Excellent and solid pocket watch by Paul Buhre - gift from Great Duke Nicolai Nicolaevitch (Junior).
Solid gold hunter case with Great Duke monogram under the imperial crown on the front cover.
The monogram is made with great attention to the details and mounted by golden screws.
Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich Romanov of Russia (Russian: Николай Николаевич Романов (младший - the younger); 6 November 1856 – 5 January 1929) was a Russian general in World War I. A grandson of Nicholas I of Russia, he was commander in chief of the Russian armies on the main front in the first year of the war, and was later a successful commander in the Caucasus...
Brief biography of Great Duke is available for example from wikipedia article
Serial number dates it to 1914. The watch was most probably gift to some officer in the beginning of World War I.
Proprietary Paul Buhre calibre of best quality is equipped with cut compensated balance and spiral with Breguet overcoil. All movement details are nickel covered and decorated with Geneva stripes.
The condition is very good, both technically and cosmetic.
Perfectly normal case wear. Dial is without noticeable flaws.
The case is hallmarked with Swiss and Russian hallmarks (14k gold).
Technically watch is in excellent running condition.
Diameter of the watch is 49 mm, height is 61mm.
Weight is 96 grams.
Good collector item.
Not for sale