Making More Than Ripples!
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 an elegant white calfskin leather strap to attach the watch to your wrist.
The white wonder that is the Neva is limited to just 49 pieces.
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.
Reference number: AS.NEV02-1
Caliber: Mechanical hand-wound AS.3105, partially hand-engraved and finished, with blued screws, power reserve approx. 42 hours
Functions: Hours and minutes, decentralized seconds at 9 o’clock, date
Case: Stainless steel case brushed, polished and IP coated in blue (ion plating), with one-sided anti-reflective and cambered sapphire front glass; 5 atm water resistant
Diameter: 43.5 mm
Height: 11.5 mm
Glass: Sapphire glass on both sides, anti-reflective of front
Hands: Blued stainless steel
Dial: Wavy guilloched, silver colored
Strap: Calfskin leather strap with IP coated (ion plating) pin buckle
Limitation: 49 pieces
Warranty: 2 years