Newport: A Customized Watch for an Industrial City

Newport is a seaside city in Rhode Island, United States. It was founded in 1639 and is known as New England’s summer resort and is famous for its historic mansions. It was a major 18th‐century port city and also contains a high number of surviving buildings from the Colonial era of the United States. Alexander Shorokhov knows the rich history of Newport and the revolutionary movement. Hence, he designed a special Newport watch that combines both the philosophy and cultural influence of Newport.

Back of Newport watch

An Industrial Landscape in a Timepiece

The dial with the beautiful hand‐engraved mansion plays the leading role. It is made out of silver and was blackened, in order to get a three‐dimensional optic. The lettering over the building was inspired by art deco, and fits perfectly into the overall picture. The back is enameled. The lady’s watch is limited to 39 pieces, while the men’s watch is limited to 16 pieces.

Side of Newport watch

The new version of the Newport watch underlines the maritime topic of the port city. Here Alexander Shorokhoff shows a beautiful color range. The big square is coated with blue metallic and the small square, where the second hand is located, is gold plated. The striped hands perfectly match the theme. In order to underline its uniqueness, this version is limited to only 10 pieces.

Alexander Shorokhov's Newport watch on display