Raketa BIG ZERO Malevich Limited Edition

This limited edition wristwatch was created by the Raketa Watch Factory (Russia’s main watch factory) in collaboration with the State Tretyakov Gallery (Russia’s main museum of national art).

Raketa BIG ZERO Malevich Limited Edition

This radically abstract watch doesn’t follow the conventional rules of classic aesthetics. Exactly like the Russian Avant-Garde artist Kazimir Malevich did in 1915 when he painted the most abstract painting in the world: the Black Square.

Raketa BIG ZERO Malevich Limited Edition

According to Malevich, his painting symbolises a “Big Zero”: the end of the previous period of artistic evolution and the beginning of a radically new artistic reality, free of any kind of association with our physical world, where shapes freely float in an endless white space no longer subject to the rules of gravity. At the beginning most people hated this avant-garde painting. But, with time, it had a groundbreaking influence on modern art and became one of the most iconic paintings in the world.

Raketa BIG ZERO Malevich Limited Edition

The handcrafted dial is made in a mosaic of 3 different stones: black jade, white jade and violan. The natural “pattern” of each stone reminds the craquelures that appeared over the years on Malevich’s painting. This makes every watch absolutely unique.

Raketa BIG ZERO Malevich Limited Edition

The automatic movement is made at the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint-Petersburg. The logotypes of the Tretyakov Gallery and of Raketa are printed on the movement.

Raketa BIG ZERO Malevich Limited Edition

A Malevich quote is engraved in Russian on the case back of the watch: “… all the phenomena of the world are reduced to a big Zero – or Zero contains all the phenomena of the world.”

Raketa BIG ZERO Malevich Limited Edition

The Raketa Big Zero Malevich watch model is released in a limited edition of 300 pieces. It is available on the official online and offline stores of the Raketa Watch Factory and at the official store of the State Tretyakov Gallery.

Raketa BIG ZERO Malevich Limited Edition

Part of the proceeds will go to the State Tretyakov Gallery where the “Black Square” painting is exhibited.

Raketa BIG ZERO Malevich Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Raketa “Big Zero Malevich” watch

Movement
Calibre 2615
Functions: Automatic
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: Yes
Decoration: Hand-made Neva waves + Print

Case
Material: Stainless steel
Size: 38. 8 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Water resistance: 10 АТМ

Dial
Natural semi precious stones: black jade, white jade and violan

Strap
Material: Genuine leather
Width: 20 mm

Factory
Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Price
1,208 EUR (without VAT) with free delivery worldwide

Raketa “Tu Item 80” Limited Edition

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.

Raketa “Tu Item 80” Limited Edition

The watch successfully passed extreme tests and withstood the severest loads during flights on Russian “Tu” aircrafts.

Raketa “Tu Item 80” Limited Edition

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.

Raketa “Tu Item 80” Limited Edition

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.

Raketa “Tu Item 80” Limited Edition

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.

Raketa “Tu Item 80” Limited Edition watch movement Calibre 2624

Technical details

Model: Raketa “Tu Item 80”

Movement
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: Yes
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding: Yes

Decoration
Laser engraving

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

Strap
Material: Genuine leather
Width: 22 mm

Factory
Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Retail price
1,125 EUR (without VAT) with free delivery worldwide

Raketa “Leopard 24” Limited Edition

To produce this 24 hour automatic wristwatch for Russian submariners, the Raketa Watch Factory used original metal from the Russian submarine “Leopard” (Akula class). This exceptional watch was developed with the help of Captain Valery Dyakonov, who supervised the pre-launch stages of the Leopard, conducted its sea trials and was its first commander until 1996. He now lives in Saint-Petersburg next to Raketa.

Raketa “Leopard 24” Limited Edition

The Raketa Watch Factory is located in Saint-Petersburg, on the shores of the Baltic Sea, and it therefore always had a strong tradition of making watches for Soviet seamen and submariners.

Living underwater for many months, Soviet submarine crews needed a sturdy watch with a robust 24-hour movement to allow them to distinguish day from night. The Raketa “Leopard 24” watch model continues Raketa’s tradition of making such specialized 24 hour watches for submariners.

Raketa “Leopard 24” Limited Edition

“Akula” class nuclear powered submarines (their Soviet/Russian designation is “Shchuka-B”) first entered service in the Soviet Navy in 1984 and immediately positioned themselves as one of the most advanced submarines in the world in quietness and survivability. To this day these silent submarines still command respect in the oceans.

