The first limited series of the watch model “Los Craneos“ was already dedicated to Frida Kahlo, [egg id=”1″] a famous Mexican painter. Here comes the successor! The skulls remain, but this time they underline the happy and colourful side of Frida Kahlo’s art.
Now, the skulls are covered by coloured enamel, resulting in a much more emotional, vivid and peaceful appearance. The colour of the enamel coating of each sector has been selected thoroughly in order to amend the transmission of artistic emotion. For the dials production mostly transparent enamel is used, giving the colour an additional depth. The back sides of the skulls have been set off by a mat treatment made by the engraver in hand work with a special stylus.
After this treatment, the sectors are artificially worked out in typical Mexican tradition inspired by ancient Aztec patterns. For better legibility of time the different sectors and their elements are arranged so that they can be subdivided in hours. Finally, the “Alexander Shorokhoff watch manufactory“ is producing objets d’art constituting high-grade mechanical watches.
In contrast to the first model of this series the colours of the dial’s background are not as radical as the popular all black predecessor. Now the dial shines in noble champagne colour or in a clean metallic grey tone. The 62 striking metallic studs are now covered in yellow gold.
The case for the two automatic movements is made of stainless steel in same manner as for the predecessor model. The movements are accordingly hand-engraved and refined. They can be seen through the glass windows in the case back.
In summary, the new version of this watch is more pleasant, creative and emotional – completely in accordance with the art of Frida Kahlo.