For this watch series to commemorate the Great Russian composer, Alexander Shorokhoff selected and developed a special watch movement. In order to obtain a fine and tender sound of the alarm function it was necessary to work out a complete revision of the Swiss calibre AS 1930. Due to a spring surrounding the movement, the alarm sounds much more fully. This innovation made it possible to give the watch a see-through glass back and to have a look at the refined watch movement in all its beauty.
The watches are engraved in a very imaginative way with the main plate being refined by a special “clouds’ polish”. After these steps, the bridges are gold or rhodium plated, the screws are blue-dyed. Another highlight of the watch is the complex case consisting of two parts. When pushing the button on the side near figure “2”, the inner case part can be lifted out. This construction makes it possible to observe the movement through the sapphire glass back without taking the watch from the wrist. It is a very practical way of using it as a travellers’ watch and to place it on the bedside table imitating a small alarm clock rather a wrist watch.
A further special feature of the watch are the two crowns, arranged close to the figures „11“ and „1“, countersunk in the recess of the case edge. This emphasises the curve of the case, while protecting the crowns from damage. The crowns’ surface is embossed with the logo „AS“. The crown close to “1” serves for setting the time, the crown close to “11” is used for setting the alarm.
Reference number: AS.PT2
Caliber: 2612.AS, manual winding with alarm fuction,fully hand-engraved and refined, blued screws, power reserve approx. 38 hours
Function: Hours, minutes, center second hand, alarm clock
Case: Double casing in stainless steel with slide-out function, erectable, sapphire glass back, 3 atm water-resistant
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 11.5 mm
Glass: Sapphire glass on both sides, anti-reflective on front
Dial: Guilloched, black
Hands: Silver colored with luminous material, alarm function in red
Strap: Genuine crocodile leather strap with engraved massive stainless steel pin buckle
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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