Raketa “Leopard 24” Limited Edition

Each Akula Class submarine has its own name: the metal used in the Raketa watch comes from the “Leopard K-328” submarine which took part in numerous operations around the globe. The metal was officially given to the Raketa Watch Factory by the shipyard that is currently conducting the overhaul and modernisation of the Leopard submarine (each watch is delivered with a certificate authenticating the origin of the metal). This metal comes from an exterior part of the Leopard’s hull.

Raketa “Leopard 24” Limited Edition

In addition to the bezel made from a metal part of the “Leopard” submarine, the Raketa “Leopard 24” model is also a submariner’s watch by design and functionality. Its hands replicate the design of the hands in the control panels of the submarine.

Ракета Подводник Леопард 24

The Leopard 24 watch is powered by a Raketa 24 hour automatic movement (Raketa 2624А caliber) that allows submariners to distinguish day from night during their long underwater missions. The dial and hands are luminescent to allow submariners to read the time in the dark.

Raketa “Leopard 24” Limited Edition automatic watch

6 lines (in red and grey colours) divide the perimeter of the dial into 6 quarters (4 hours each) allowing each crewmember to keep count of his watches/shifts in the submarine.

The automatic movement has a bi-directional rotor which doubles the winding-up efficiency of the watch (which is particularly useful in the cramped conditions of the submarine).

Raketa “Leopard 24” Limited Edition watch movement

The colours of the top of the watch (dial & top leather strap) and of the bottom (screws fixing the bridges of the movement, rotor and lining of the strap) are identical to the colours of the submarine’s hull: black for the top and red for the bottom.

Raketa “Leopard 24” Limited Edition

Every watch is delivered with a certificate authenticating the origin of the Leopard metal, with the official insignia of the Leopard submarine, with an additional rubber band and a branded spring bar tool to easily change the straps.

Raketa “Leopard 24” Limited Edition

The Raketa Leopard 24 watch is produced in a limited series of 300 pieces. Its price is 1,292 Euros (VAT not included).

Technical details

Model: Raketa “Leopard 24”

Factory
Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Movement
Raketa Calibre 2624A
Automatic with 24 hours display
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
Decoration: Hand-made Onega waves + red screws + red rotor with printing

Case and dial
Material: Stainless steel
Material of bezel: Stainless steel from the submarine Leopard K-328
Size: 44 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Crown: Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 АТМ
Hands: Superluminova
Dial: Superluminova

Strap
Material: Genuine leather + additional silicone strap included with watch
Width: 22 mm

Suggested retail price
1,292 EUR (without VAT) with free delivery worldwide

Raketa “Premier” Automatic watch

Designed by the star dancer of the Bolshoi, the Raketa “Premier” Automatic watch celebrates the glory of Russian ballet.

Raketa “Premier” Automatic watch

In Russian, the word “Premier” denotes the star dancer of a ballet, so with this “Premier” watch, the Raketa Watch Factory is paying homage to one of the world’s great ballets – the Russian ballet. For the conception of this watch, the “premier” dancer of the Bolshoi Theatre, Artem Ovtcharenko, was inspired by the elegant design of a Raketa model of the 1960’s.

Raketa “Premier” Automatic watch

The mother-of-pearl dial symbolises the splendour of the Russian ballet, the pride of Russian culture. The “heart” of the Premier watch stands out particularly: its automatic movement is entirely made in the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg.

Raketa “Premier” Automatic watch mother of pearl dial

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 2615 automatic
Number of jewels: 24
Testing positions: 4
Average rate (s/d): -10+20
Average running time (h): 40
Frequency/hour: 18000 vph / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding
Decoration: Hand-made Neva waves (rotor)

Case
Material: Stainless steel / PVD rose gold
Size: 40.5 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Water resistance: 5 АТМ

Dial
Mother-of-pear
Hands: Gold-plated hands with Superluminova

Strap/bracelet
Genuine leather / Stainless steel bracelet
Width: 20 mm

Raketa “Yalta” Automatic Watch

The Raketa “Yalta” Automatic watch was inspired by a famous design from the 1960s which pays homage to the post-1945 world order.

Raketa “Yalta” Automatic watch

Raketa’s “Yalta” model has remained in production for more than 50 years. Its dial is divided into three equal parts (unlike normal classic watch dials that are usually divided into “even” parts).

