ONE OF A KIND Imperial Russian Generals award Silver pocket watch by Aeby&Landry. ONE OF A KIND antique Imperial Russian General's award CHASED silver FULL HUNTER case pocket c1896 by Aeby&Landry. The watch is a Grand-Prix winner with 12 gold medals and prizes! The watch has the most unusual and beautiful highly ornamented solid silver chased case I have ever seen!
The watch has been awarded to the Imperial Russian General Mihail Bobotinov for Bravery. The watch comes from his family estate. This is much more than a pocket watch -this is a piece of the history.
The watch has a fine enamel dial depicting enamel portraits of Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. High grade 15 jewels movement, lever escapememnt, Breguet spiral, Guillaume balance. Original solid gold Louis XIV style hands. The watch is oversized-54mm in diameter.The watch comes with a CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. The company Aeby & Landry was founded by John Aeby and Constant Felicien Landry in Madretsch in 1873. The factory had since 1878 a particularly good reputation. They produced in addition to standard pocket watches, chronographs and watches with music box and alarm function. The workshop was very modern for its time and was already equipped with gas engines to drive the machines. In 1882 the factory already employed 300 workers. He used his experience and knowledge to modernize the watch industry in his home country to the American model. Initially people were very sceptical concerning the new production methods from America, but Léo Aeby was finally able to convince even the most sceptical through the quality of his watches. Customers of the Aeby & Landry products, among others included the firm Gruen for whom Aeby worked for quite some time. From 1884, Aeby & Landry also introduced pocket watches with digital display into the market. They were an in-house development based on a patent (patent 18 May 1883) of Josef Pallweber.
These watches would, however, as the jump number pocket watches of the other producers, not be popular for a very long time. NOTE:PLEASE OBSERVE CAREFULLY THE PHOTOS! IT IS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. Every potencial defect which is shown in the photos, but not mention in the description, will be considered for described.
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The item "ONE OF A KIND Imperial Russian Generals award Silver pocket watch by Aeby&Landry" is in sale since Monday, November 6, 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.