German-based watch brand Alexander Shorokhoff has a talent for creating innovative watches. Even better is the fact that most of the brand’s timepieces — typically with avant-garde dials — are incredibly affordable. Such is the case with the newest 100-piece limited edition Kandy Avantgarde watch, which is dedicated to the well-known artist Vassily Kandinsky.
Russian-born designer Alexander Shorokov — founder of the brand — was inspired to create teh Kandy Avantgarde by the multiple requests that he received from customers. It was several years ago that the brand released a women’s watch, the Miss Avantgarde, which was so popular it became a best-seller for the brand. Since then, many men have requested a follow-up. Now, Shorokhoff delivers.
The Kandy Avantgarde watch brings together geometry, color, and a wealth of symbols in a single dial. Rather than create chaos, though, these elements all come together in a balanced mix of light and fascination. The cushion-cornered square case lends itself nicely to the circular dial within an outer soft-cornered square black-and-white striped background. The inner circular dial boasts orange, pale blue, bright green, red-and-white swirls, a black-and-white checkerboard and more — all designed in pie-chart format. Even the case is a study in harmony. The stainless steel case features rose gold and black PVD-coated wires set into grooves. The watch offers hours, minutes, seconds and date indication. It is powered by the ETA 2892 caliber and the rotor is hand-engraved. It retails for $2,850 — not a bad price for a work of art on the wrist.
With a design philosophy to create extraordinary and modern timepieces, Shorokhoff watches evoke emotions. While all of the collections are different and unusual, the Avantgarde line is the most artistic. You either love the dials or not. If you want to see them close-up, and live in the Northeast, visit Grenon’s of Newport in Rhode Island, authorized retailer for Shorokhoff watches.
Technical Specifications of the Shorokhoff Kandy Avantgarde
Case: Stainless steel case, brushed and polished, with 3 grooves, filled with red gold and black PVD-coated wires; antireflective vaulted sapphire glass on top; water resistance of 3 atm; size 41 x 41 mm; height 9mm
Movement: Swiss automatic cal. 2892A2.ETA with hand-engraved and refined rotor; 21 jewels; power reserve of 47 hours; functions: hours, minutes, seconds from centre; date
Strap: Genuine extra soft calf leather strap in several colors Pin buckle or deployment buckle for additional charge
Limited Edition: 100 pieces
Price: Approximately $2,850.