The new ‘Home’ model from Alexander Shorokhoff, is an extremely unique watch project. It was a collaboration with watch blogger and content creator Florian Bach, also known as ‘flomp89’.
Alexander Shorokhov’s daughter Inga Duffy-Shorokhova (below with Florian), played a significant role in the watch’s design and creation. It marks Inga’s first opportunity to unleash her creativity freely and will undoubtedly pique the interest of watch enthusiasts.
The historical background and inspiration for this model are drawn from the architectural works of Hundertwasser. Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect known for his unique, vibrant works and a preference for organic shapes. He advocated for environmental protection and individualism, creating distinctive buildings and artworks around the world. Florian Bach also grew up with this artist and was deeply influenced by him. Since his childhood, he has felt a special connection to this artist.
The colourful, geometric shapes were implemented very individually, yet harmoniously, as ‘house’ appliqués. Surrounded by black wave-like guilloché patterns at the top and black tile-like guilloché patterns at the bottom of the dial, the focus is entirely on the colourful houses, the centrepiece of the dial, which have been meticulously crafted with cold enamel and mother-of-pearl inlays. The small blue star appliqué at 10 o’clock and the arrow appliqué at 1 o’clock evoke the starry sky above the ‘roofs’ of the Home. The rose gold-plated hour and minute hands match the color of the other hour markers. The seconds hand shines in a vibrant light blue.
The rectangular stainless steel case, coated in black PVD and featuring side cutouts with orange, blue, and yellow enamel, embodies modernity and complements the creative dial design. Equally unusual is the case back, which has four small round glass windows in three different avant-garde colours – red, yellow, and blue. With its dimensions of 41 x 41 mm, it seamlessly fits on almost any wrist.
It is powered by a high-quality Swiss automatic movement with a hand-engraved and decorated rotor, blued screws, and 21 jewels. It boasts a power reserve of approximately 47 hours. An extra soft, two-tone calf leather strap with an engraved solid stainless steel buckle further emphasises the model’s creative direction.
To emphasise the environmental conservation artist Hundertwasser undertook in his time by greening the rooftops of his buildings, such as the ‘Waldspirale’ in Darmstadt, the birthplace of Florian Bach, a tree will be planted for each model sold in collaboration between Florian Bach and Alexander Shorokhoff. As proof, you will naturally receive a certificate.
With a limited quantity of only 10 pieces, this watch is undoubtedly another captivating collector’s item and a statement, not only for watch enthusiasts but also for the preservation of nature.
Caliber: Automatic ETA 2892, with a hand-engraved and refined oscillating weight, blued screws, 21 jewels, power reserve approx. 47 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, center second, date
Case: Stainless steel case, black PVD coated; side with colourful enamel in orange, blue and yellow, with four colourful glass inserts on the back, 3 atm
Diameter: 41 x 41 mm
Height: 9 mm
Glass: Anti-reflective and cambered sapphire front glass
Dial: Black guilloché. The wave-shaped dial is designed with cold enamel colours in an avant-garde style application, while the lower part is guilloché by means of a special tool, the central tower is printed MOP black.
Hands: Hour and minute rose gold plated, second hand light blue lacquered
Strap lugs: 22 mm
Strap: Extra soft two-tone calfskin strap in black and light blue, with engraved solid steel pin buckle
Limited edition: 10 pieces
Price: €3,890 Euro
For more information please visit Alexander Shorokhoff