Konstantin Chaykin Kolobok

285 000 kr


Konstantin Chaykin Kolobok

We at INDP Watches has one ordered and is planned to be delivered in autumn 2024. Kolobok is released as limited series of 99 pieces and all 99 are already reserved.

Exportprice 18800 CHF

The presentation of a new watch in Konstantin Chaykin's Wristmons ("wrist monsters") collection took place in August 2023, where he introduced the new character – Kolobok.

Kolobok is the title character in the Russian fairy tale of the same name. The tale's hero is the Little Round Bun (more usual name of the story in English). He was baked by Grandma and Grandpa, turned out to be alive and quite restless, running away from home. During his journey encountered a rabbit, a wolf, and a bear who tried to eat him, but the hero outwitted them all and escaped with his life. The central theme of the fairy tale (which everyone in Russia knows) is Kolobok's song: "I got away from Grandpa, I got away from Grandma, I got away from the rabbit..." At the end of the story the hero encounters a fox. In Russian fairy tales this figure is traditionally the most cunning, and this is no exception. The fox deceives the Kolobok and eats him.

Owing to talented illustrators over the ages Kolobok remains one of the most positive characters in Russian fairy tales. He is simultaneously cheerful, wily, and even a bit audacious, in other words, an ideal candidate for the Wristmons collection alongside Minions, the Joker, and Harley Quinn. "There came a moment when I realized that Kolobok was the ideal starting point for a series of Russian Wristmons,"recalls the master. "I was so inspired by this image that I drew 3-4 versions of sketches in a couple of days. The hero turned out to be so captivating and positive that I could no longer put this idea aside and returned to it, finalizing the design again and again."

The international presentation of this latest work took place on August 29 as part of Geneva Watch Days, giving this hero known to everyone in Russia since childhood a breath of new life and a chance to talk about him in every corner of the globe. At all levels, from watch design, movement features to promotion, the master tells the story and conveys the personalities of the characters in modern language, creating his own "new take on a fairy tale" that allows it to be understood without words.


The image of the Kolobok has been personified by many artists, illustrators, and animators. The hero has sometimes looked different, but his main features have always remained unchanged: round, golden yellow (as befits the bun he is), wide-eyed, and with a broad smile. This is how Konstantin Chaykin decided to create his hero with the aid of Haute Horlogerie.
Chaykin made the dial somewhat convex, rounded in order to give it the feel of plump dough. Yet the master had to tinker around with the background color, because Chaykin wanted the dial to look like the ruddy crust of warm, freshly baked bread. To achieve this effect, the watchmaker wanted to attain the perfect gradient. The dial is lighter in the center and darker closer to the edges.
The master made him especially "wide-eyed" by enlarging the dimensions of the pupils, which are bright blue on a glossy white background, with the rim of the hour and minute scales slightly protruding above the surface of the dial as if the Kolobok's "eyes" are bulging after being pleasantly surprised.


The Kolobok's smile is broader and more cheerful than that found on other Wristmons. It may even be argued that he's the most positive personality in the entire collection.

His white-toothed "mouth" isn't only the familiar moonphase indicator (depicted by an open-worked yellow circle), but simultaneously the day of the week indicator. Their role is played by the iconic heroes of the fairy tale, that is, the Grandpa, Grandma, the rabbit, wolf, bear, fox, and even the Kolobok himself. The owner of the watch decides which of the characters will designate the first day of the week.


Another striking detail in the design will only be available to the owner of the watch — a complicated gilded rotor assembled from 15 parts. It can be viewed through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. The watchmaker made room for an entire story on the rotor, as if inviting one to dive into the atmosphere of the fairy tale. Right in the center is the sun radiating like a medieval print with almond-shaped eyes under rounded eyebrows, clearly defined lips curled in a slight smile, and short triangular rays. In Slavic tradition, round pastries like pancakes, loaves of bread, and those little round buns symbolized exactly the sun. On one side (right next to the sun) is a cozy hut, with a birch tree on the other.

The rotor is a blend of gilding and several different types of finishes. The sun, the hut, and the birch tree are polished and contrast with the rest of the surface of the sandblasted rotor. The lower portion of the rotor contains a curved polished plate with the engraved name of the watch, typed in stylized Cyrillic letters. The engraving is repeated at the top of the steel rim on the back cover of the Wristmon's case.


The crown also has its own backstory. It was created by Konstantin Chaykin for his watch Stargazer – the most complicated model at Only Watch 2023 and one of the most complicated wristwatches in the world. The part is made in the shape of the sun with rays of various sizes and a traditional engraved logo in the center. If for Stargazer it references a celestial object, then for Kolobok it is a homage to an image from folklore, complementing the mood the master conveyed via the unusual watch rotor.


