Paul Buhre. A very fine and rare early 20th century 18ct gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch together with original strap with gold mounts and buckle, fitted box printed with the Tsar Nicolas II insignia Circa 1910
Lot 253*
Paul Buhre. A very fine and rare early 20th century 18ct gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch together with original strap with gold mounts and buckle, fitted box printed with the Tsar Nicolas II insignia Circa 1910
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 9,721) inc. premium

Lot Details
Paul Buhre. A very fine and rare early 20th century 18ct gold manual wind wristwatch together with original strap, buckle and fitted box printed with the Tsar Nicolas II insignia Circa 1905
Paul Buhre. A very fine and rare early 20th century 18ct gold manual wind chronograph wristwatch together with original strap with gold mounts and buckle, fitted box printed with the Tsar Nicolas II insignia
Circa 1910
Gilt jewelled chronograph movement with cut and compensated balance wheel and fine regulation, Geneva stop work, white enamel dial with black Arabic hourly numerals, outer seconds track, subsidiary seconds at 12, blued steel spade hands and chronograph hand, plain polished case with heavy snap on back, setting button in the band, chronograph button in the bow, fitted leather strap on hinged lugs with gold security buttons, fitted box stamped with the Imperial crest of Russia and 'Pavel Bure, St .Petersburg Nevskiy Prospekt, No.23 MOSCOW,' dial signed
47mm.

Footnotes

  • In 1899 the firm Paul Buhre was awarded the title of 'Supplier of the Imperial Court' and was well known in Tsarist Russia.

    After the Revolution, foreign-owned assets were seized and the new owners ceased trading with Russia. Existing parts stocks were assembled in the 1920's and exhausted by 1926. Paul Buhre continued producing watches in Switzerland, but with no connection to the USSR.

Saleroom notices

  • Low rate Import Duty at 5% is payable on this watch.
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