Pocket Watches

Minute repeater and automaton pocket watch "Siberian bear hunting"

    Minute repeater and automaton pocket watch "Siberian bear hunting"

    Switzerland, Russia

    Circa 1920

    Firm "Paul Buhre"

    Gold, steel, rhodium; engraving, guilloche, painted enamel, champlevé enamel

    Diameter 6.35 cm, 250 gr

    On the dial: «Павел Буре.», on cuvette: “Paul Buhre”, “Horloger de la Marine Impériale”, “Pétersburg”. Gold alloys of Switzerland and Russia: a female's head on a shield “Helvetia” , head of the female profile form the left in the hexagon, "0.750" in a rectangle with bevelled corners; The serial number is "13761"


    Minute repeater and automaton pocket watch "Siberian bear hunting". Fine, large, minute-repeating, 18K gold, champlevé and painted on enamel, diamond set, hunting-cased, keyless, pocket watch with painted on enamel Jaquemarts dial and concealed erotic automaton. Four-body case, “bassine”, the back cover overlaid with translucent Imperial blue guilloche enamel, polished gold, translucent red enamel and opaque blue enamel lappet border, the center set with a large rose-cut diamond within a black enamel, polished gold and translucent red enamel anthemion border, the front cover decorated with a finely painted scene of Cossacks defending themselves from a bear attack in a snowy wooded landscape, border decorated to match the back cover, band decorated to match. Hinged cuvette with painted on enamel frivolous scene depicting a couple enjoying the pleasure of a sailor in a wooded landscape. White enamel dial, two-piece, Arabic numerals, outer minute track, inset subsidiary seconds, the polychrome painted on enamel border decorated as a sailing ship with sailors on the rigging, the two above the dial appearing to strike a bell when the repeating is activated. Pierced gold fancy hands. M. Rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 29 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance, steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band. Dial signed.