It has been awarded by the Imperial Russian Empress Cathrine II to one of her personal Life Guards -the Hussar Officer Ivan Rasumihin. It has a plain silver case, hand engraved with the Cathrine II personal cypher EII, beneath the royal crown. Around the cipher is written"Vivat Catharina, Vivat Hussar".
The watch has a superb fire gild verge fusee full plate movement, signed, hand pierced balance cock, old style Tompion silver regulator disc, Egypt pillars, fancy side decorations, blue steel screws, special worm tension gear. Fine porcelain dial with original hands. Nothing has been ever changed or replaced or repaired in this watch! The watch is really impressive 57mm in diameter. 170g heavy together with the chain!
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Every potencial defect which is shown in the photos, but not mention in the description, will be considered for described. All the photos shoot by professional Nikon 105 Macro lens under 40x diopter magnification, so you can explore even the smallest detail like under microscope!
Auctiva Offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "MUSEUM 18th C Imperial Russian Cathrine II award silver Verge Fusee Oignon watch" is in sale since Sunday, July 16, 2017.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.