Pablo Picasso was a versatile and emotional artist. His art was avantgardistic, provocative and controversial for his era. Therefore he is considered one of the most important and significant artists of the 20th century. His work fascinated and inspired numerous artists in the world.
Also Alexander Shorokhov is affected by him. In his latest watch design, which is dedicated to the legendary painter, Alexander Shorokhov touches the issue of faces and genders. This topic was often illustrated in Picasso’s pictures and made him world-famous.
The central motif of the Tourbillon “Picassini” is the connection of two faces of men and women. The face of the woman is shown by curves: soft, pleasant, a little bit withdrawn. The face of the man taking up most of the circle: dominating, jagged, rough. Thus the dial is divided into two parts. On the left side there are sectors with curvy lines and elements, similar to a shape of a woman. The sector between 9 and 10 o’clock is engraved by hand and reminds of a diamond mine. The right-hand side reminds of a man – with more straight and sharp contours. The stars represent an award from the military.
Some sectors are enamelled by hand, some are covered with mother-of-pearl. The borders of the sectors correspond with the hour markers. This makes it easy to read the time. The round central part of the dial is surrounded by a round-angular ring. This shows the minutes as well as the alphabet on a chessboard pattern.
The movement is a manual winding tourbillon of the well-known producer Concepto. Featured with a 60 hours power reserve it is not necessary to wind up the watch every day. The bridges of the tourbillion were completely hand-engraved by the engravers of the manufactory and turned into brilliant pieces of art. The glass bottom permits a look at the mechanical beauty, which is located in squared stainless steel case, surrounded by 18 Karat red gold wires. All this makes this masterpiece even more special, more creative and more high-grade.
With the limited edition of only 5 pieces the manufactory differentiate from others and distinguish themselves from the market as an independent, future-oriented Brand with a focus on art and culture with own visions and independent development.
Caliber: Hand winding Tourbillon, Kal. 8950 Concepto, hand-engraved and refined, blued screws, 23 jewels, power reserve 60 hours
Function: Hours, minutes, second – due to Tourbillon bridge
Case: Stainless steel case, brushed and polished, with 3 grooves, filled with solid gold 18 ct. wires; sapphire glass back; water resistance of 3 atm
Diameter: 41 x 41 mm
Height: 12.5 mm
Glass: Antireflective vaulted sapphire glass on top
Hands: White lacquered
Strap: Louisiana-croc leather strap
Limitation: 5 pieces