Baselworld 2018

Baselworld 2018 just came to end. Vostok-Europe, Alexander Shorokhoff and Aviator were there to present their new models

The Vostok-Europe booth in Hall 2 was mainly dedicated to the brand new lady series Undine: a big underwater photo of Greek freediver Danai Varveri was the main theme of decoration

Vostok-Europe presented two new watch series, typically based on the Expedition series design. The new watches will be released in the end of Summer with two different kind of movements, both by Seiko. The automatic line will be equipped with power reserve and 24hour indications, the quartz movement will be multifunctional with several functions as second time zone, day date, countdown and 24 hour chronograph. Vostok-Europe is also planning to enrich the existing Energia and Gaz 14 Limousine collections with open balance movements

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Alexander Shorokhoff intended to present novelties to all three of his main collections: Vintage, Heritage and Avantgarde

For the Vintage series the Lucky 8 - 2 watch was released. Dedicated to Chinese tradition where the number 8 is believed to bring luck, the new Alexander Shorokhoff Lucky 8 is manufactured with open dial and it's beautiful movement visible

Kandy Avantgarde was surely the center of attention as for the Alexander Shorokhoff Avantgard collection. The colorful watch, where various colors and forms do not create chaos, rather they give the feeling that everything is right in place. The powerful red and black colors of the dial are combined with pastels like light blue or orange.
 All these parts are not in confrontation but completing each other to a harmonious ensemble.
The most important function of the watch – to read the exact time at one glance – is easily possible through the subdivisions on the dial of Alexander Shorokhoff Kandy Avantgarde

Another novelty for Alexander Shorokhoff Avantgarde collection is the Los Craneos model. A special edition, limited to only 47 pieces is dedicated to Frida Kahlo, who died at her 47. An oversized watch with two sculls on the dial - each of them is a separate watch - and two automatic movements visible through the transparent windows at the case back

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For the Heritage collection the new are big. On one hand it was a world premiere of the lovely and charming model Squirrel. Handcrafted masterpiece with hand-engraved and gold-plated squirrels, including enameled branches and leaves. Equipped with a hand-engraved and hand-skeletonized hand winding movement. Limited to 25 pieces only. On the other hand, Alexander Shorokhoff presents the Initial Watch, an opportunity for any watch lover to create his own unique watch. "Here you are the number one. The ultimate art, without a doubt, is the development and production of a personalized watch, which will last as a valuable heirloom for many generations. Whether you want your initials on the wrist or a customized dial with special hand engravings and ornaments, together we can realize all your wishes. The result is not only a watch but a handmade piece of art, that will stay in your family for generations" - the German manufacture states

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Aviator welcomed friends and colleagues at a bright showroom located in the Hyperion Hotel

Among the presented models were the already available Airacobra P 45 /// Automatic Chrono, as well as the square pilot Mig-29 chronographs inspired by the legendary aircraft's cockpit, that will be released in May

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Aviator also presented the rebirth of Douglas DC-3 collection. The new watches are fitted with Swiss automatic movements and designed in calm manner with Art Deco lines in silver, black and deep blue shades

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The main novelty for Aviator brand was the new Dakota C-47 series

Taking cues from the minimal styling of Dakota C-47 aircraft, the Swiss brand released a watch series that combines military precision with vintage elegance . Dakota aircraft considered to be one of the most famous and successful designs in aviation history, the Aviator Douglas Dakota timepiece takes cues from the minimal styling, subtle sophistication and rugged reliability of this influential 1940s aircraft

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