GRIMALDI THE CLOWN
Here we are again! Turning clownery into an artform.
The design is important as a recognition of the insight of Grimaldi, inventor of the classic image of the clown. However, that’s not the most important thing. Standing above everything else is the incredible emotionality of the first Clown, and his ability to captivate the audience with his subtle acting and quick reactions. It is no wonder that his contemporaries remarked that the only way to appreciate the skill of Grimaldi was to see him live on stage.
The caseback features a sapphire window – the first watch in the Clown series to be given this. Through the sapphire window one can see the entire disc rotor of the automatic winding system and its ‘mysterious’ design.
CASEThe dial of this timepiece is made in hues typical of the first Joker and many other Wristmons, and it would be no exaggeration to say that Grimaldi is a coauthor of its design. The name of the watch, on the bezel of the steel case, is written in Baroque script – chosen by Konstantin Chaykin exclusively for this model. The same font is used in the minute- and hourmarkers of the branded Joker-indication time indicator discs, made in the form of the character’s eyes.
Case dlimensions: diameter 42 millimetres; height 13.7 millimetres
K07-0, automatic winding
ETA 2824-2 (diameter 25,6 mm, height 4,6 mm)
Diameter 31,5 mm, height 7,6 mm (incl. module)
Number of stones:
33 (base mechanism – 25 stones, module-8 stones)
Regulator dial for hours and minutes, moon-phase display
Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 mm
Silvering, ruthenium coating, multi-layered lacquer coating, wave guilloche relief décor
Black alligator leather with calfskin lining, red stitching
Produced by Konstantin Chaykin manufacture, classic, stainless steel
З АТМ (30 m)