The watch “Lucky 8” of the AVANTGARDE-collection featuring a “Vintage”-movement is a high quality mechanical product with hand engraved movement and unique modern design made by the company Alexander Shorokhoff watch manufacturer.
The movement of this watch model is a cal. 2416.Poljot. It was produced from 1982-1996 in the first Moscow watch factory “Poljot“. The “Alexander Shorokhoff“ watch manufacturer has purchased 350 new movements from there and is going to produce two limited editions of this watch model.
“Lucky 8” is made as a homage to all people for whom the figure 8 of the Chinese culture is very important.
The date as central point of the watch design came to the fore. The days of the month are arranged along an outer scale and can be seen quite clearly. The current day has been placed at an inner scale in a small yellow rectangular window opposite the corresponding day of the month. For this purpose a special ring was designed and placed under the dial.
Three days are set off: day 8, 21 and 31. The figure 21 stands for happiness, especially when
you think of the gamble „Black Jack“ and is actually referring to the figure 8. In this way should be pointed out the double luck expressed by this figure having a positive connotation in China; in any case, it was not by accident that the watch has got the name “Lucky 8”. The day 31 occurs exactly 7 times per year. That means not every month; for this reason its place at the outer scale was decorated by a question mark and should remind the watch owner of the date adjustment.
The watch features also a large 60 at the dial which is meanwhile a characteristic mark of almost every “Alexander Shorokhoff”-watch as well as the hand engraved movement.
When turning the watch, you will have a wonderful view at the play of the interlinked gearwheels, small levers, bridges and screws of blued steel. Before the delivery, this movement has been adapted to the quality standard of the other “Alexander Shorokhoff“-watches. All components were hand engraved or decorated by fine clouds polishing and additionally gold or rhodium plated. Only after this special treatment, the parts are re-assembled step by step into a new movement, thus every movement becomes a unique piece.
Reference number: AS.V3
Caliber: 2614.AS, manual winding, partially hand-engraved and refined with blued screws, 17 jewels, power reserve approx. 42 hours
Function: Hours, minutes, second, date
Case: Stainless steel with sapphire glass back, 5 atm water-resistant
Diameter: 43.5 mm
Height: 11.5 mm
Glass: Sapphire glass on both sides, anti-reflective on front
Dial: Black with visible calendar
Hands: White lacquered, 24-hour in yellow
Strap: Genuine ostrich leather strap in light brown with engraved massive stainless steel pin buckle
Limitation: 100 pieces
Warranty: 2 years
About Alexander Shorokhoff
Alexander Shorokhoff was founded in 2003 in Alzenau, Germany by Alexander Shorokhov. The brand was borne out of Shorokhov’s desire to create watches with high standards of workmanship, quality and design.
Shorokhov’s designs are drawn from his Russian roots and the many countries and cultures he visits. Engravings and decorations painstakingly done by hand are signature traits of Alexander Shorokhoff, with a single master watchmaker being responsible for one watch from start to finish.
Truly, a piece of Art on the Wrist.
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