The calibre K.18-20 with automatic winding is produсed by Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture. The joker-indication module consists of 80 parts including 8 jewels.
Power reserve is 42 hours.


Watching the process of assembling of any of Wristmons is very exciting. You can see how the movement gets trademark wristmon's "eyes" and "smile". These parts form the unforgettable face-like dial.


The watch comes in a 40 mm steel case. The name of the watch is engraved on the bezel in stylized Cyrillic letters.

The watch is outfitted with an alligator leather strap with a bright yellow lining and stitching. The buckle, produced by the Konstantin Chaykin manufactory, is classic, stainless steel.
The watch is issued in a limited edition of 99 pieces.

Technical information


  • Joker time indication with discs for the hours (on the left) and minutes (on the right);
  • moonphase indicator;
  • automatic winding.


  • Stainless steel, caseback with a sapphire crystal

Case dimensions

  • Diameter 40 mm, depths 12,6 mm


  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating

Case components

  • 40


  • Stainless steel, caseback with a sapphire crystal

Dial finish

  • Multi-layered gradient lacquer

Dial components

  • 8


  • Alligator leather strap with a bright yellow lining and stitching


  • Produced by the Konstantin Chaykin manufactory, is classic, stainless steel.



  • K.18-20 with automatic winding

Base movement

  • Swiss-made 2892-A2

Indication module

  • Konstantin Chaykin manufacture

Movement dimensions

  • 31,5 mm diameter, 9,03 mm depth (with module)


  • Anchor 

Balance wheel frequency 

  • 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour

Power reserve

  • 42 hours


  • 29 (base movement – 21, module – 8 jewels)

Module parts

  • 80

Limited edition

  • 99 timepieces



For high-end watch connoisseurs around the world

The Konstantin Chaykin Manufactory, founded in 2003 by Konstantin Chaykin, Russian inventor and watchmaker, is the only luxury watchmaking brand producing timepieces made exclusively in Russia. Konstantin Chaykin and his manufactory are renowned to watch connoisseurs around the world for their watchmaking art. Konstantin Chaykin brand’s is recognised by the global professional watchmaking community as one of the most creative and original in the world.


The history of the Russian watch brand “Konstantin Chaykin” began on 23rd October 2003 when a young and ambitious inventor from St. Petersburg discovered his passion for the world of mechanical complications, intending to create the first watch with a tourbillon in Russia for 175 years. Starting with the repair and restoration of table clocks and wristwatches, he thoroughly mastered all the subtleties of creating mechanisms and methods for manufacturing watch parts. He was guided by the desire to create new, unprecedented masterpieces of haute horlogerie. In 2005 Konstantin Chaykin registered his first patent for his Orthodox Easter computus, which automatically calculates and displays the dates of the Orthodox Easter. As of February 2020, the number of patents in his portfolio stands at 79, with a further 62 utility model patents, the most of anybody in the watchmaking industry.


His global renown comes from inventions never before seen, such as timepieces with a Muslim calendar, with an Orthodox Easter date indicator, with a spherical moonphase indicator (the largest ever created for a wristwatch), with a moving image projector, and with a single switchable hour-minute hand.

The real breakthrough for Konstantin Chaykin in haute horlogerie was the “Joker” watch he created with the dial as a face, with hours and minutes indicated by rotating eyes along with the now instantly recognisable Konstantin Chaykin trademark, the smiling moonphase indicator.


The rate of production at Konstantin Chaykin Manufactory is around 200-250 pieces per year. The production of one exclusive custom-made timepiece takes from eight months to a few years. We work on each timepiece as an artist works on a painting, therefore each object is unique.

“We are not only reviving Russian haute horlogerie but we are also part of the global watch industry”.


The myth that Russians do not know how to make watches must be destroyed, as it is not only false but also defames the glorious history of our state and sullies the names of great people who have given their lives to create the most complicated watches and movements.

The idea of giving watches pronounced anthropomorphic features has been with me for a long time. I believe a watch is not just a mechanism, it is a piece of contemporary art, a real objet d’art, which should evoke strong emotions.

This applies to each of my timepieces. For example, the “Lunokhod” watch is unlike any wristwatch in the world, the “Cinema” watch has a unique moving image projector, and the “Carpe Diem” model has a complication giving an allegorical interpretation of how time elapses.

