Russian Clock Maker Konstantin Chaykin Creates Unbelievable Joker Timepiece With Facial Expressions – Design You Trust

Russian Clock Maker Konstantin Chaykin Creates Unbelievable Joker Timepiece With Facial Expressions

Soft-spoken and very clever, Russian watch and clock maker Konstantin Chaykin’s creations never fail to intrigue me. For 2017, his newest watch is a limited edition all about whimsy (and Batman villains). The Konstantin Chaykin Joker is a characterful and relatively friendly homage to the famed Batman villain of the same name. The point of the watch isn’t just to remind watch collectors of the Joker character, but to use his theme in order to present a timepiece with a “face” that has about 20,000 distinct “facial expressions.”

Accent colors such as green, purple, and red, as well as the cartoonish visage of the dial with its elongated red smile are what most hearken to the Joker of the Batman universe. Playing card symbols decorate points around the bezel, and the overall watch seems to be themed around the idea of tricksters (whether they are mischievous or benevolent in intention). Concepts like this can go from attractive to ugly very quickly, and from tasteful to cheesy even faster.

To make things more interesting, the Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch has cleverly re-imagined a moon phase indicator to being a mouth with tongue. The lower part of the dial has a mouth which is actually a moon phase indicator that has been visually modified. I think it looks fun and is a very intelligent interpretation of how to use this classic complication. The moon itself is colored red, and is thus the tongue in this mouth which in combination with the eyes allows for an even larger range of facial expressions.

More info: Konstantin Chaykin, Facebook (h/t: ablogtowatch)







If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Barbie Unveils 17 New Dolls That Pay Tribute To Famous Inspiring Women
This Artist Creates Stupid NSFW Comics For People With A Dark Sense Of Humor
Artist Joanna Swirska Creates Superb Animalistic Tattoos
Gravestone Portraits Become Fragments Of The Floor In A Shopping Center
"Fear Must Abyss": A Coronavirus Sculpture Was Burned in Russia
The LSD Archive At The Institute Of Illegal Images
The Real Ping Pong Table Made From Cardboard
Artist Discusses Gun Violence With Stunning Artworks Of ‘Anatomy Guns’
The Most Fantasy Creatures From Another World By Katyushka Dolls
These Incredible Sand Sculptures By Andoni Bastarrika Are The Ultimate Childhood Dream
Artist Recreates Her Favorite Spooky Characters Using Paper Art
3-Year-Old Little Girl Creates Paintings Of Galaxies Using Paint, Glitter And A Fork
Norwegian Artist Makes 'Pillows' From White Marble
Create Your Own Jurassic Park
This Artist Created Tentacle Leggings And People On Etsy Just Can’t Get Enough
Designer Conceived A Bottle That Indicates For Each Town Where To Find A Drinking Water
These Bee And Insect Hotels Are Designed To Add A Pop Of Color To Backyards And Help Tiny Creatures
This Artist Merges Animals and Plants into Breathtaking Porcelain Sculptures
Artist Creates Animal Sculptures From Flower Arrangements
Irish Artist Ted Pim Creates Classical Paintings In Abandoned Buildings
This Light Art Installation Is Made From Old Washing Machine Drums
Artist Makes a Unique Ceramic Sets with a Love of Nature
Italian Pastry Chef Creates Miniature Worlds With Desserts
British Designer Paul Cocksedge Creates Awesome Curved Large-Scale Installation