The German brand with the Russian roots, which is by the way a pretty good combination for the watchmaking pedigree, created this bold looking chronograph specially for lefthanders or linkshänder, as you may say in German. That means that unlike a basic model that features pushers and a crown on the usual right side for easy manipulation with the right hand, a new Alexander Shorokhoff Avantgarde Lefthanders Automatic Chronograph watch has them on the left side. It further means that you are supposed to wear it on the right hand. Whether you do it or not, this change provides an interesting visual effect which is something to be appreciated by all who like unusual watch features.
Alexander Shorokhoff Avantgarde Lefthanders Automatic Chronograph watch is a robust, vintage sport timepiece with enough amount of elegance to be worn with casual or light elegant outfit. Its 43.5 mm case is made of stainless steel that offers a nice combination of polished and brushed finishes. Prominent pushers, a crown and lugs contribute to the robust look of the timepiece. Combined with a soft, brown leather strap, it provides an appealing look and great comfort on the wrist. The watch is also available with an attractive stainless steel bracelet.
Although simply designed, a wide black dial features several very cool elements which immediately pull the attention. In the center, there are two large sub-dials – the 30-minute counter is at the 3 o’clock position, while the small-second sub-dial takes the 9 o’clock position. Combined with oversized Arabic numerals that indicate 60, 40 and 20, they form a pretty interesting dial arrangement. The railroad style minute scale with luminescent hour is visible at the outer rim. Finally, you can see the central chronograph hand marked in red.
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal covers both sides of the case. On the back-side, it opens a clear view at a high-quality Caliber 2030.DD self-winding movement which is a Sellita SW200 base with a Dubois Depraz chronograph module on the top of it. The fact that it comprises 49 jewels can be seen at the dial, which is also pretty unusual.
Alexander Shorokhoff Avantgarde Linkshander Uhr Automatic Chronograph watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters. Considering its quality and attractive appearance, this is one of the best men’s automatic chronographs at the price of around $2,500.