Pocket Watches

Hunter case presentation mechanical pocket watch "La Pavlovna"

    Hunter case presentation mechanical pocket watch "La Pavlovna"

    Switzerland, Geneve


    Gold, gold, diamonds, steel, glass, enamel, leather, velvet, fabric (satin); engraving, polishing, gem stones setting

    Diameter 5.1 cm

    On the lid inner side: “A M. Adolphe Dupuis. Souvenir de S.A.I. Mme la Grande Duchesse Hne Pavolovna. St Petersbourg 1866”. On the cuvette: “No 19686 Patek Philippe & Co”. On the lids' inner sides: «18 В»; identification numbers "19686", "86"


    Hunter case pocket mechanical in the polished round gold case, with three lids, a crown with pendant, a crown with the Maltese cross, decorated with various sizes diamonds is on the top lid. The fixing elements and number "86" are on the lid inner side. White enamel dial with hours' designation with Roman numerals, minutes' divisions and two Breguet blued steel hands and small watch dial with Arabic numerals and one hand. Relief monogram with the stylized letters "AD" from rose gold; the engraved dedicatory inscription is on the lid inner side: "A MC Adolphe Dupuis, Souvenir de S.A.I. Mme la Grande Duchesse The Pavlovna. 18B 19686 St Petersburg 1866. Number "19686" is on the cuvette. Lever escapement, five bridges, regulator with an arrow, scale and inscriptions: "AVANCE", "RETARD". The watch is stored in brown leather case with the hinged lid and knob, covered with green velvet inside; the lid is covered with white satin inside.

    The watch is a gift of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna, nee Princess of Wurttemberg Frederick Charlotte Maria (1807-1873), married to Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich (1798-1849), the son of Emperor Paul I, in 1824, to Mr. Adolphe Dupuis - a prominent French actor (1824 - 1891).