Freitag, 18. Oktober 2013

Benzinger unique "Russian Double Eagle"

This watch made on customer request is inspired by the Russian coat of arms. The eagle symbolizes strength, courage, farsightedness and immortality. it is considered to be the king of the air and the messenger of the highest Gods. In the Russian coat of arms both eagles heads wear a crown, a third one can be seen on top of the two. These three crowns formerly stood for Kazan and Astrachan, both cities that were conquered by Ivan the Terrible for the Russian empire in the mid 15th century, but also stood for believe, love and hope. Today, the imperial crowns stand for the unity and sovereignty of Russia both as a whole and in its constituent republics and regions.

  • Highgrade steel case with screwed-in strap lugs and onion crown, diameter 42mm
  • Hand-engraved, hand-guilloché and hand-skeletonized Unitas 6498 hand winding movement
  • Rear side of movement holding 190 diamonds of 1.5 kt
  • Double eagle motif engraved directly onto the ground plate
  • Swan neck fine regulation
  • "Glashütte" click
  • screwed gold chatons
  • hand-sewed alligator leather strap with double folding clasp

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