The Raketa Watch Factory has designed and manufactured new mechanical watches exclusively for Tupolev aircraft pilots. This edition is limited to 200 watches and codenamed Raketa “Tu Item 80”, with the first 50 watches dedicated to Tupolev pilots.
The watch successfully passed extreme tests and withstood the severest loads during flights on Russian “Tu” aircrafts.
The 24-hour dial of the watch helps to know the correct time while flying about 15 hours at stratospheric altitudes where the Earth’s curvature makes it difficult to differentiate day from night.
The key features of the dial have luminous paint, which ensures luminosity in the dark, and are protected by an ultra-strong sapphire glass. The watch can resist pressures of up to 20 ATM.
The watch houses Calibre 2624, a 24-jewel self-winding movement with 40 hours power reserve. Produced by the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg, the “Raketa – Avtomat” automatic movement is one of the most reliable mechanisms in the world.
Model: Raketa “Tu Item 80”
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: Yes
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding: Yes
Case and dial
Material: Stainless steel
Diameter: 44 mm
Lenght (lug to lug): 50.4 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Crown: Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 АТМ
Dial and hands with Superluminova
Material: Genuine leather
Width: 22 mm
Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)
1,125 EUR (without VAT) with free delivery worldwide