Babylonian II

 

Alexander Shorokhoff Avantgarde Collection

Babylonian II

 

AS.BYL02

The success of the first Alexander Shorokhoff Babylonian model that was nominated for the German Design Award 2015, motivated Alexander Shorokhov to initiate a second version.
 The inspiration arose from the contact with the history of the biggest and most powerful city’s of ancient times – Babylon. It’s not a coincidence the name of the city translates to “gate of god”

Alexander Shorokhoff Babylonia...
AS.BYL02
AS.BYL02 Case back

Caliber: Manual winding movement, caliber 2609.AS, fully hand-engraved and rhodium-plated, blued screws, 17 jewels, power reserve approx. 42 hours - Function: Hours, minutes, center seconds - Case: Stainless steel, 5 atm water-resistant - Diameter: 46.5 mm - Height: 11.5 mm - Glass: Sapphire glass on both sides, anti-reflective of front - Dial: Skeletonized with blue mother-of-pearl ring including applications of zodiac signs and hand-engraved outer ring - Hands: Blued stainless steel, center seconds painted white - Strap: Genuine ostrich leather strap in black with engraved massive stainless steel pin buckle - Limitation: 300 pieces

Alexander Shorokhoff Babylonian II manual winding watch is also available with a stainless steel folding clasp at additional cost.
Alexander Shorokhoff Babylonian II watch is delivered in a black lacquered wooden case

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INSPIRATION

The success of the first Alexander Shorokhoff Babylonian model that was nominated for the German Design Award 2015, motivated Alexander Shorokhov to initiate a second version.
The inspiration arose from the contact with the history of the biggest and most powerful city’s of ancient times – Babylon. It’s not a coincidence the name of the city translates to “gate of god”.
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, the zodiac signs invented and the first horoscopes been created.
This is where the cultural fascination Babylon’s is picked up. In a highly complicated procedure, the movement’s plates and the outer ring of the dial of the Alexander Shorokhoff Babylonian II 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.
The Alexander Shorokhoff Babylonian II is limited to only 300 pieces