Kirowa / 1. Moskauer Uhrenfabrik, Movement No. 2208, 190 x175 x 190 mm, circa 1940
A remarkable lever chronometer for the Russian Air Force type 13CHP with additional instruments Case: walnut. Dial: silvered. Movm.: brass movement, heavy chronometer balance with 4 weights and 2 screws.
When in search of a truly robust timekeeper, we should always look at the famous First Moscow Watch Factory! This spring-suspended air force chronometer is shock and vibration resistant and has a thermostat-controlled heating system as well as an illuminated dial. A seconds contact operates auxiliary indications, the plug connections are of solid Russian workmanship. These instruments were, after all, designed to keep the Soviet nuclear bombers on target even in cases of extreme crisis. An identical chronometer is shown in "Militäruhren" by Konrad Knirim, p. 477.
Estimate 850 - 1,200 €
Price Realised 1,500 €
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