Raketa “Yalta” Automatic watch

This symbolises the 1945 “Yalta” conference where the three allied powers met in Yalta (Crimea) to lay down the basis of the new world order. More widely, this design harks back to the well known troïka (the figure “3”), the symbol of the Russian character and heart.

Raketa “Yalta” Automatic watch

The Russian “Raketa – Avtomat” automatic movement is entirely made at the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg and holds a prominent place in the watchmaking industry.

Raketa “Yalta” Automatic watch

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 2615 automatic
Number of jewels: 24
Testing positions: 4
Average rate (s/d): -10+20
Average running time (h): 40
Frequency/hour: 18000 vph / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding

Case
Material: Stainless steel / PVD rose gold
Size: 40. 5 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Water resistance: 5 АТМ

Dial
Sunray
Hands: Gold-plated hands with Superluminova

Strap/bracelet
Genuine leather / Stainless steel bracelet
Width: 22 mm

Raketa “Classic” Automatic Watch

This watch was originally designed in the 1970s – an elegant mechanical watch that has become a Raketa icon. During an official visit to Italy, journalists asked Mikhaïl Gorbachev what Perestroïka meant for the URSS. Gorbachev replied that Russia has embarked on an entirely new start, and using his hands to emphasise his point, he showed the figure “0” marked in place of “12” on his Raketa watch. From that date, the hour figures on Raketa watches start with 0 – one of Raketa’s trademarks.

Raketa “Classic” Automatic Watch

Now revived, the Raketa “Classic” attracts particular attention by its refined elegance: the figures and hands on the dial are gold plated; the case has a transparent back which enables one to admire its automatic movement – entirely made and decorated by the watchmakers of the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg.

Raketa “Classic” Automatic Watch caseback view

The Raketa Watch Factory is one of the rare factories in the world to produce all the components of its mechanical movement in-house, including the most complicated parts such as the hairspring and the balance wheel.

Raketa “Classic” Automatic Watch decorated movement

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 2615 automatic
Number of jewels: 24
Testing positions: 4
Average rate (s/d): -10+20
Average running time (h): 40
Frequency/hour: 18000 vph / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding
Decoration: Gold-plated Onega waves – Hand-made

Case
Material: Stainless steel
Size: 38.8 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Rotating bezel: No
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 10 АТМ

Dial
Guilloche dial with Superluminova
Hands: Gold-plated hands with Superluminova

Strap/bracelet
Genuine leather
Width: 20 mm

Raketa “Russian Code” Automatic Limited Edition

The limited edition (300 pieces) Raketa “Russian Code” watch offers a new evolution of time-reading – where time moves in harmony with the natural counterclockwise movement in our solar system: a special automatic movement makes all the hands move in a reverse direction around the dial.

Raketa “Russian Code” Automatic Limited Edition

You can also notice the moon, at the tip of the second hand, turning counterclockwise around the Earth exactly like it goes in reality.

Raketa “Russian Code” Automatic Limited Edition

This watch has a special movement entirely produced in the Raketa Watch Factory (in Saint Petersburg) which makes the hands turn counterclockwise (movement No. 2615R). If you wind-up the movement manually, it is necessary to turn the crown towards you (i.e. contrary to the usual direction). When you set the time, it is necessary to turn the hands counterclockwise.

Raketa “Russian Code” Automatic Limited Edition caseback view

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 2615R
Automatic with reverse direction of hands
Number of jewels: 24
Testing positions: 4
Average rate (s/d): -10+20
Average running time (h): 40
Frequency/hour: 18000 vph / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding
Decoration: Hand-made Neva waves (rotor) + Print

Case and dial
Stainless steel PVD rose gold & PVD black
Size: 40.5 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Hands: with Superluminova
Dial: with Superluminova

Strap/bracelet
Genuine leather
Width: 22 mm

Raketa “Copernicus” Automatic Watch

Inspired by the iconic soviet watch Copernicus, this watch pays homage to the science of astronomy.

The first Raketa “Copernicus” watch was launched in the early 1980s, and it is no coincidence that it bears the name of the famous astronomer. Its design is entirely inspired by Copernicus’ theory of the Universe, which led to a fundamental revolution in the science of the 16th century: the Sun lies at the centre of the system, and all the planets revolve around it (and not the other way round as had been thought up to then).

