The Chinese Timekeeper CTK 03 & CTK 04

CTK 04

The Chinese Timekeeper, Small Second Automatic, CTK04 offers an unprecedented jaw dropping alliance of stainless steel and blue PVD.

Proud of its Chinese roots the small second dial has more than one unique characteristic. Indeed its 5 o’clock position offers a great twist but it is the numerals in Traditional Chinese that truly underline its rarity.

The Chinese Timekeeper logo visible on the dial, crown and back case is the representation of a Chinese sage, walking on the rotating gear of a watch movement.

CTK04 Back Buckle

It is inspired by one of the oldest systems of keeping time. A system invented in China.

A full day was divided into 100 ‘Ke’ or ‘quarters,’ equivalent to 14 minutes and 24 seconds.

There were no dials, nor hands to display the time, but rather a wooden statuette, that became the keeper of time for 14 minutes and 24 seconds, embodied each quarter.

CTK Logo

The Chinese Timekeeper, Date Automatic – CTK03, might only be seen in a few numbers of boardrooms in town, but it will definitely not go unnoticed.

This Limited Edition comes in only 18 pieces that have been carefully manufactured by Chinese finest watchmakers.

The piece is striking since the dial has a rare silver with circular finishing and not a single marking. Indeed the eponymous brand name is uniquely engraved on the unique inner ring.


The gray calf leather straps with gray stitching might be the deciding factor for those in search of a perfect wristwatch to match their Mandarin collar suits.

It seems that it won’t be long for the CTK03 to be called a great classic in the world of contemporary timepieces.

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