Pocket Watches

Presentation mechanical pocket watch in the box

    Presentation mechanical pocket watch in the box

    Switzerland, Russia, Geneve, St Petersburg


    Paul Buhre firm

    Gold, enamel, glass, metal alloys; casting, embossing, engraving

    5.0 cm in diameter
    0.9 cm thick

    The upper lid, lthe case and movement lids are marked with "squirrel"; "0.583". the case and movement lids are marked: "38179", "14К". The upper lid is marked: "79". The remontoir is marked with "squirrel"


    Mechanical pocket watch in smooth round gold case, with three lids, a ring (missing) and a winding crown. The upper lid bears a raised depiction of the small National Emblem of the Russian Empire: two-headed eagle with three coronets and flaunting ribbons of the St. Andrew Order in blue enamel, holding a scepter and an orb in its claws. The inscription is on cuvette “Pavel Bure [Paul Buhre], supplier of His Majesty Court No 38179”.
    The dial is white enameled; the numerals of the hours' scale are black, and the extant hours' hand is gold (minutes' and seconds' hands are missing). The dial with two scales: the minutes' scale is divided into 60 graduations with Arabic numerals; the hours' scale is divided into 12 graduations with Roman numerals, and small seconds' scale with Arabic numerals.
    The watch with a pierced bimetallic balance wheel with screws, spring-powered lever escapement, hours, minutes and seconds indication, and remontoir.
    The watch is in wooden box covered with leather, with the inscription: "Andreas Svensson / MALMO / Sodergatan 11".


    The watch was given to Heinrich Detleff Stolten, chief stableman at the royal court of Denmark by Emperor Alexander III of Russia during one of his summer visits to Copenhagen.