Magnificent and simple, warm and energetic: the new NEVA by Alexander Shorokhoff.
Inspired by the mighty and most watery European river Neva, which flows through Saint Petersburg, are also these latest successors of the new NEVA series.
The wavy guilloché of the dial and the small curved second hand, which bears the shape of the letter “N” and thus refers to the name of the watch, remain as in the previous models. At the same time, this series is completed with two last variants in a stainless steel case and with an IP-coated blue case.
These last color combinations were not chosen by chance. They are based on the magical “White Nights,” during which the sun does not set completely in the former tsarist city. From the end of May to mid-June, St. Petersburg becomes one of the most romantic cities in the world, as this makes it look like enchanted. The sun creates a unique light that flashes on the majestic cathedrals and the golden palaces, making them glitter and shine – a true light spectacle. Even at midnight, the twilight shows from blue to yellow, conjuring up an extraordinary atmosphere.
This blaze of color has been incorporated into the new “Neva” models. The yellow-gold hands, the calendar window and the famous large number “60” shine on this warm overall composition. The rich blue and the delicate yellow harmoniously match each other.
For the movement, the Russian caliber 3105.Poljot is used, which is derived from the Swiss Valjoux caliber 7734, but without chronograph function. The movement is completely overhauled, re-oiled, adjusted and tested at the “Alexander Shorokhoff” watch manufacture. The bridges, as always with “Alexander Shorokhoff” brand watches, are hand-engraved or cloud-cut, and the screws are polished and blued. This beauty can be viewed through the sapphire crystal bath. These movements are no longer reproduced today. However, the “Alexander Shorokhoff” watch manufactory has secured a limited quantity and produces this series in a small limited number.
Mechanical hand-wound AS.3105, partially hand-engraved and finished, with blued screws
Ca. 42 Hours
Hours and minutes, decentralized seconds at 9 o'clock, date
Stainless steel case, brushed, polished and IP-coated in blue (ion plating), with one-sided anti-reflective and convex sapphire front glass
Sapphire crystal on both sides, anti-reflective on the front
Wavy engine-turned, Blue with silver-colored subdial
Yellow Gold plated
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Light blue crocodile leather strap or Brown soft calfskin strap with engraved solid stainless steel pin buckle (IP-coated in blue)