The movement of the 44mm stainless steel Levitas ‘Moon Phase Watch’ by Konstantin Chaykin, explained by the Russian master horologer himself:
The moon phase indication – appears twice. First, in the moon phase indicator, with a marker at 3 o’clock. Then – mysteriously, in the movement of this watch. Half of the area of the movement is given to a unique transparent time indicator. Because of this the movement has an extraordinary crescent shape, resembling the crescent of a young moon.
The assembly of such a movement requires extreme concentration, and not only because of the presence of a transparent time indicator, where not a single speck of dust is acceptable. The fact is that almost all the details of the movement are mounted on its ring plate, which, at the location of the 9-hour marker, thins close to zero.
But it’s necessary that the winding barrel with the winding gear, the main wheel gear (engrenage), gearing of hands drive and balance with details of the anchor escapement are located in a small accessible space.
Price tag: $40,000.00 USD
Photo: Konstantin Chaykin