Back in October we were delighted to see that our ‘Friend‘ Konstantin Chaykin, encouraged us all to “make Halloween green again!” Who says Halloween must be associated with orange and black?
Konstantin rejects stereotypes and blindly following recently established traditions – the celebration of the eve of the Feast of All Saints is also possible in green. After all, there was a time when Halloween was already green. The famous Jack-o’-lantern, which changed our perceptions of the pumpkin so much that many people do not even realise that pumpkins can be eaten, was originally yellow-green. And those scary faces were cut out not from pumpkins, but from turnips. Only European immigrants in America – much later – introduced the tradition of using pumpkins for this.
The transition to a green Halloween was a good chance to remind ourselves once again that we want our planet to become greener, cleaner and more beautiful. Plastic waste is the new horror of modern times, worsening the environment, destroying beauty, and clogging numerous places, the amount of which grows every day.
Konstantin Chaykin wants not only to remind people about the problem of plastic garbage, but also to try to follow a more environmentally-friendly path, both for himself and his manufacturing process. Of course, this is a symbolic act, a tiny drop in a very large ocean, but the ocean is made up of drops – there will not be a single gram of plastic in the box for the new Make Halloween Green Again watches.
Funny, not at all scary and interestingly eco-friendly: Konstantin Chaykin made Halloween green.
We are already looking forward to seeing what Konstantin creates for this year’s Feast of All Saints.
Make Halloween Green Again 2019
Limited edition 88 pieces
Caliber K07-0, automatic winding
Base movement Swiss-made ETA 2824-2
Module by Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture
Movement dimensions diameter 31.5 mm, height 7.6 mm (incl. module)
Escapement lever escapement
Balance frequency 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve 38 hours when fully wound
Jewels 33 (25 jewels for base movement, 8 jewels for module)
Module parts 61
Functions regulator dial of hours and minutes, moon phase display
Case dimensions diameter 42 mm, height 13.7 mm
Glass sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, diameter 34.5 mm
Case parts 36
Dial finish is silver plating, green lacquer, Sunray Guilloche Pattern
Dial parts 9
Strap Black alligator leather with calfskin lining, green stitching
Buckle prong buckle in stainless steel