With Paul Buhré fitted presentation box.
Paul-Léopold Buhré, a Swiss watchmaker from Le Locle who had emigrated to Russia, opened in 1815 a small workshop in St. Petersburg. The business was later taken over by his son Paul.
Thanks to Buhré's good relations with various Russian ministries and especially the Imperial Court, he obtained the title of Official Supplier to His Majesty. As a result he founded his own watch factory in Le Locle, producing expensive watches very popular amongst Russian nobles and officers. The Russian Government bought Buhré timepieces as rewards for officers, soldiers and employees of the public services.