MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch RUSSIAN TALE OF THE URAL Last piece! The Urals saga
- MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch from Russia
- 12- and 24-hour dial
- 18 ruby ??stones, manual wind, anchor escapement
- Last piece!
- Housing made of nickel silver
The lid shows a strong man, a blacksmith with a hammer in his right hand, this symbolizes the Ural Mountains that separate Europe and Asia and where the border between wild Asia and wild Eastern Europe runs in Russia.
The saga of the Urals is a sculptural composition on the station square in the city of Chelyabinsk, a symbol of the Urals.
The total height of the monument is 12 meters. Founding year 1967. Opening on 6. November 1967.
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, French, German and English.
3602 Molnija caliber, manual wind, 18 jewels, Breguet spiral balance, balance escapement oscillation 18000, power reserve when fully wound: 38+ hours
Time display: hours / minutes / seconds
INDICATORS | SHOW:
Small seconds at position 6, 12 and 24 hour dial
Housing made of nickel silver (no mass production made of chrome-plated brass), Ø 50mm, height 4.6mm
DIAL: Dial: white, hands: black, digits / indices: black / red & Arabic, Molnija logo in Cyrillic
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.