The company from the German town of Alzenau will be exhibiting its new watch KM-01 which premiers the new calendar complication. KM-01 timepiece originates from the brand’s Avantgarde series and runs on proprietary manually-wound movement whose refinements and engravings can be observed through the transparent case-back. The newcomer made by the watchmaker headed by the Russian engineer and watchmaker, Alexander Shorokhoff, will be sold at the price of around $2,500.
After a year’s work of planning and construction, Alexander Shorokhoff is finally presenting its new calendar module KM-01 which enables a date indication presented on a round sub-dial. The newly developed module is fixed to the watchmaker’s in-house manually wound caliber 2609.AS by a flange connection. This caliber which was independently developed by Shorkhoff is based on a hand-wound movement by the Russian watchmaker Poljot where he used to be employed prior to moving to Germany and opening his own business. Caliber 2609.AS has 17 jewels, runs on the frequency of 21,600 vph (3Hz) and includes a power reserve that lasts for 42 hours.
The first watch with the new calendar complication is placed inside a stainless steel casing of a round shape which has the medium-sized diameter of 43.5 mm and the height of 11.5 mm. Apart from the crown at the standard position, the timekeeper likewise has a pusher set at the four o’clock position which is utilized to adjust the date display. Thanks to the construction of the housing covered with a sapphire crystal, the timekeeper is water proof to 50 meters.
On the face of the newcomer, the most dominant trait is its date disc set at the bottom of the dial. To make it even more prominent, the German watchmaker has made it in a color that stands in the contrast with the rest of the dial. Furthermore, the top of the face is featured by a large Arabic numeral 60. Equipped with a central seconds hand with a counterweight in the shape of the brand’s logo, the watch also has interesting hour and minute hands, as well as the pointer on the calendar. The date indication pointer is spindle shaped and in bronze color, while the two hands feature unusual and irregular forms. While the minute hand is shaped like a double spindle, the hour hand is a spindle with a spade-shaped tip. Speaking of the attachment, the watch has a black leather strap.
As we can see from the first photos of the newcomer which have been launched, there will be at least two versions of the timekeeper. While the first one has a silver dial and a black calendar disc, the other one has somewhat reversed colors with the black basis with a date display and other accents in white. The silver one is just a bit more colorful; both watches have a red central hand, but the silver version is likewise made with blue hour and minute hands. Alexander Shorokhoff has disclosed that the first watch with the new calendar display will be sold at the price of 1,990 euros (which is around $2,500).