The Alexander Shorokhoff AVANTGARDE family welcomes a new member: “New Portuguese”, a model launched this year to commemorate the country of seafarers and discoverers. The country and the inhabitants of Portugal inspired the watch maker to create the watch “New Portuguese”. His impressions during the journey to the land of seafarers and discoverers, made the way for this new chronograph model that combines architectonic patterns with sportive nonchalance.
Alexander Shorokhov converts in this watch countless impressions and emotions transforming them into a clear, structured design. A perfectly guilloched silver dial forms the background for the unusually shaped and placed figures. Every figure was separately defined. The white-silver coloration is very unobtrusive. The number “60” as main element of the AVANTGARDE style stands apparently out of the dial. The hands of the “New Portuguese” are coloured in sparkling ultra navy blue.
The watch movement of the mechanical chronograph (cal. 3133.AS) features a refined balance bridge as exceptionally attractive detail with regard to mechanics and appearance. The high gloss hand engraved and gold plated bridges still increase this effect.
The second available version features an automatic movement (chrono 2030.DD by Dubois Depraz) with hand engraved rotor. The solid, brushed and polished stainless steel case with diameter of 43,5 mm presents the frame of the model with glass back cover for a interesting view at the inner life of the watch movement. The anti-reflective and vaulted sapphire glass and the cut and polished bezel protect it of damage. The winding crown with stamped logo and the pushers are made of solid steel. The water resistance of the “New Portuguese” is 5 atm.
By creating the “New Portuguese” Alexander Shorokhov continues a classical watch series of the early 70s, the legendary “Portugieser“ presenting an independent reinterpretation of the chronograph.