These watches are complex and artistic while at the same time also philosophical. From an artistic viewpoint the “Joker” watch seems to be the logical continuation of this theme. I wanted to create a watch that makes a connection with its owner, bringing instant emotion

Konstantin Chaykin


Over the years Konstantin Chaykin has gathered a team of professionals who share his passion for perfection and beauty in the art of fine watchmaking. That’s how the first manufactory of haute horlogerie in modern Russia was born.

Today under Chaykin’s leadership there is a well-coordinated team of just over 10 people. Together they develop the latest watch masterpieces, reviving the classic traditions of watchmaking based on the values of master craftsmen.


Konstantin Chaykin’s Manufactory building is located in a uniquely historical part of Moscow, next to the picturesque Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve.

Such a place holds great meaning for us, as the bells of the clocktower here ring out the time every hour.

In Kolomenskoye one can find the only exhibition in Russia dedicated to clocktower mechanisms of the 16th – 19th Centuries.

Among the unique displays are the oldest surviving hand-made mechanism of Russian craftsman Semyon Chasovik, which he made in 1539 for the Solovetsky Monastery, as well as an anchor mechanism from the Pafnutiev Borovsky Monastery made by Rezantsov. A visit to the Konstantin Chaykin Manufactory is a journey into the world of time. In the modern two-storey mansion one can find a space for engineers, a design department, a department for the design and development of calibres, as well as an assembly and testing workshop. The latest computer-controlled metal-cutting machinery is located on the ground floor, where all components are manufactured.

On the second floor, the inner workings of the watch are assembled before everything is finally put together ready for quality control. With all departments under one roof, specialists from different areas can readily interact and exchange their skills. This also helps create the unique artistic atmosphere of the manufactory.


Who could have thought twenty years ago that in Russia, watches would be made that could compete with the finest examples from Switzerland, Germany and Japan? The work of Konstantin Chaykin, Russian inventor and master of haute horlogerie, has become widely regarded and respected globally.

In 2010 Konstantin Chaykin became the first – and to date only – Russian member of the AHCI (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants, or Academy of Independent Watchmakers), holding the post of president from 2016 to 2019. On November 9th 2018 Konstantin Chaykin and his “Clown” watch were awarded the “Audacity” prize at the Geneva Grand Prix of Horlogerie 2018 (GPHG, Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève), the most highly regarded and prestigious watch competition in the world. Konstantin Chaykin was the first Russian watchmaker in history to take home such an award.

"As the function of a watch as a device for telling the time passes to smartphones and smartwatches, it is emotions that mechanical watches can, and indeed must, give".

Konstantin Chaykin


The watches of Konstantin Chaykin, a unique representative of the independent watchmakers’ movement, truly stand out from the mass productions of big multinational corporations. They are the embodiment of the desires and skills to create the bravest and most unusual ideas – be they philosophical, design or technical. Konstantin Chaykin doesn’t produce watches which are standardised for the mainstream. His entire collection is based exclusively on his own inventions, including the “Moscow Computus”, invented by Chaykin to calculate the Orthodox Easter dates and the most complex mechanical clock ever made in the history of Russian clockmaking; the “Lunokhod” watch, with a unique spherical moon-phase indicator – the largest of its type ever placed in a wristwatch; the “Cinema” watch, with a built-in miniature projector, able to reproduce moving photographic images, of a design never seen before in a wristwatch; the “Levitas” watch, with its own revised and optimised version of the “mysterious” time display on a transparent dial; the “Russia Time” watch, with a display showing all 11 time zones of Russia; the “Mars Conqueror”, the world’s first complex mechanical watch to show Martian time, as well as other astronomical and cosmic indicators; a table clock and wristwatch with calendar displays created according to Muslim and Jewish traditions, and more…


It’s Russia time, baby! 

Russia. Natural resources, vast territories, a harmonious blend of people of different backgrounds and cultures, a country full of powerful, intellectual and creative potential. This land has given the world outstanding scientists and genius writers, poets, musicians and artists. To this day, people are born here who are able to look into the future and produce incredible things. Maintaining the traditions of haute horlogerie in Russia, we try to embody the creative spirit of this great country.

For an independent watchmaker there are two paths – to investigate the craft traditions of the past and adorn watches with classic finishes and traditional complications, or to look for uncharted territory, going beyond established frameworks and creating new traditions. Back in 2005, at the beginning of his career, Konstantin Chaykin chose the second path, abandoning the manufacture of traditional clocks with a fusée-and-chain transmission, tourbillon and perpetual calendar for the invention of an Orthodox computus, a device calculating and displaying the dates of the Orthodox Easter, which had never been invented before.


