Konstantin Chaykin Green Halloween
With Halloween fast approaching, we take a look at some of the most interesting Halloween-themed timepieces available
A group of French paleontologists recently conducted a study and reached a consensus that the worst possible time and place to be alive in the history of the world, ever, was the Sahara desert around 100 million years ago. I know what you're thinking and no, it's not Italy 2020. It's the Sahara 100m years ago. But I digress.
The territory that we know today as Sahara Desert, was inhabited by dinosaurs that were either eating one another or they were eating other things, which basically means you'd go to sleep at night only to wake up in the morning and realize you were dead. Bugger.
So what is the correlation between this piece of information and the watch pictured here? I don't know, but for some reason this is the analogy that Kostantin Chaykin used to introduce the latest iteration of the Green Halloween timepiece so I guess I'm just gonna along with that.
Konstantin Chaykin is an independent watch maker that's quickly rising through the ranks in the industry because Mr Chaykin, Russian born and bred, has a very clear vision in mind for his watches. He knows what he wants in terms of design and he's not scared to see his idea through.
The first Halloween watch was created in 2017, as part of the brand's Wristmons collection. The Jack-o-Lantern-shaped face of the watch features two eyes and a mouth. The mouth is a moonphase complication, which relays the 29.5-day lunar cycle by showcasing the current moonphase on the dial. The contour of the left eye features hour markers while the contour of the right eye features minute makers.
The dial features a Sunray Guilloche Pattern with both silver plating and lacquer treatment and it is housed in a 42 mm bronze case with sapphire crystal, paired with an alligator black strap with green stitching.
It's powered by a Swiss ETA-based automatic winding movement, modified by Chaykin, coming in with a 38-hour power reserve and 33 jewels, 25 jewels for the movement and 8 jewels for the module that Chaykin added.
The price? The bad news is most of his pieces are made to measure and if you're looking to buy one in the pre-owned market you're gonna have to fork out anywhere between 15,000 and 25,000 dollars. The good news is this by far the most expensive piece we're going to be covering for this Halloween series in the next few days so it's all downhill from here. Sort of.