Alexander Shorokhoff’s most creative anniversary watch enters the second round!
The newest, most creative and crazy automatic watch “Crazy Balls” continues the line of avant-garde watches of the brand “Alexander Shorokhoff”. It is the successor of the first anniversary model “Crazy Eyes”, which was dedicated to Gustav Klimt, fitting for the 30th anniversary of the manufacture.
And as the name suggests, this artistic model is once again about the somewhat crazy fantasies of a wristwatch by Alexander Shorokhov. Because the rapid sale of the first anniversary model “Crazy Eyes”, which was limited to only 30 pieces, proved Alexander Shorokhov right: customers love his crazy interpretations, his free spirit and his fearless courage to use color. Therefore, the still ongoing requests for the predecessor, which was already sold out for a long time, alone did not make him hesitate to develop this new model to meet the great demand of the customers.
The “Crazy Balls” enchants with new, artistic design ideas and colors. Here, the colorful enameled “balls” that shift from the center of the dial to the outside play the main role and are the namesakes of the watch. They are not placed symmetrically and evenly, but randomly and freely according to colors and sizes, and are somewhat lifted from the dial. They transmit a sense of joy, enthusiasm and mobility, literally dancing on the scene of the pink or silver dial. But other balls can also be found on the dial, such as the tennis ball or a technical representation of the globe under the great trademark, the large number “60”.
As many “balls” as can be seen on the dial, so many different opinions, stories, colors and emotions are told by the new watch. And it is to this aspect that Alexander Shorokhov pays tribute: VARIETY, EMOTION and COURAGE. This watch suits every watch lover in the world, in your very own interpretation.
The other elements of the dial, with their special shape and colors, complement the whole composition of the new “AS – movement”, which at the beginning were not so easy to put together. Because the dial consists of several layers, many different applications and different materials such as mother of pearl, brass and several colors. But in the end, everything harmonizes and evokes a cheerful and positive emotion. In combination with the avant-garde crazy face, a matching bracelet was created: a stingray leather strap in a blue and red color. However, the final color of the stingray leather strap in red may differ slightly, as the stingray skin is a natural product. The usual look in a stainless steel case in 39 mm with 5 ATM water resistance remains.
The movement used is the robust and very reliable Swiss automatic caliber SW200 caliber, which is hand engraved and refined in the watch manufactory “Alexander Shorokhoff”. It has blued screws and a power reserve of 38 hours.
All in all, the new art object “Crazy Balls” is a crazy innovative work of art for the wrist, which is fully in line with the philosophy of the brand. This time Alexander Shorokhoff even increases the limitation to 88 pieces per model, in order to already meet the high demand and advance reservations of retailers and customers.
Reference Number AS.CB01-1
Caliber Swiss Selitta SW200 automatic, with a hand-engraved and refined oscillating weight, blued screws, 26 jewels
Power Reserve ca. 38 Hours
Functions Hours, minutes, decentral second, date
Case Brushed and polished stainless steel case
Diameter 39 mm
Height 10.6 mm
Glass Sapphire crystal on both sides, anti-reflective on the front
Water Resistance 5 atm
Dial In avant-garde style with various elements in bright colors, additionally with mother-of-pearl inlay at 3h and 9h
Hands blue stainless steel
Width of strap 20 mm
Strap Stingray leather strap with engraved solid stainless steel pin buckle
Limitation 88 pieces
We include for free an additional Molnija Milanaise stainless steel strap!
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Sellita SW200-1: A top-class Swiss movement
The Swiss Sellita SW200-1 is a popular alternative for the now very rare ETA 2824-2 movement. ETA, a subsidiary of the Swatch Group, announced in 2003 that in future only its own Swatch Group brands and smaller manufacturers would be supplied with movements. After this announcement, there was movement in the watch industry and many manufacturers who installed ETA movements in their watches had to look for alternatives.
Companies like Sellita took this opportunity (and the expired patent protection of the ETA 2824-2 ) to bring identical movements onto the market.
Today, Sellita is the second largest manufacturer of mechanical movements in Europe. The replicas are in no way inferior to the ETA originals in terms of quality and are available for both large and small manufacturers. Sellita attaches great importance to being independent and not just specializing in supplying certain brands.
Technical specifications of the Sellita SW200-1
The Sellita SW200-1 is a round caliber with a mechanical lever movement and automatic winding. Thanks to the 28,800 vibrations per hour, the second hand runs very smoothly. The movement has an hour, minute and large second hand as well as a date display. The winding stem has three different positions: the first is manual winding, the second is for quick date correction and the third is for setting the hands. Thanks to the second stop, the time can be set precisely.
The Sellita SW200-1 also has a ball-bearing rotor with high winding efficiency. The specification of the Sellita SW200-1 movement at a glance: Diameter: 26.00mm Height: 4.6mm Power reserve: 38 hours Frequency: 28800 A/h Jewels: 26 jewels