The Winter Palace from Poljot International is a genuine competitor for a Seiko cocktail time. Model reference 2416.1961156
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Soviet Poljot were founded in the 1930’s, but this watch was built by Poljot International, distributors turned watchmakers in Germany. They were founded in 1994. The Winter palace models were made between 2005 and 2012, with six different dial options and the grey dial was limited to just 500 pieces. We have found another whose serial number is 450 more than this one, so we are edging towards the beginning of that time period.
This is an interesting watch. Following the break up of the Soviet Union lots of assets were privatised, and what seems to have happened here is the previous distributors for Poljot set up on their own. However this watch has a bit more crossover, as the movement is a Wostock 2416B, a 31 jewel automatic movement made in Russia (hence Россия written on the bottom of the dial. The movement has a semi quickset date, and you can see it all working via the glass exhibition case back. The dial is patterned nicely to subtly catch the light. The watch has the original signed strap and buckle, and some papers which are incorrectly filled out (correct model, but number 1780 not number 1762)
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 41.7 mm
Width without crown 38.9 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 44.9 mm
Case Thickness 12.3 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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