Friday 3 August 2018

A beautiful vintage Russian submarine clock manufactured and installed in submarines and military vessels in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) in the 1980s. This is a beautifully designed, iconic timepiece that is rapidly becoming a rare find. The Vostok’s submarine-at-sea emblem sits centrally on the clock face with the word ‘kauahqupckue’ underneath it. At the bottom of the clock there is an anchor which replaces the number 6 o’clock mark, with the red Soviet star sitting perfectly at the 12 o’clock mark. The word сделано в and letters CCCP are marked either side of the anchor, translating to made in USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) before 1991. The Curling B symbol that sits beneath the spindle is the translation of a Russian V, standing for Vostok and is Vostok’s trademark.

The clock which would have been painted aboard a military vessel, is finished in a calming cool grey and can be wound using its original key,. The key can be inserted just above the anchor icon. The clock can be opened using a second key, in the hole that sits alongside the number 3 o’clock mark. The clock has a 12-jewel movement and runs for seven days on a full wind.

This iconic rare time piece will be offered for auction in our Antique and Interiors Sale on Wednesday 8th August

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