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Alexander Shorokhoff AvantGarde Babylonian II
Wrist the Entire Cosmos with the Babylonian
The success of the first Babylonian model that was nominated for the German Design Award 2015, motivated Alexander Shorokhov to come up with a second rendition. The inspiration of the Babylonian II comes from the history of the biggest and most powerful city’s of ancient times, Babylon also known as Gate of Gods.
The prosperity of the city in its heyday attracted astronomers, scientists, craftsmen and artists and turned it into a highly developed cultural center. Furthermore, the stellar constellations were discovered there, with the zodiac signs invented and the first horoscopes created.
This is where the cultural fascination with Babylon is picked up. In the Babylonian II, through a highly complicated procedure, the movement’s plates and the outer ring of the dial are delicately carved out by hand and decoratively designed.
The combination of the hour circle of dark blue mother of pearl with imprinted zodiac signs and blued hands and hour markers create a fascinating picture. On the back of the watch, you can take pleasure in the masterful engravings.
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.
Limited edition: 300 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 hand-engraved outer ring
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 5ATM
Strap type: Leather
Strap material: Black coloured ostrich
Buckle: Stainless steel tang buckle
Features: 3-hand watch
Warranty: 2 years