Limited to 100 Pieces
Kandy Avantgarde is one of Alexander Shorokhoff’s most adventurous design pieces. Everything about this watch from its gorgeous quadratic case to its dramatically creative dial is pure artistry.
In his own words, designer Alexander Shorokhoff says: “The Kandy Avantgarde timepiece is extraordinary, wildly artistic and innovative, and yet can be worn every day. With this piece in particular we epitomise our philosophy of creating “Art on the wrist“.
Despite the various colours and forms on the dial, there is no chaos. In fact, the interplay of elements has been thoughtfully layed down to convey a feeling of harmony. The powerful red and black sub dials are combined with softer tones like light blue and green to balance the colour spectrum and please the eye. The most important function of the watch – legibility at a glance – is achieved by segmenting the dial into blocks of colour for visual distinction and the intentional use bold hands for the hour, minute and second.
The reverse side of the watch is no less fascinating. In typical Shorokhoff style, even the underside and movement have been given an artistic treatment. Set into the back of the case are four round glass windows in red, blue and yellow which provide a glimpse to the engraved movement within. The circular window shapes are proportioned exactly to match the edges of the case, thus maintaining design balance while delivering diversity of form.
The case itself is also more than meets the eye. The middle section of the case is milled in two channels and one groove is filled with 18 ct rose gold and the other, black coated wire mirroring the sub dial colour scheme on the case front.
Every element of Alexander Shorokhoff’s Kandy Avantgarde timepiece is well-planned and perfectly executed. All elements add up to an exceptionally interesting and evocative timepiece that will delight for many years to come.
Caliber: Automatic winding movement, caliber 2892.AS with hand-engraved and refined rotor, blued screws, 21 jewels, power reserve approx. 47 hours
Function: Hours, minutes, center seconds, date
Case: Stainless steel case with colourful glass inserts on back, with three indentations filled with 18-carat red gold and black coated wires, 3 atm water-resistant
Diameter: 41 x 41 mm
Height: 9 mm
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire glass on front
Dial: Enamelled in avant-garde style with colourful elements, additionally with mother-of-pearl insert at 6h
Hands: Black, coated with yellow colour
Strap: Soft calf skin leather strap in two different colours with engraved massive stainless steel pin buckle
Limitation: 100 pieces
This automatic watch is also available with a stainless steel folding clasp or a high-quality stainless steel Milanese strap at additional cost.
The watch is delivered in a black lacquered wooden case.