Pocket watch mechanical Leonardo da Vinci VITRUV Molnija 3602 hunting dog
- Motif of Leonardo da Vinci and hunting dog
- MOLNIJA 3602 movement
- 18 ruby ??stones, hand wind
- Housing made of nickel silver
- Pocket watch from Russia
With black pointers. The Vitruvian Man is shown as a drawing on the white dial. On the back there is an embossed representation of the hunting dogs
caliber 3602 Molnija, manual wind, 18 jewels, Breguet spiral balance, balance escapement oscillation 18000, power reserve when fully wound: at least 38+ hours.
The Molnija 3602 movement was produced for almost fifty years between 1960 and 2008, it goes back to the Cortebert 616 produced in Switzerland in the 30s / 40s, which was installed by many well-known manufacturers such as Rolex.
Time display: hours / minutes / seconds
INDICATORS | SHOW:
Small seconds at position 6
Heavy nickel silver case (no mass production from chrome-plated brass), Ø 50mm, height 4.6mm
white, hands: blackened steel, numerals / indices / scales: black / gold-colored
"The Vitruvian Man"
The Vitruvian Man is a famous 34.4 x 24.5 cm drawing by Leonardo da Vinci from 1492. It is a sketch with notes from one of his diaries showing a man with his extremities outstretched in two superimposed positions. With the fingertips and the soles the figure touches a surrounding square, "homo ad quadratum" or a circle, "homo ad circulum".
The original is on display in the Galleria dell Accademia in Venice.
The study shows how much Leonardo was interested in proportion and to this day it is not only a symbol of the aesthetics of the Renaissance, but one of the most famous and most reproduced pictorial motifs. The Italian 1 euro coin, for example, is minted with this motif. The drawing most recently played a role in the film "The Da Vinci Code" Da Vinci Code.
The unusual name does not come from Leonardo da Vinci himself, but from art history. It is reminiscent of the Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, approx. 80-70 BC Chr. until about. 10 BC Chr. Vitruvius presented, among other things, the theory of the well-formed human being (lat. homo bene figuratus) with an ideal relationship between the body parts.
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo created not only numerous works of art, but even more a large number of designs for buildings, machines, objets d'art, paintings and sculptures, which he never came to realize. He said of himself that he loved the idea more than its execution, and that at the beginning of an activity he was already thinking about the end. Like other geniuses (Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Thomas Edison, Richard Wagner) he was one of the "hyperactive" people who are said to have a genetic predisposition to their ingenuity. Doing and recognizing were equally important to him. His energy was partially paralyzed by his great urge to research. First of all, he wanted to learn to create masterpieces of art. But then he became more and more interested in knowledge about nature and was fascinated by its diversity and beauty and wrote:
In the course of his life he created a large number of artistically valuable illustrations on various topics such as biology, anatomy, technology, weapons technology, water management and architecture and left behind buildings, technical systems and observations of the cosmos. His very precise anatomical and scientific drawings are particularly significant. Already towards the end of his life he was revered as Uomo Universale and is also described by today's historians as one of the most extraordinary geniuses of all time.
As an engineer, Leonardo was a pioneer and way ahead of his time. His intention was to create machines (and weapons) to relieve people in their work and warfare, so to speak: "to increase productivity". In the course of time, his scientific research and his acquired knowledge of natural forces, which he wanted to use for the benefit of mankind, became more and more important. For decades, for example, he sketched aircraft that resemble today's helicopters. He is also said to have carried out flight exercises with a glider. He also designed gears and gears. Many of his devices have since been copied. For example, his sketch "Miracle of the Art of Mechanical Gear" was realized as a work of art and as an infinity machine for didactic purposes in the Dynamikum.