Are you a gambling man, Mr Dostoevsky?
The Fedor Dostoevsky collection is dedicated to one of the greatest Russian philosophers and writers. Dostoevsky’s life was a succession of highs and lows as he swung between brilliant achievements and bitter defeats. His privileged childhood and his strong political opinions later in life gave fodder for his literary works. Alexander Shorokhoff’s Dostoevsky collection pays tribute to the multi-faceted and brilliant mind of this man and his passion for risk taking and winning.
The racy, casino-themed collection features well-known roulette and card imagery, presented in striking colours, for a man who knows how to play it right. Guilloched dials, classic colour ways with highlights of red, black and green and intelligent placement of time-keeping functions give these watches their unique character and masculine appeal. The Roulette series features the additional function of a small second located at 6 o’clock on the dial and the skeletonised hands afford a good view of the fine detail at the centre of the dial. A clever feature is the placement of the crown at 12 o’clock which keeps the case lines clean and simple, allowing the dial to take centre stage.
The polished, quadratic case frame the sapphire crystal case front in an elegant and refined manner. A surprise awaits the wearer on the reverse of the watch as the exhibition case back is lined with an enameled roulette wheel, denoting Dostoevsky’s penchant for gambling and the high life.
Through this generous pothole one can see the fine detail of the hand-skeletonised movement as it sits contentedly within its confines. Alexander Shorokhoff’s skilled engravers dedicate several days to complete the movement ennobling for each piece. In doing so, they not only re-detail the movement, but also create a dial with a unprecedented individuality and a dash of adventure.
The question is… do you play to win?
Caliber: 14069.DD (Dubois Depraz) Soprod, based on 2892-A2.ETA automatic, automatic winding with hand-engraved and refined rotor with blued screws, power reserve approx. 44 hours
Function: Hours, minutes, small second at 6h
Case: Stainless steel with sapphire glass back, winding crown and flexible strap lug at 12h, 3 atm water-resistant
Diameter: 43 x 43 mm
Height: 12 mm
Glass: Sapphire glass on both sides, anti-reflective on front
Dial: Guilloched, silver coloured
Hands: Black lacquered with a red tip
Strap: Genuine crocodile leather strap in dark brown with engraved massive stainless steel pin buckle
This watch is available with a dark brown or black genuine crocodile leather strap with red stitchings.
The watch is delivered in a high-quality lacquered wooden case.