The Cinema Watch is the first mechanical watch in the world with a built-in movie. Konstantin Chaykin invented and patented an unusual complication in 2012; a complication which harks back to early movie projectors from the late 19th century. The animation is activated using a special crown on the bezel: press it and you hear the crackle of an old-fashioned move projector as the Cinema Watch shows us a small movie. The first Cinema Watch series of 12 pieces will contain an animation of a galloping horse and rider. This is tribute to the American photographer and inventor Eadweard Muybridge. We will wait and see what future series will bring. The Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture is also accepting individual orders for animated movies – there is no limit on how many different movies Cinema Watches will contain. In fact, should you ever get bored with your movie, our master watchmakers will be happy to install a new movie in your watch.
The KCM01-0 caliber looks unusual even at first glance: it contains two winding drums which power two movements - the watch movement and the animation movement respectively. And yet they are wound using the same winding screw – clockwise for the watch and counter clockwise for the animation.