When starting a new project, and thinking what his latest timepiece should be, Konstantin Chaykin follows his creative principles: “When I start a new project, I am guided by my three creative principles – first, an idea is born, be it philosophical, technical or artistic, which captures all my thoughts. Then I come up with the design which will most completely and adequately express this idea. Finally, I construct a movement that brings everything to life.

“Every new watch is a huge amount of creative work. From my point of view, inspirations for new watches and projects are everywhere – in museums, books, films and even in conversations with friends. Something interesting can always come to your mind” – Konstantin Chaykin

If you design something well-known, for example a calendar, chronograph or repeater, everything can be done faster as everything is already known, having already been calculated by past masters. But because all our watches are created based on my own inventions, an incredible amount of effort, resources and time is required.

We focus on connoisseurs of the art of watchmaking, who are tired of the mass-produced and mostly impersonal products of famous brands. For real aficionados, it is emotions which are very important, a response which comes from the heart as soon as such a truly extraordinary watch, conceived with ingenuity and made with the highest levels of craftsmanship, is placed on the wrist.

Konstantin Chaykin


Watches by Konstantin Chaykin reveal a part of the character of their owner. They belong to people who are not afraid to think independently, who have the courage to act and who have their own points of view on life.

To be different from everyone else, to do what hasn’t been done before, to amaze, to delight, to lead – that is an extraordinary person. Such are the watch collections which are created for them.


“Having decided to test myself in the world of haute horlogerie, in 2003, I began with the creation of a table clock with tourbillon. Why did I start this? Because I had read in a watchmaking magazine that nobody had ever made tourbillons in Russia. I was hooked!” – Konstantin Chaykin

Konstantin Chaykin began his watchmaking career with a tourbillon, the globally-recognised symbol of haute horlogerie, thereby setting a high bar for his future manufactory.

When Konstantin Chaykin mastered tourbillons, the haute horlogerie classic, he realised that he could reproduce any previously-invented watchmaking device. However, this didn’t appeal to him. He immediately understood that it would be much more interesting to invent things himself.

Every watch by Konstantin Chaykin is equipped with complex mechanical calibres, which are made and based exclusively on his own movements, functions and designs. Therefore, a Konstantin Chaykin watch is incomparable in the global watchmaking industry.

Moscow, 29th April. At the plenary session of the XIII International Forum “Intellectual Property – XXI Century”, held by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the ceremony awarding Russian inventor Konstantin Chaykin with the WIPO gold medal took place. The combination of extraordinary creative thinking and the refusal to follow the beaten path is typical of the inventive style of Konstantin Chaykin, characteristics shared with many of his watches.

On October 13, 2022, 9th Temporis International Awards ceremony was held in Zurich. Konstantin Chaykin participated in the ceremony and joined the Temporis Hall of Fame.

The award was established by Dan Vardie, publisher of Temporis watch media. He stood behind the establishment of the Temporis International Awards Jury that selects the winners each year among participating watchmakers. In addition to the award, Dan Vardie created a tradition of an "honour ceremony" for the most outstanding and famous masters of Haute Horlogerie in the world - introduction to the Temporis Hall of Fame. There are currently 27 outstanding people in the Hall, including legendary watchmakers and inventors like Kurt Klaus, Philippe Dufour, Kari Voutilainen, Richard Mille, Michel Parmigiani and Ludwig Oechslin. For the first time in the history of watchmaking, Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin was privileged to join the Temporis Hall of Fame in 2022.

On November 17, 2022, Konstantin Chaykin was awarded the "Distinguished Inventor of Russian Federation" title – the official certificate, recognizing the master's long and successful career as an inventor was signed by the president Vladimir Putin. Many scientists, engineers, experimenters who have contributed significantly to the development of both Russian and global science, were given this award. And now Konstantin Chaykin officially joins them.

The Medal of the Russian Ministry of Finance "For Diligence and Art" was given as an award at the ceremony which was held on 27th of December, 2022. It has a long history: it was presented by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Empire at all national exhibitions in the XIXth and early XXth centuries. In 2022, the traditional award was returned by the Russian Ministry of Finance. The winners are the leading representatives of the jewellery and watchmaking industries, including the famous Russian watchmaker and inventor Konstantin Chaykin.

Konstantin Chaykin – author of 94 patents for his inventions as well as 62 utility model patents (as of April 2023), the most of any watchmaker in the world. In total he has designed over 30 mechanical calibres and functional models.

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