FASCINATING UNDERWATER WORLD – TURTLE ONE
Alexander Shorokhoff presents the next model of the ” UNIQU30″ collection: ” AS.UNIQUEO.4 – Turtle One “.
The “Turtle One” is a maritime-avant-garde association of an artistic and robust diver’s watch with 10 ATM water resistance. All in the spirit of “art meets maritime influences”. The adjective maritime, Latin “maritimus”, means: “belonging to the sea” and fits without any doubt the design idea of the artist Alexander Shorokhov.
The dial convinces and fascinates at the same time with a colorful underwater world and maritime symbols. Precise thought has been given to every single detail. Sea creatures such as hand-engraved fish, red starfish covered with paint and a blue octopus takes its place there. Even a hand-engraved turtle, which gives its name to the model, has a permanent position. Likewise, hand-engraved and refined elements in the form of a trident, an anchor and a shell can be found. Not to forget the date, which was artistically worked out in the form of a life ring. And if you look even closer, you will discover other maritime symbols, which were personally created by Alexander Shorokhov with immeasurable passion and great emotion.
The special and very robust case construction, optionally to be used with or without the grid, consists of six parts in total – the upper bezel with sapphire crystal, an inner rotating bezel, the middle case and two lids. In addition, the grid, which is constructed from six separate and 90° bent stainless steel rods and 12 fixing screws. The upper bezel is pressed into the body, and the backs are screwed. The case has two crowns. One is located at 2 o’clock for the rotating inner bezel, which can be used for minute setting when diving, and the other is located at 4 o’clock for time setting. Both crowns are marked to eliminate any confusion. In addition, the crowns have double gaskets to be sufficiently protected against water pressure. Several different finishes and platings of the case elements not only show the creativity of the designer, but also provide scratch resistance and versatility to the watch. The caseback creates an artistic moment and shows a beautiful image from the depths of the sea – a lovely pair of turtles in 3D design. Under the caseback is a reliable and robust Swiss Selita SW-200 movement, which is equipped with a hand-engraved and refined rotor.
A high-quality rubber strap with a folding clasp was developed for comfortable wearing and carefree use with water. On the top of the strap, the brand’s avant-garde AS sign is placed on one side and the slogan “Art on the Wrist” is displayed on the other. A wave-like pattern is embossed on the back of the strap. The clasp bears the brand’s logo and is finished in two different surface treatments – polishing and brushing.
This special model “Turtle One” is limited to only 1 piece worldwide and represents another unique 30th anniversary model. The colorful underwater world of the dial with maritime symbols, the special case and the high-quality workmanship, all these components create a true object of art and definitely contribute to the increase in value.