Raketa “Tu-160 Pilot” Automatic Watch

The Raketa “Tu-160 Pilot” is an Automatic Wristwatch for Russian pilots conceived in collaboration with Tupolev Tu-160 aircraft engineers.

Like the Russian supersonic Tu-160 aircraft (nicknamed the White Swan), the Tu-160 Pilot watch is distinguished by its sober design and its total reliability. The 24 hour dial enables fighter pilots to read the time when it is difficult for them to distinguish day from night as can be the case during flights at high altitude over 50,000 feet or beyond the arctic circle.

Raketa “Tu-160 Pilot” Automatic Watch

The shock protection of the balance wheel protects the mechanism from shocks and vibrations. The key features of the dial have luminous paint which ensures that they remain perfectly visible during night flights and are protected by an ultra-strong sapphire glass.

Raketa “Tu-160 Pilot” Automatic Watch

The watch can resist pressure of 20 ATM (equivalent to submersion to a depth of 200 metres).

The ultra-reliable “Raketa – Avtomat” automatic movement is one of the most reliable in the world and is entirely produced by the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg.

Raketa “Tu-160 Pilot” Automatic Watch caseback view

Technical details

Model: PILOT Tu-160
Factory: Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Calibre 2624
Automatic with 24 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Testing positions: 4
Average rate (s/d): -10+20
Average running time (h): 40
Frequency/hour: 18.000 / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding
Decoration: Laser engraving

Case, dial and strap
Stainless steel case
Size: 43х11 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 АТМ
Hands: With Superluminova
Dial: Sunray with Superluminova
Strap/bracelet: Genuine leather
Width: 22 mm