Raketa “Copernicus” Automatic Watch

The big circle (the minute hand) symbolises the Earth which rotates around the sun in 1 year, whereas the small circle (the hour hand) symbolises Jupiter which rotates around the sun in 12 years: indeed, the hour hand circles around the dial 12 times slower than the minute hand.

Raketa “Copernicus” Automatic Watch

The Russian engineers of the Raketa Watch Factory have fitted this watch with an automatic movement entirely designed and manufactured in Saint Petersburg.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 2615 automatic
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: Hand-made Neva waves (rotor)

Case
Material: Stainless steel / PVD black
Size: 40.5 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Water resistance: 5 АТМ

Strap/bracelet
Genuine leather / Stainless steel bracelet
Width: 22 mm

Raketa “Avant-garde” Automatic Watch (Designed by Emir Kusturica)

Created by Emir Kusturica, this automatic watch celebrates Russia’s avant-garde artistic movement.

Celebrated around the world, the Russian avant-garde artistic movement has influenced all of European’s culture. In the design of this stylish watch, the designers of the Raketa Watch Factory have perfectly captured the spirit of the Russian avant-garde.

Raketa “Avant-garde” Automatic Watch (Designed by Emir Kusturica)

 

This watch attracts attention by its minimalism and its expressive lines, like the pictures of Malevitch, Kandinsky and other talented Russian avant-garde artists.

Raketa “Avant-garde” Automatic Watch (Designed by Emir Kusturica)

The round and triangular hands of this watch are typical images of avant-garde art. Their progress round the dial is assured by the automatic movement which is entirely made in the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg.

Raketa “Avant-garde” Automatic Watch (Designed by Emir Kusturica)

Technical details

Model: Raketa “Avant-garde”
Factory: Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Movement
Calibre 2615 automatic
Number of jewels: 24
Testing positions: 4
Average rate (s/d): -10+20
Average running time (h): 40
Frequency/hour: 18.000 vph / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding
Decoration: Hand-made Neva waves (rotor)

Case
Stainless steel / PVD black
Size: 40,5 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Water resistance: 5 АТМ

Strap/bracelet
Genuine leather / Stainless steel bracelet
Width: 20 mm

Raketa “Submariner” Automatic Watch

This 24-hour watch is inspired by a soviet model designed for use by Russian submarine crews.

Raketa “Submariner” Automatic Watch

Located near the Saint Petersburg naval bases, the Raketa Watch Factory has often produced watches for submarine crews, and continues to do so to this day. Its 24-hour dial, protected by a sapphire glass, enables submariners to distinguish between night and day deep under the sea.

Raketa “Submariner” Automatic Watch

The luminous paint on the hands and figures enables the wearer to read the time in the darkness of a submarine, and the watch is water-resistant to a level of 20 ATM (equivalent to the pressure under 200 metres of water).

Raketa “Submariner” Automatic Watch

The engine of this watch, the “Raketa – Avtomat” automatic movement, is entirely produced at the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg.

Raketa “Submariner” Automatic Watch

Technical details

Model: Raketa “Submariner” Automatic Watch
Factory: Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Movement
Calibre No. 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 vph / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding
Decoration: Laser engraving

Case
Stainless steel
Size: 43 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 АТМ

Dial
Sunray dial with Superluminova
Hands: Superluminova

Strap/bracelet
Genuine leather / Silicone
Width: 22 mm

Raketa “Amphibia” Automatic Diving Watch

This automatic watch for divers is inspired by a Raketa diver watch design from the 1970s.

Located beside the naval bases of Saint Petersburg, the Raketa Watch Factory has been making watches for the Russian navy and Russian divers for a long time.

Raketa “Amphibia” Automatic Diving Watch

The Raketa “Amphibia” watch was conceived on the basis of mythical soviet Raketa diver model from the 1970s. The watchmakers of the Raketa Watch Factory have now perfected this diver’s watch.

Raketa “Amphibia” Automatic Diving Watch 400 meters

The case is in stainless steel; the hands and the figures on the dial have luminous paint, and are protected by a sapphire glass. The maximum permissible depth is 400 metres (40 ATM).

Raketa “Amphibia” Automatic Diving Watch 400 meters

A scale on the rotating ceramic bezel marked in 15 minutes intervals enables the diver to control the level of oxygen in his bottle. The special screw-in crown prevents the diver from accidentally opening it underwater.

