Tribute Russia

KERBEDANZ dedicated this model to the Russia - as a tribute to the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land  and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people - through the highly symbolicimage of the double-headed eagle and geographic features of Russia.

The name Russia is derived from Rus', a medieval state populated mostly by the Eastern Slavs. However, this proper name became more prominent in the later history, and the country typically was called by its inhabitants "РусскаяЗемля" (russkajazemlja), which can be translated as "Russian Land" or "Land of Rus'". In order to distinguish this state from other states derived from it, it is denoted as KievanRus' by modern historiography. The name Rus itself comes from the early medieval Rus' people, Swedish merchants and warriors, who relocated from across the Baltic Sea and founded a state centered on Novgorod that later became Kievan Rus.

An old Latin version of the name Rus' was Ruthenia, mostly applied to the western and southern regions of Rus' that were adjacent to Catholic Europe. The current name of the country, Россия (Rossija), comes from the Byzantine Greek designation of the Rus', Ρωσσία Rossía—spelled Ρωσία (Rosía pronounced [roˈsia]) in Modern Greek.

The double-headed eagle is a symbol the most strongly associated with Russia.The first known appearance of the double-headed eagle in Russia dates to the late 15th century. Ivan III (ruled 1462-1505) made the black double-headed eagle an official emblem of the Russian state which featured as a design motif in the regalia of the Russian Imperial Court, until the fall of the monarchy in 1917. In 1992 the Russian Federation restored it to the state coat of arms. Official and personal coats of arms, stamps, coins, military flags and banners have all used the symbol.

The two-headed eagle is a symbol of the indivisibility of European and Asian Russia, united under one imperial crown: one crowned head looks to the West, and the other one - to the East.

Automatic mechanical KRB-03 caliber, designed and decorated by Kerbedanz, 120 hours power reserve, 28,800vph, 35 jewels

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18K white gold, 46mm. Designed, decorated and manufactured by Kerbedanz. Hand-engraved on its back with a depiction of Mount Rushmore. Water-resistant 5 atm. The crown is situated in the north-east, between 1 and 2 o’clock.

Massive white and rose gold, 3 layers dial. Special blue treatment with micro sculpture. Designed, manufactured and hand decorated by Kerbedanz.

Alligator mississippiensis with 18K white gold folding clasp with a special Kerbedanz design.

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