Pocket Watches

Presentation mechanical pocket watch in a box

    Presentation mechanical pocket watch in a box

    Switzerland, Russia, Geneva, St Petersburg


    Firm "Paul Buhre"

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

    5.0 cm in diameter
    0.9 cm thick

    The upper lid, lids of the case and movement has a squirrel hallmark, "0.583". the case and movement lids are marked: "38179", "14К". The upper lid is marked, "79". The remontoir has a squirrel hallmark.


    Mechanical pocket watch in a 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: a double-headed eagle with three coronets and flowing ribbons of the Order of St Andrew in blue enamel, holding a scepter and orb in its claws. An 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 (the minute and the second 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 a smaller 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 a leather covered wooden box 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.