To acknowledge the great artistic achievements of Russia’s most celebrated composer, Peter Tchaikovsky, Alexander Shorokhoff selected a very special mechanical alarm watch movement to beat at the heart of each Tchaikovsky timepiece within the collection.
In order to achieve the soft alarm tone, Shorokhoff’s master watchmakers completely rebuilt the Swiss caliber AS 1930 focusing on the spring surrounding the movement which significantly impacted the sound to give it a fuller tone. This innovation also made it possible to equip this unique watch with a glass exhibition case back, through which the refined movement is visible, without negatively impacting the sound.
The movement itself is beautifully engraved and every surface is ennobled to create a visually tantalising spectacle. Traditional floral engraved motifs on the bridges, as well as guilloching on the gears, create a nostalgic feeling and summon images of the height of classic Russian society. Blued-screws add the final touch of elegance to this stunning work of horological art.
A distinctive feature of the Tchaikovsky watch is the hinged double casing whereby the case can be flipped open to give the wearer a clear view of the time and unhindered audio from the mechanical chime. Crowns and pushers are set at the top of the timepiece to allow the hinge, located at 6 o’clock, to function freely.
Several dial variations are available so you can decide if a simple sunburst dial or a more elaborate guilloched dial is better suited to your sense of style.
Alexander Shorokhoff’s Tchaikovsky collection is both a joy for the eyes and a pleasure for the ears and is well suited to those who enjoy time in all its forms.
Caliber: 2612.AS, manual winding with alarm fuction, fully hand-engraved and refined, blued screws, power reserve approx. 38 hours
Function: Hours, minutes, center second hand, alarm clock
Case: Double casing in stainless steel with slide-out function, erectable, sapphire glass back, 3 atm water-resistant
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 11.5 mm
Glass: Sapphire glass on both sides, anti-reflective on front
Dial: Guilloched, silver coloured
Hands: Blued stainless steel with luminous material, alarm function in red
Strap: Genuine crocodile leather strap with engraved massive stainless steel pin buckle
This watch is available with a dark brown or black genuine crocodile leather strap.
The watch is delivered in a high-quality lacquered wooden case.