Raketa “Amphibia” Automatic Diving Watch caseback view

The engine of the Raketa “Amphibia” watch is a Russian automatic movement made in-house by the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg.

Technical details

Model: Raketa “Amphibia”
Factory: Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Movement
Calibre 2615 automatic
Number of jewels: 24
Testing positions: 4
Average rate (s/d): -10+20
Average running time (h): 40
Frequency: 18.000 vph / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding
Decoration: Hand-made Onega waves (rotor)

Case and dial
Stainless steel / PVD black
Size: 43 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Rotating bezel: Stainless steel PVD black
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 40 АТМ
Hands: With Superluminova
Dial: With Superluminova

Strap/bracelet
Genuine leather / Silicone / Stainless steel bracelet
Additional textile NATO strap included with watch
Width: 22 mm

Raketa “Seaman” Automatic Watch

The Raketa “Seaman” is a limited series of Russian automatic watches dedicated to all the people that love the sea.

Located beside the naval bases of Saint Petersburg, the Raketa Watch Factory has been making watches for the Russian navy for a long time.

Raketa Seaman Automatic watch

The dial of the case indicates the maritime cardinal marks that serve to flag up danger zones, along with the names of the “naval watches” during which Russian sailors are on duty on board the ship. The word “Raketa” and the figures “0” to “9” are drawn with the flags of the “naval alphabet” used for transmitting messages between ships.

The 24 hour dial enables the wearer to use the watch as a solar compass (by pointing the hour hand towards the sun), which is useful if the ship’s electronic compass ceases to work.

Raketa Seaman Automatic watch

The watch’s case can resist pressure up to 20 ATM (equivalent to 200 metres below the surface), which makes it completely waterproof.

The ultra-reliable “Raketa – Avtomat” automatic movement is entirely produced by the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg and is painted with a drawing taken from the soviet archives.

Raketa Seaman Automatic watch

Technical details

Model: Raketa “Seaman”
Factory: Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Movement
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: 18.000 vph / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding
Decoration: Print

Case
Stainless steel
Size: 44 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 АТМ
Hands: With Superluminova
Dial: With Superluminova

Strap/bracelet
Genuine leather / Stainless steel bracelet
Width: 22 mm

Raketa “Polar” Automatic Watch

This 24-hour automatic watch is inspired by a soviet model specially designed for polar explorers.

The Raketa Polar watch is inspired by the iconic Raketa model that was specially made in 1970 for Soviet polar explorers working in the extreme Antarctic conditions. The dial was specially divided into 24 hours so that the wearer could always tell the exact time even beyond the polar circle, where there is no distinction between day and night.

This new model is even better: the dial is protected by an ultra-resistant sapphire glass; the luminous paint on the hands and figures enables the wearer to tell the time in the total darkness of the polar winter; and the case can resist a pressure of 20 ATM (equal to the pressure under 200 metres of water).

Raketa “Polar” Automatic Watch

The Russian engineers of the Raketa Watch Factory have fitted this model with an automatic movement that they have entirely designed and produced in Saint Petersburg. The decoration of the movement reminds you of the polar (northern) lights that can be seen in the polar sky.

caseback of Raketa “Polar” Automatic Watch

The Raketa Polar watch has been officially certified by the Russian Federal Agency for Technical Regulation & Metrology to comply with all the requirements necessary to survive in the harsh polar environment (every watch is delivered with its own individual certificate).

Technical details

Movement
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: 18.000 vph / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding
Decoration: Hand-made Polar lights + Print

Case
Stainless steel
Size: 44 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Rotating bezel
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 АТМ

Dial
Sunray dial with Superluminova
Hands: With Superluminova

Strap/bracelet
Genuine leather / Stainless steel bracelet
Width: 22 mm

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)

Movement
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

Raketa “Sukhoi” Automatic Watch

The Raketa “Sukhoi” is an automatic pilot’s watch with a date function, developed in collaboration with the Sukhoi design bureau.

Raketa “Sukhoi” Automatic Watch
The leading Russian aircraft company “Sukhoi” turned to the Raketa Watch Factory watchmakers to design a watch for the pilots of the Russian Su-25 jet fighter. The result of this collaboration was the Raketa “Sukhoi” watch which can resist the extreme forces experienced in flight aboard the legendary Su-25.

