Alexander Pushkin belongs to the greatest writers of the Russian literature. All of his great stories are told in a colourful, emotional and charismatic manner. It is only consequent that the Heritage-collection includes a watch line dedicated to Alexander Pushkin. As a tribute to the great Russian writer, the Alexander Shorokhoff watch company has created two new handmade unique watches named “Squirrel” and “Peacock” and exhibited at the fair in Basel.
Squirrel: Dial of this watch portrays the scenery of two squirrels and the branches produced as separate elements using a CNC-machine and then engraved by hand. Working with highest precision the engraver has created the squirrels face and fur. Afterwards, the branches and leafs are covered with enamel, also by hand. Then, the dial gets an exquisite guilloching and is rhodium-plated, before the gold plated squirrels are applied. The watch houses a Russian movement (cal. Z2009) that was completely re-worked, skeletonized, hand-engraved and refined. The screws are blued. The watchmakers assembled all components into a case of stainless steel with a glass back.
Peacock: This dial is also treated on a CNC-machine and afterwards engraved by hand. In the next step a range of see-through enamel in different colours is applied. The body of the peacock shines in deep blue colour. The feathers are covered in green, yellow and blue enamel whereas the wings and the crown shine in red colour – a wonderful combination to express admiration and elation. The time can be read by the blued hands at the inner ring. This ring is also covered by enamel. The case is made of stainless steel and has sapphire glass on either side as well as a hand-engraved ring. The leather strap in blue colour is matched with the wings of the peacock. The movement powering the timepiece is cal. Z2009 is re-worked, skeletonized, hand-engraved and refined as well.
These two objects of art of the line “Alexander Pushkin“belong to the Heritage-collection and presented for the first time, at the exhibition “Baselworld 2018“.
Stainless steel case, polished and brushed with vaulted sapphire glass with antireflective coating on top and sapphire glass back; 5 atm waterproof; diameter: 36,6 mm; height 10,5 mm
Manual winding caliber 2009 Zarja, hand-skeletonized and hand-engraved; 21 jewels; blued screws; power reserve 38 hours; functions: hours, minutes, seconds from centre
Buckle: Pin buckle
Availability and price
Edition 25 pieces of every dial version
Price (2018): 4.995,- EUR