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From Russia With “Levels”: Alexander Shorokhoff’s Latest Artistically Inspired Dual-Time Watch


Moscow-born independent watchmaker Alexander Shorokhoff founded his eponymous watch brand in Bavaria in 2003, and since then has found a niche with collectors with his distinctively colorful, artistically avant-garde timepieces, many inspired by Russian abstractionist painters. Shorokhoff’s newest eye-popping timepiece is a dual-time-zone model called “Levels” — named for its multi-level dial and constructed to display home time and local time on different planes.

Alexander Shorokhoff Levels - Blue Dial - front-back
Alexander Shorokhoff’s “Levels” is made in Germany by a Russian craftsman, using Swiss mechanical movements.

The “Levels” watch achieves its 3D dual time zone displays with the use of two separate self-winding ETA 2671 movements (here modified with hand engraving and other refinements by Shorokhoff and re-dubbed Caliber 2671.AS), for each time zone. The blue wave-patterned dial hosts two guillochéd subdials — one for home time on the right, on the higher level; the other for local time on the right, on the lower level — each positioned near a crown that the wearer can use to set their time displays. These are bordered by circular and semicircular rose-gold appliques (the former for each subdial’s minute track, the latter identifying the timepiece with the “Alexander Shorokhoff” signature and the notation “Limited Edition – Made in Germany”) that are applied on the different levels.

Alexander Shorokhoff Levels - blue dial CU
Two movements power two separate time displays on two levels.

The distinctively formed, decorative hands on each subdial are made of brass, and Shorokhoff has applied to each handset a different colored luminous treatment: orange on the local time subdial, green on the home time subdial. A slightly off-center multicolored stripe bisects the dial while calling to mind other Shorokhoff artistic pieces, and on the left side a small rose-gold-plated bridge is vertically fixed with gold-plated screws over the lower subdial, culminating in a magnifying lens over the local time date display.

Alexander Shorokhoff Levels - white dial - reclining
Photo Credit: Mike Stuffler: The date window is displayed under a dial-side magnifying-glass bridge.

The stainless steel case of the “Levels” has brushed and polished finishes and measures 46.5 mm in diameter and 12.5 mm thick. Two portholes in the caseback offer views of both automatic movements, each of which run in 25 jewels and store a power reserve of 42 hours. Mounted on a genuine ostrich leather strap, the timepiece is limited to 99 pieces.

Alexander Shorokhoff Levels - soldier
The watch is limited to 99 pieces and offered on an ostrich leather strap.
7 Responses to “From Russia With “Levels”: Alexander Shorokhoff’s Latest Artistically Inspired Dual-Time Watch”

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  1. Mohamed saadie

    Courageous. Different. Stylish.
    It may be, because, I like all the German Watches actually.
    Go ahead.

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  2. Mike Stuffler

    Pic # 3 is taken from my report „Inhorgenta 2019: Alexander Shorokhoff showcased some novelties“ I posted on WatchUSeek, 2019 Feb 26. Imho you should give credits.

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    • Corey Vlahos

      Hey Mike, thank you for letting us know.

      Alexander Shorokhoff provided us the photo without a credit and we’re happy to add it.

      Best!

      Reply
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