MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch Vishnu Shiva - Nataraja Hindu god Zodiak Tandava Aura
- MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch caliber from Russia
- 18 ruby ??stones, manual wind, anchor escapement
- Deeply embossed motifs on both covers
- Heavy nickel silver case, blued hands
- A wonderful collector's item!
On the front is "the dancing Shiva" - Nataraja "King of the Dance".
On the back is a sun with the zodiac circle surrounding it.
As Nataraja, Shiva appears in anthropomorphic form as a four-armed dancer in the middle of a circle of flames, which symbolizes both the expanding energy of God and the edge of the universe. The braids of hair that spread laterally through the twists during the dance form a kind of aura around Shiva's head. The god's left leg is raised in a dance figure; with his right he steps on the dwarf demon Apasmara, who is lying on the ground, the embodiment of ignorance and stupidity. In his upper right hand Nataraja holds the hourglass drum of the wandering ascetics (damaru); with his lower right hand he shows the gesture of protection (abhayamudra). A flame blazes out of the open palm of the left hand, the other left hand forms a parallel figure to his left leg. (Source: Wikipedia)
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: 2004
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: white, hands: blued black, numerals / indices: gold-colored & Arabic, Molnija logo and inscription "Made in Russia" 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.