Russian Marine Chronometer
KIROVA made in the Moscow Watch Factory. Serial Number is 16026. The clock is housed in its traditional three section varnished wood case with full gimbal mounts. It has been freshly serviced and is in excellent working order.
A chronometer is an instrument for measuring time, especially one designed to keep accurate time in spite of motion or variations in temperature, humidity, and air pressure. Chronometers were first developed for marine navigation, being used in conjunction with astronomical observation to determine longitude.