MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch Jesus' birth Jesus Christ Glory to God on high
- MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch caliber from Russia
- 18 ruby ??stones, manual wind, anchor escapement
- Deeply embossed motifs on both covers
- Heavy nickel silver case
- A wonderful collector's item!
On the front is a six-winged seraph (the highest angel creature) with the Cyrillic letters 'R' & 'CH' '2000' (for Rozhdestwo Christovo = birth of Christ).
On the back, the first line from the song of praise 'Slava vyshnih Bogu' = 'Glory to God in the highest' (corresponds to the Catholic hymn 'Gloria in excelsis Deo' / 'hymnus angelicus') is embossed. The story of the birth of Jesus tells that after delivering the news of the newborn Messiah child to the shepherds in the field, the angels glorify God together with this song (Lk 2:14). Because this glorification of God emanates from angels and the heavenly choirs, these lines of the Gospel of Luke are also called hymn angelicus in church tradition, i.e. 'angelic hymn of praise'.
A rare Russian mechanical pocket watch branded "MOLNIJA" GOST 10733-98
A real collector's item made from old stock items (NOS, New Old Stock). Mechanical quality movement as it is no longer produced in this price range these days.
Year of manufacture: 2001
The original MOLNIJA papers with a short instruction manual are in Russian, German, French and English.
Standard plastic packaging - original from MOLNIJA is included in the scope of delivery.
3602 Molnija caliber, manual winding, 18 jewels, balance with Breguet hairspring, balance escapement oscillation 18000, power reserve when fully wound: 38+ hours
Time display: hours / minutes / seconds
INDICATORS | SHOW:
Small seconds at position 9
Heavy nickel silver case (no mass production from chrome-plated brass), Ø 50mm, height 4.6mm
Dial angel sand-colored, hands: sand-colored with white inside, numerals / indices: black & Arabic, an angel is shown in the center of the dial.
Silver dial, black hands, black & Roman numerals / indices, Molnija logo and "Made in Russia" inscription in Latin
The Molnija 3602, which was produced for almost fifty years, between 1960 and 2008.
It goes back to the Cortebert 616 produced in Switzerland in the 30s / 40s, the machines of which were probably then sold to Russia.
In the course of time, this work has been modified several times, above all the construction height has increased by over a millimeter, and the decoration became more and more economical, until at the end almost no decorative cuts or other decorations were applied.