The Year of the Tiger.
According to the Chinese calendar, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger and, according to the Chinese horoscope, the big cat stands for courage, adventure, optimism, assertiveness and willingness to take risks. So this extraordinary eleventh UNIQUEO model is called: “ AS.UNIQUEO.11 – Tiger” very fitting for the 30th anniversary year of “Alexander Shorokhoff”.
To make such a miniature painting, the painter works with a magnifying glass and needs an average of 40 hours. First, the color palette is compiled and the color mixtures are prepared. Only the highest quality brushes with bristles made of sable hair are used for this art. Ten to twenty of these brushes are needed to complete such a painting. The finished painting is barely five hundredths of a millimeter thick. To ensure that each layer of paint is thoroughly dry, the small work of art must be dried several times in the oven at 100 °C. Finally, the finished artwork is baked for five hours and prepared for finishing. A transparent varnish is then applied to the entire surface of the dial, which must then dry in the oven for another 24 hours.
For the case, Alexander Shorokhov opted for the angular case shape made of stainless steel in 41 mm. On the side, the case has 3 recesses, which are equipped with 18 carat red gold wires. The caseback is covered with colored glass, through which the Swiss automatic movement SW300 with hand-engraved and finished rotor can be seen. The blued hands complete the beautiful masterpiece. The limited edition of only 1 piece underlines the uniqueness of the model, which is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Manufacture.