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The New Arrow Evo from Independent Watchmaker Rashid Tsoroev

With plenty of handmade finishings, the new timepiece reveals some pleasant surprises.

| By Denis Peshkov | 2 min read |

We introduced Rashid Tsoroev, an emerging watchmaker and his debut Arrow timepiece in 2021, and upon learning about the latest creation from his one-person atelier in the Republic of Ingushetia, our curiosity was piqued. The aptly named Arrow Evo, equipped with a different movement, is a testament to Rashid’s evolution as a watchmaker while retaining the originality of his vision and style. We’re happy to share the news and available images with you.

The Arrow Evo appears in a round stainless steel case, measuring 40mm in diameter and 10mm in thickness. Rashid Tsoroev designs the case, and it arrives from the supplier in a state ready for polishing. Tsoroev undertakes the task by hand “to keep the original form by avoiding large rounded bevels that inevitably occur when polishing with traditional methods”. Preserving the simple shape and sculpted lugs from the inaugural Arrow, the case features an exhibition caseback secured by eight screws and offers a water resistance of up to 50m. 

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Engravings on the caseback include details such as the case material, model, number, origin, and Tsoroev Rashid, following the country’s naming tradition – last name first – perhaps to emphasise the roots. The sizable fluted crown boasts an updated profile, exuding a newfound elegance compared to the pilot-style crown seen in the earlier Arrow. As is customary with indie watchmakers, the case can be crafted from precious metals upon the client’s request.

The Arrow Evo’s new dial, with its distinctive tremblage relief engraving, meticulously crafted by hand, is the true highlight of the timepiece and offers customisation options for colour plating (white or rose gold, rhodium). The Arabic hour indices, designed by Rashid Tsoroev, rise above the textured dial, their polished tops adding extra sophistication. The TR logo above the centre receives the same finishing treatment, and the relief minute track showcases attention to detail and craftsmanship. The central hour and minute hands maintain their original and eye-catching design, featuring mirror polishing on the top and rounded arms, complemented by a satin finish on the sides. Rashid Tsoroev himself crafts the hands; there are options to have them heat-blued or coloured using traditional methods.

Regarding movement, the Arrow Evo has been upgraded to house the La Joux-Perret LJP G100 self-winding calibre, with a solid 68-hour power reserve. The movement, adorned with stripes and blued screws, sees Rashid Tsoroev opting to hand-skeletonise the tungsten rotor – a challenging task due to the material’s properties, showcasing the watchmaker’s dedication.

The Tsoroev Rashid Arrow Evo is offered with a handcrafted alligator strap featuring a stainless steel pin buckle. Clients have the freedom to choose from a range of options. The featured stainless steel timepiece is priced at USD 5,000 (excluding taxes); it is available for direct purchase from the watchmaker. For more information, visit

4 responses

  1. Gosh, the extent you go to avoid saying the watch is from Russia is quite remarkable.

  2. @orfeas, are you kidding? The watchmaker is doing traditional work on the dial, hands and anglage on the skeletonized rotor, plus polishing the case. The ebauche is well chosen. 5k for stainless steel and well chosen hand work is reasonable. Name another with the same amount of work. I have a feeling you didn’t read the article.

  3. I equate this to taking a Honda Civic and putting all the nicest upgrades to the exterior but then leaving the engine alone. With that said, beautiful hand set and dial.


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