he “Babylonian III” is a fascinating watch with a history spanning thousands of years. And Babylonian III.2 is the third successor in the beautiful series by Alexander Shorokhoff.
The design draws inspiration from Babylon, the capital of Babylonia, one of the most important cities in antiquity. Babylonian astronomy dates back to around 3000 BC, reaching its peak around 600-500 BC. With the resources available at that time, people obtained incredibly precise astronomical data. The constellations, as we know them today, were summarised and described in the ancient Babylonian culture.
In celebration of the brand’s 30th anniversary in 2022, the new model Babylonian III made its comeback. Now, the new variant is available in a new colour combination. Unlike its predecessors, this model is housed in a 43.5 mm case due to high demand.
The manual winding movement is intricately engraved and refined. The front bridge is hand-skeletonised and hand-engraved. The movement is adorned from below with a specially designed, hand-skeletonised and engraved brass plate. The main plate and other bridges of the movement are hand-finished with a special graver, then yellow gold plated. Additionally, the back of the movement features a plate with beautiful skeletonisation, rhodium-plated. A two-tone refinement of the movement creates contrasts and an elegant appearance.
The dial consists of two parts. The lower part showcases the zodiac signs, first etched and then hand-engraved. The outer area of each zodiac sign is hand-matted and yellow gold plated. On the upper part of the dial, which comprises two mother-of-pearl rings and hour markers, there is a minute track on the outer ring and the abbreviations of the zodiac signs on the inner ring.
This exceptional model in a stainless steel case is limited to 50 pieces.
Caliber: Hand-wound movement 2614AS, elaborately hand-finished (hand-satinised with graver, bridge under the dial hand-skeletonised and engraved, from below the movement is finished with a specially designed hand- skeletonised and - engraved brass plate), blued screws, 17 jewels, power reserve about 42 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, centre second
Case: Stainless steel with glass bottom, 5 ATM
Diameter: 43.5 mm
Height: 11.5 mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal on both sides, anti-reflective on the front side
Dial: Elaborately hand-finished, yellow gold-plated, with mother-of-pearl inlays
Strap lugs: 22 mm
Hands: Blued stainless steel, two-tone second hand
Strap: Brown crocodile strap with engraved solid stainless steel pin buckle
Limited edition: 50 pieces
Price: 2,830 EUR