Gold Quarter Repeater Pocket Watch by Pavel Buhre, circa 1900
A fine gold quarter repeating hunter cased pocket watch with enameled crest of General Alexander Pavlovich Kutepov (1882-1930) by watchmaker to the Imperial Court in St. Petersburg, Pavel Buhre. The high grade hammered jeweled lever movement with white enamel dial, gold hands, Roman numerals and a subsidiary dial. The reverse applied with gold monogram AK. The cuvette signed in Cyrillic Pavel Buhre, Purveyor to the court of his Highness. Russian chain is sold separately. Watch is sold as is. It seems to be working but no guarantee on movement.
2 ¼ in. (57 mm) diam.
Bearing both Kutepov’s family crest in enamel and his applied initials AK, this rare timepiece was most likely presented to Kutepov for his valor and courage. Made by the renowned St. Petersburg watchmaker, Pavel Buhre, its keyless lever, quarter repeating mechanism is rare.