After the presentation of the new ball watch “SHAR” at the beginning of October 2022, the spherical model caused an enormous stir in the watch market and among many watch lovers around the world. The absolutely round case of the automatic watch, is an innovation and absolute world first. And with a diameter of only 25 mm, the brand manages to score again on its 30th anniversary with this extraordinary highlight. The spherical shape approaches perfection – without edges and corners, but also without beginning and end.
The shape fascinated not only many artists and technicians to new art objects or technical discoveries, but also Alexander Shorokhov. The next successor to his new wristwatch “Shar”, which translated from Russian means “ball”, shines in a majestic, shiny gold case. The case and the sapphire crystal on the front are united in the form of a sphere. In order to connect the case back and body without additional edges and holes, a single-screw design was developed. The screw is located in the middle of the caseback, connects the two parts in a waterproof way and also has a hemispherical shape that matches the overall shape.
The sapphire crystal is perfectly matched to the spherical shape and blends almost seamlessly into the case. The lugs are also made of small balls. To attach them to the case, a clever construction was also devised. The most important thing for the lugs is that they are absolutely horizontal, so that the lugs are perpendicular to the case. This was achieved by using a rectangular strap lug holder and a rectangular hole in the case. This makes it very easy to center the band in an optimal horizontal position. This special holder is held by a screw inside the case. A soft and supple crocodile leather strap was used with this model.
Inside the watch ticks the Swiss movement ETA.2671 with automatic winding. The rotor of the movement was hand-engraved, as usual for Alexander Shorokhoff. The dial impresses with handengraved floral motifs and was then gold-plated. With a price of 1830 euros, this exceptional piece of jewelry is more than well calculated. With a limited edition of only 30 pieces, the “Shar” ball clock is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the manufactory.
To discover more about the “Shar”, or to purchase any of the pieces, please visit the Alexander Shorokhoff website.
Alexander Shorokhoff "Shar"
Caliber: Automatic movement 2671.AS, hand-engraved and refined oscillating weight, blued screws, 25 jewels, power reserve about 42 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, center second, date
Case: Stainless steel, yellow gold plated, 3 atm Diameter: 25 mm Crystal: Sapphire crystal, shaped as a hemisphere
Dial: Hand-engraved, gold plated Lugs: 16 mm Hands: Silver color
Strap: Genuine alligator leather strap with special lug, screwed; with engraved solid steel pin buckle
Limited edition: 30 pieces
Price: 1830 ,- EUR