It was back in 2019 when Alexander Shorokhov sketched out the then future new model “Neva” during a business trip to Saint Petersburg. Along his journey, he chanced upon and saw the strong currents of the European river Neva and was quickly inspired. This 74km long river in Russia flows from Lake Ladoga, passes through the city and flows into the Neva Bay of the Baltic Sea. Along the way, the river passes 340 bridges and several magnificent palaces, thus gaining its nickname, “Venice of the North”.
From the inspiration of this glorious body of water, the wavy guilloché of the Neva dial was born. The centrepiece dial is therefore far from simple - it is difficult to craft as the art of making guilloché dials is one that is rare to master. Moving our attention to the seconds subdial allows us to appreciate another highlight of the watch - the small, curved second hand that is shaped like the letter “N”.
The watch is Alexander Shorokhoff’s hand-winding masterpiece and is powered by the 42 hour power reserve calibre AS 3105. The movement has been embellished with a plethora of finishing techniques including hand engraving and these are all made to beautifully contrast with blued screws. Its 43.5mm case diameter allows the watch to show off the details on the dial as well as the wondrous fine finishing found all across the timepiece.
Last but not least, the brand has thoughtfully provided a matching blue crocodile strap to attach the watch to your wrist.
The blue and white wonder that is the Neva is limited to just 49 pieces. Make sure you get yours today at Red Army Watches!
Picture credit : @Alexander_shorokhoff