Pocket Watches

Presentation mechanical pocket watch in the branded box

    Presentation mechanical pocket watch in the branded box

    Switzerland/Russia, Geneve/St Petersburg

    Early 20th century

    Paul Buhre firm

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

    3.2x0.6 cm

    The case and movement liads bear marks: "squirrel"; hallmark "0.583", "142161”; the remontoir has a squirrel hallmark. The chatelaine has the maker's mark: “ИА”, Triplet of St. Petersburg district assay department, 1908-1917, with the assay number 56.

    This watch is a gift presented by the Cabinet of his Imperial Majesty.

    Pocket mechnical watch in smooth round gold case, with three lids, ring and crown.
    The relief image of the Russian Empire coat of arms - two-headed eagle beneath three crowns and highlighted blue enamel ribbons’ flaunting ends of the St. Andrew Order, with the scepter and orb in its claws is on the upper lid.
     The engraving "Zum And. a. Ihre Maj. Kaiserin v.Russland 22.10.1910" on the case lid; the inscription on the movement lid is in Cyrillic. White enamel dial. Hours' scale signs are black; the hands are from blue-finished steel. Three scales are on the dial: minutes' scale, divided into 60 graduations; hours' scale - divided into 12 graduations with Roman numerals; and small seconds’ dial with Arabic numerals.
    Watch with pierced bimetallic balance wheel with screws, lever escapement with spring, seconds', minutes' and hours' hands, with remontoir.
    The watch is fitted with chatelaine in the shape of gold Imperial Crown to be worn pinned as a brooch.
    The watch is stored in the brand box "Paul Buhré" with bronze plate in the form of two-headed eagle on the top cover. Illegible inscription in Cyrillic is inside the case.
     Onlay coat of arms on the watch top lid and chatelaine in the form of golden Imperial Crown - are the later replica.