Watch dedicated to the 700 anniversary of Vilnius city – a capital of Lithuania. The design was created in accordance to the legend of the Vilnius city establishment and image of the ,,Iron Wolf” with mechanical ,,heart” inside.
Geležinis Vilkas (the Iron Wolf) a mythical character from a medieval legend of the founding of Vilnius – the capital city of the old Grand Duchy of Lithuania and modern Republic of Lithuania.
According to the legend, Grand Duke Gediminas (ca. 1275 – 1341) was hunting in the sacred forest where Vilnia River flows into the Neris River. After the hunt, the Grand Duke fell asleep and dreamed of a huge Iron Wolf standing on top a hill and howling as strong and loud as a hundred wolves. In the morning the Grand Duke asked his pagan priest to interpret the dream.
”What is destined for the ruler and the State of Lithuania, is thus: the Iron Wolf represents a castle and a city which will be established by you on this site. This city will be the capital of the Lithuania lands and the dwelling of their rulers, and the glory of their deeds shall echo throughout the world.” – the priest told him.
Gediminas obeying the will of goods, established the city named Vilnius – from the stream of the Vilnia river.
– Stainless steel watch case with shifted black crown and solid bracelet with ”rivets” and solid buckle with double lock made in style of medieval armors.
– The watch dial has indexes is shape of wolf’s fangs and contour of Tower of the Gediminas Castle at 6H.
– A luminors image of the Iron Wolf appears on the crystal in the dark near the Tower which Wolf is defending within last 7 centuries.
Size: Ø 43mm x 15.5mm
Movement: NH72 Automatic