Konstantin Chaykin launches Genius Temporis watch
November 18, 2014: Russian watch manufacture, Konstantin Chaykin has unveiled the Genius Temporis Watch, which, incredibly, has a single hand.
A single hour hand engages in a command performance framed by a luxurious face decorated in the style of 17th century pocket watches: first it indicates hours and then minutes, all at the whim of the owner. The change is implemented by pressing a button located at 2:00 on the side of the case. The hour hand leaps gracefully and shows the precise minute.
The Genius Temporis Watch runs on the proprietary K01-5 caliber, which was developed especially for this model. The K01-5 caliber is highly complicated in construction, production, assembly and adjustment. It consists of over one hundred details, each of which is finished by hand by Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture.
Genius Temporis, Latin for ‘The Spirit of Our Time’ is an ode to the pocket-watch era, which used to have a single hand only. According to Konstantin Chaykin, single handed watches have their niche and attract a certain type of person who can afford to slow down and stop rushing around. But even such people are unable to ignore minutes completely. Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture, therefore, came out with a unique and elegant solution: a single handed watch that can also tell minutes on demand.