Pocket watch Saint Petersburg St. Isaac's Cathedral double-headed eagle Russia MOLNIJA
- 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 jump cover - and in red, a tsarist double-headed eagle with two silver overturned and crossed anchors, the right a stick anchor (with two flat flukes) and the left a dragons (with four pointed flukes), vertically overlaid by a scepter (part of the coat of arms of the Peterburg ) in the middle.
On the back cover - St. Isaac's Cathedral (official name: Cathedral of St. Isaac of Dalmatia) and St. Petersburg stamped in Cyrillic.
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: 2002
The original MOLNIJA papers with short operating instructions are in German, English, Russian and French.
Standard plastic packaging - original from MOLNIJA is included in the scope of delivery.
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 9
Heavy nickel silver case (no mass production from chrome-plated brass), Ø 50mm, height 4.6mm
Dial 1: white, hands: blued lacquered, numerals / indices: black, logo Molnija and inscription "Made in Russia" in Latin, in the middle of the dial in black - Neva and cathedrals standing there.
Dial 2: white, hands: black, digits / indices: black, Molnija logo and inscription "Made in Russia" in Latin, in the middle of the dial in black - Neva and cathedrals standing there.
Dial 3: silver-colored, hands: black, digits / indices: black, Molnija logo and inscription "Made in Russia" 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.