Alexander Shorokoff Chronograph Kostya Tszyu Watch

Alexander Shorokoff Chronograph Kostya Tszyu Watch

Alexander Shorokoff Chronograph Kostya Tszyu Watch   watch releases

I haven't spent much time covering this (Russian named) German brand, but they do make some cool stuff. This piece is a limited edition while a bit more mainstream with some interesting design cues. Yes, that bezel design is from a Vacheron Constantin Overseas. Alexander Shorokoff made this watch in honor of Russian champion boxer Kostya Tszyu and the piece has his name and silhouette all over it.

Tszyu is another person on my list of "people I don't want to meet in a dark alley alone" but I have a feeling if you did run into him, it would help you out by wearing a watch with his name on it. The watch is actually part of a greater collection of timepieces from Alexander Shorokoff called the "Great Masters of Russia." Not sure who else got limited edition pieces but, clearly, the collection is meant to appeal to Russian customers. The watch is pretty neat looking and a fine interpretation of how to design a dial around an ETA Valjoux 7750. One thing that I have never seen before is how they mimicked the look of the day/date window with the seconds dial. The dial is rectangular and inside is the number in the limited edition (out of 270). I thought that was very clever.

 

Alexander Shorokoff Chronograph Kostya Tszyu Watch   watch releases

Alexander Shorokoff Chronograph Kostya Tszyu Watch   watch releases

As is common with Alexander Shorokoff watches, the dial has some very bold Arabic hour numerals and hands. Nothing like bold hands to make me happy and the textures on the dial are nice, as well. These images are obviously pre-production renders so the dial looks flat, however, I don't think the final pieces will. The metal silhouette of Tszyu (still not sure how to pronounce that) in the chronograph hour registers as a cool, or crappy, element depending on your taste.

Alexander Shorokoff Chronograph Kostya Tszyu Watch   watch releases

The watch is in steel and 42.9mm wide. Over on the back of the watch is a sapphire exhibition caseback and more honors to Kostya as a reminder of how he can kick your ass. Alternatively, if you are Russian, it is likely meant to be a reminder of how Russians can kick ass. Oddly enough, I think Kostya is based out of Australia even though he is Russian, but ... Whatever. Enjoy the uber-cheesy video that shows more.

Once again, the Alexander Shorokoff Chronograph Kostya Tszyu will be limited to 270 pieces and will be priced at 4,700 Euros.

8 comments
Ivan Y
Ivan Y

It's not pronounced "zoo", at least, not in Russian; "dzyu" might be a better fit. "Tszyu" stands for three Cyrillic letters: ? (ts), ? (z), and ? (yu).
Anyway, it's not the most horrible watch, but I will skip it despite being a prime audience -- not only am I Russian, but I'm also from the same city as Kostya Tszyu (of course, he moved to Australia until things got better in Russia and I'm now in Texas).

ANTHONY MCONALD
ANTHONY MCONALD

it's pronounced zoo. moved to Australia after the collapse of the soviet union . took out Australian citizenship and turned pro . one of the best fighters ever to pull on a glove . a modest and humble man , and tough as an old boot . can not remember him ever trash talking an opponent before a fight.
as for the watch , i think he deserves better.

Ivan1998
Ivan1998

Way to much 4,700 Euros for 7750.

steve
steve

Will they do a watch for Ricky Hatton?

Dangeruss
Dangeruss

Woah - The list is long of the things I dislike on this. Topping the list is the LTD ED ser. no on the dial. Really? That's horrible. Who cares what number you have? I'd never even heard of Kostya Unpronounceable before this. Obviously not on my wish list.

Ulysses
Ulysses

Hands looks hard to read from the photos. Seconds sub-dial practically useless. Rotor lifted from Fortis, even though it looks nice with the blued screws. Limited edition you say? What a relief.

MatthewM
MatthewM

Tszyu is another person on my list of "people I don't want to meet in a dark alley alone"

Odd you should say that, Tszyu is probably one of the most humble people you'll ever come across.

admin
admin

That might be so, I don't know the guy personally. But dark alley implies I just see him walking in the shadows, not having tea with him.

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