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Considered not just timekeepers but works of art, Alexander Shorokhoff watches evoke emotion, innovation and most importantly, fine German watch manufacture. One of their latest limited edition masterpieces is the Alexander Shorokhoff Tourbillon Picassini watch inspired by the avantgardistic, seductive and controversial art of Pablo Picasso.
Known as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso has long inspired Alexander Shorokhoff in his watch designs. The Alexander Shorokhoff Tourbillon Picassini Limited Edition takes on the topics of faces and genders, something that Picasso largely focused on in his paintings. The dial of the timepiece concentrates on a central motif of the two faces of men and women with the left side focusing on the female with soft curves and pleasant contours while the right side symbolises masculinity with dominating geometric lines and rough structures.
As we said, Alexander Shorokhoff watches are works of art, so it is no surprise that the dial of the Alexander Shorokhoff Tourbillon Picassini Limited Edition is largely engraved and enamelled by hand with some areas shimmering with stunning mother of pearl. The dramatically shaped hour and minute hands tell the time effortlessly thanks to the round central part of the dial surrounded by a round angular ring. This displays the minutes as well as the alphabet adorned on a striking chessboard pattern.
Powering the functions on the dial is the Kal. 8950 manual winding tourbillon movement produced by the legendary Concepto. It boasts hand engraved components, 23 jewels and an impressive power reserve of 60 hours meaning the Alexander Shorokhoff Tourbillon Picassini Limited Edition watch can be left off the wrist for several days before needing to be rewound. Thankfully, the timepiece also showcases a sapphire crystal case back so you can witness some of the mechanical engraved beauty of the movement.
The high precision tourbillon movement is kept protected within a uniquely shaped 41mm x 41mm square stainless steel case. The case is given a stunning polished finish and detailed with solid 18 carat gold wires around the edge for a creative and luxurious look. The Alexander Shorokhoff Tourbillon Picassini Limited Edition watch is completed with sapphire crystal glass above the dial and a high-end Louisiana crocodile leather strap fitted with a stainless steel buckle.
Limited to a mere 5 pieces, this Alexander Shorokhoff Tourbillon Picassini Limited Edition watch is a must-have for collectors. It’s bold aesthetic and beautifully constructed movement differentiates it from anything else on the market, while perfectly portraying its wearer’s own uniqueness. Order your own today at W Hamond here.
Specifications: Alexander Shorokhoff Tourbillon Picassini Limited Edition Watch
- Case Size: 41mm x 41mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel with 18 carat gold wiring
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Bezel: Fixed
- Case Back: Sapphire crystal
- Water Resistance: 30 metres
- Movement: Hand winding Tourbillon, Kal. 8950 Concepto
- Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
- Power Reserve: 60 hours
- Jewels: 23
- Dial: Enamelled
- Hands: White lacquered
- Strap: Louisiana crocodile leather
- Buckle: Stainless steel pin
- Limited Edition: 5 pieces
- RRP: £27,000