Alexander Shorokhoff AvantGarde Babylonian I

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Alexander Shorokhoff AvantGarde Babylonian I

  • USD3,017.75

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Wrist the Entire Cosmos with the Babylonian

The fascination of the zodiac observed and interpreted by the ancient Egyptians and the inhabitants of Babylon are captured on a watch dial in Alexander Shorokhoff's Babylonian.

The central element of this timekeeper is a hand engraved movement featuring a special polishing of sun beams at the front. A grooved ornamental part of the horizontal axis in the shape of waves represents the water of the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. A little sun and moon can be seen standing out against the movement, which is encircled by a glimmering purple-blue mother of pearl ring. 

The 12 zodiac signs decorate the ring, which rises by 1.5 mm above the dark blue outer ring. On this dark blue stripe with golden stars, the silver-white figures are leaping to the eyes. The watch hands are coloured in deep blue.

Here, the signature large figure "60" of Alexander Shorokhoff's AvantGarde collection replace the number "12". This is an expression of another perception of time – the number "60" represents the end and the beginning – regardless of any measurement.

The manual winding movement is highly decorated - yet another trait of Alexander Shorokhoff's timepieces. Admire the beauty of this hand decorated movement through the sapphire crystal case back.  

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.

AS-C01-1GCR product

Technical Specifications

Limited edition: 500 pieces available worldwide

Case size: 46.5mm

Case material: Stainless steel

Case back: Sapphire crystal

Movement type: Manual

Movement no.: AS 2609

Power reserve: Approx 42hrs

Dial: Skeletonized with blue mother-of-pearl ring including applications of zodiac signs and dark blue ring with applications of stars

Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Water resistance: 5ATM

Strap type: Leather

Strap material: Cognac coloured ostrich

Buckle: Stainless steel tang buckle

Features: 3-hand watch

Warranty: 2 years