It’s that time of the year again, Christie’s ONLY WATCH auction is coming up soon. There are many entries for the Only Watch Charity auction from Christie’s with the proceeds donated to treat Duchenne’s Myopathy.
While there are many interesting and incredible watches submitted. This one really caught my eye, and I mean literally! It’s from the brand that we have seen, the man that we have interview, the only and only brand that produces the Joker watch, Konstantin Chaykin!
Back in 2017, the brand also participated and created a unique Only Watch for the auction with a case made of zirconium. This year, the brand has made another special one off for the auction, The Joker Selfie! No, not your typical selfie but selfie of the Joker face. Rising to the challenge, instead of the typical hour markers at the left sub dial, we have a raised sapphire magnifying crystal that mimics the shape of a watchmaker’s loupe and the hour markers will change, based on whether the watch is upright or horizontal.
Look closely, there is a small circular dot just below the 12 o’clock position, which provides the day of the week. However, being this is the Joker watch, instead of the day of the week, we have different emojis for the days!
Turning the case over, you can see the nicely decorated movement of the Joker watch. It is theTschistopolsky factory caliber 2809. However, this has been highly decorated with perlage, and beveling of the movement and the wheels.
In addition, it has been modified to make the hour marker change with different faces and the days of the week using joker face emojis. Look closely at the wheels, you can see that there is a little smiley joker! When fully wound, the watch has 46 hours of power reserve.
The case is made from Bulat steel, which I was told is not an easy metal to work with. Given all the modifications, the watch has a 42mm diameter and a hefty height of 14.75mm. However, one does not buy this piece for it to slip underneath the shirt cuffs.
This watch is a statement piece meant to be seen and showcased.
Donations never looked this fun before 🙂