning to night, each hour corresponds to a different hour scale display. The word Quartime comes from the Latin “Quarta” (quarter) and the English “time” (time). From October 26th to 28th, 2012, Top Marques 2012, the world’s first and top luxury exhibition, Will be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center.

Konstantin Chaykin will make an appearance at this event. It is Konstantin Chaykin’s second exhibition in China. In 2011, Konstantin Chaykin appeared in China with a prototype mechanical model Levitas. This model uses transparent scale windows, and gold hands to fly like wings. To pay tribute to the vast Chinese history, watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin will display a clock with decorative themes of plum blossoms, a traditional symbol of ancient Chinese culture, at this year’s exhibition.