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Made by: Pavel Buhre

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

Front of watch case is decorated with the imperial double headed eagle set with rose cut diamonds. White enamel dial has the hours in black Roman numerals and the seconds in red Arabic numerals. Trefoil loop at top is also set with rose cut diamonds. Chatelaine in the shape of Russian Imperial crown set with rose diamonds. Detachable links connecting it to the watch are also adorned with diamonds. Crown can be worn separately as a pin.

Object name:
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds -- enamel
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
8.7 × 2.2 cm (3 7/16 × 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK Donne par S.M. L'Empereur a Melle M.Barety St. Petersburg 19 2/III 01 inside front cover mark "chimera"- french import mark inside back cover INSCRIPTION number 19283 and number 26919302.51 inner cover; inscribed MARK kokoshnik left (1896-1908), Ya. L in cyrillic for Ya.L=Yakov Lyapunov, St Petersburg essayer for 1899-1903 crown MARK kokoshnik left, Ya.L in cyrillic, illegible maker's mark (SV in cyrillic or CB in latin script) pin MARK kokoshnik left, Ya.L. in cyrilic, illegible maker's mark, 56 clasp
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"The Russian Imperial Award System during the Reign of Nicholas II 1894-1917","What Became of Peter's Dream?: Court Culture in the Reign of Nicholas II"