Timepieces within Alexander Shorokhoff’s distinctive Regulator collection boast contemporary designs and a noble hearts.
The uncluttered dial of each Regulator gives precedence to Shorokhoff’s signature ’60’ numeral, marking the model series as part of the Avantguarde collection. In keeping with classic regulator format, the minute hand is positioned at the centre of the dial and the hour hand sits in a sub dial located at 6 o’clock. However, the fine detail of overlapping the small second dial with the hour dial is a stroke of genius and a design challenge. To achieve this interplay, each hand is set at a slightly different height to avoid contact but not too high that the differences increases to disproportionate levels. The small date window at 3 o’clock balances the dials and adds and an additional piece of information for the wearer’s convenience.
The clean lines of the dial are replicated in the satinised steel case with molded lugs for comfort. Clarity is enhanced by the open, anti-glare sapphire crystal case front affixed with a uniformly, polished beveled bezel. The case itself is quite streamlined and sits comfortably on the wrist both on leather and steel band.
In terms of quality within, the manual winding movement is ennobled by skilled watchmakers at Shorokhoff HQ. Examples of the in-house refinement include: hand-engraving on the gold-plated bridges, a special polishing finish on the chrono bridge, pallet bridge and coupling, engraving on the crown wheel and a beautifully engraved balance bridge – all of which are visible through the exhibition case back for your enjoyment.
If delivering functionality, legibility and clarity are the objectives of Alexander Shorokhoff’s Regulator – then the result is a resounding success. The Regulator is as smart as it is good looking, and that says a lot in the world of watches.
Caliber: 3105.AS, manual winding regulator, partially hand-engraved and refined, blued screws, 17 jewels, power reserve approx. 42 hours
Function: Minutes, decentralized hour hand at 6 o’clock, decentralized second hand at 9 o’clock, date
Case: Stainless steel, 5 atm water-resistant
Diameter: 43.5 mm
Height: 13.2 mm
Glass: Sapphire glass on both sides, anti-reflective on front
Hands: Blued stainless steel, second hand in red
Strap: Extra soft calfskin leather strap in light brown with white stichings and engraved massive stainless steel pin buckle
This manual winding regulator is also available with a black calfskin leather strap or at additional cost with a stainless steel folding clasp, or high-quality stainless steel Milanese strap.
The watch is delivered in a black lacquered wooden case.