On 18th March in 1965, for the first time in history, a human being overcame the force of gravity and entered into an unknown matter – open space. It was the Russian cosmonaut Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov.
Further, in 1975, under his command the Russian spaceship Soyuz docked with the American spaceship Apollo, whose commander was T. Stafford. The new automatic watch Soyuz–Apollo of the brand Basilika is dedicated to this historical event.
The edition is limited to 500 pieces and manufactured by Poljot-V GmbH. Watch No. 1 of this series was given to Mr. Leonov as a gift during his visit to the town of Alzenau on September 30th, 2009.
A large logo pertaining to the Soyuz-Apollo mission, the edition number, a day-and-date as well as a world-time display are located on the dial of the robust stainless steel watch model. The watch is powered with Cal.2427 Slava mechanical automatic movement.
Movement: Mechanical automatic, cal.2427. Slava, refined, double barrel, 18000 A/h, 21 jewels, 42 h running reserve
Functions: Day & Date; hours, minutes, seconds from centre, world-timer
Case: stainless steel, Ø = 48 mm, h = 11 mm, sapphire glass, glass back, 5 atm