MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch Firebird Flock-Ptitsa Phoenix Russian mechanical watch
- MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch caliber from Russia
- 18 ruby ??stones, manual wind, anchor escapement
- Deeply embossed motifs on both covers
- Heavy nickel silver case, blackened hands
- A wonderful collector's item!
A fire bird is depicted on the front.
A beautiful floral motif is shown on the back.
In fairy tales, the bird becomes the object of difficult tasks: a hero has to bring a feather of the firebird, goes out to catch the bird, of his own accord or at the request of the father or king. The creature is enchanting and highly sought after, but the hero, originally enchanted by the glowing pen, blames him for his circumstances. The story of the firebird served as a template and inspiration for many other works, as well as for Pyotr Jerschow's The Humpbacked Horse. With the ballet suite L'Oiseau de feu, the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky also pays homage to the legend of the mythical creature.
A rare Russian mechanical pocket watch brand "MOLNIJA" GOST 10733-79
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: 1998
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 1: silver-colored, hands: black, numerals / indices: black & Roman, Molnija logo and inscription "Made in Russia" in Cyrillic.
Dial 2: silver-colored, hands: black, numerals / indices: black & Roman, 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.