Raketa “Sukhoi” Automatic Watch

The watchmakers positioned the date on the dial in a very ingenious manner: the window indicating the date is located inside the famous 0 – the distinctive mark of Raketa watches.

Raketa “Sukhoi” Automatic Watch

The stainless steel case of the watch has a rotating bezel, and a scratch-resistant sapphire glass.

Raketa “Sukhoi” Automatic WatchThe “Raketa – Avtomat” automatic movement, one of the most reliable in the world, is produced entirely in the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg.

Raketa “Sukhoi” Automatic Watch

Technical details

Model: Raketa “Sukhoi”
Factory: Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Movement
Calibre 2616
Functions: Automatic with date
Number of jewels: 27
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
Decoration: Laser engraving

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

Raketa ”Baikonur” Automatic Watch

The Raketa ‘‘Baikonur’’ is a specialized watch for cosmonauts designed in collaboration with the cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev.

Raketa ''Baikonur'' Automatic Watch

Sergei Krikalev holds one of the records for the number of stays in the international space station (6 stays) and for the total length of time spent in orbit (803 days). He has received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of the Russian Federation. He thus knows more than anyone else about the ideal watch for a cosmonaut.

Raketa ''Baikonur'' Automatic Watch

When Raketa ”Baikonur” is used in the space station, the automatic winding will not work in the absence of gravity, and the cosmonaut will therefore need to wind it up by hand using the manual winding function. This function includes a very special system that disengages the wheels of the automatic winding mechanism to avoid their premature use while the watch is in space.

Raketa ''Baikonur'' Automatic Watch

The 24 hour dial enables the wearer to tell night from day in the space station and can also serve as a solar compass by pointing the hour hand towards the sun. This is useful if the “Soyuz” space-craft should fail to land at the right spot in the taiga and its electronic compass ceases to function (as has actually already happened).

Raketa ''Baikonur'' Automatic Watch

A very reliable Russian automatic mechanism entirely produced at the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg, is fitted into the steel case with a titanium bezel.

Raketa ''Baikonur'' Automatic Watch movement Calibre 2624A

Technical details

Model: Raketa “Baïkonour”
Factory: “Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Movement
Calibre 2624A
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, dial and bracelet
Stainless steel case
Size: 43 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Rotating bezel: Titanium
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 АТМ
Hands: With Superluminova
Dial: With Superluminova
Genuine leather / Silicone / Stainless steel bracelet
Width: 22 mm

RAKETA

Raketa is one of the most popular watch brands in Russia. The Raketa watches are manufactured by the Petrodvorets Watch Factory, Russia’s oldest watch factory. One of the oldest watch making companies in the world, the Petrodvorets Watch Factory was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. The Factory started producing wrist watches under the brand “Pobeda” (Victory) since the End of World War II and since 1961 under the brand “Raketa” in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

Origins
The Petrodvorets Watch watch company’s origins trace back to 1721 when Peter the Great founded the Lapidary factory in Peterhof. It was the first specialized stone workshop in Russia and its craftsmen contributed their skills in the construction of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage, and the fountains of St. Petersburg. At the end of the XIX century the Peterhof factory began the production of pocket watches.

After the October Revolution of 1917 the Peterhof Lapidary Factory became the first Russian factory specialized in the production of technical stones for the precise instrument-making industry.  In 1930 the factory was renamed as the First state factory of precision technical stones (ТТК-№ 1) and began producing stones for the watch-making industry in the USSR.

In the 1940s, the factory started producing watches. During the Second World War, a major part of the building of the factory was destroyed yet Workers continued their work with limited resources despite daily bombardments. After the Second World War the factory started producing watches under the brands ‘Zvezda’ and ‘Pobeda’.Soon the factory started producing new generation mechanical watch movements including world renowned “Raketa 2609 НА movement. During this time, Russian watches were exported to 38 countries.

In the 80’s the factory expanded and became one of the most successful enterprises in the USSR. It used to produce 4.5 million items annually with a work force of 8000 people.

After the Perestroika (a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s) and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the factory had to rebuild completely the infrastructure. The factory turned out to be unadapted to the new economical environment, and the watch production drastically decreased.  However, the factory workers managed to keep the production going and saved its unique equipment. Watches were produced by special orders. Among their regular clients were military and state bodies that helped the factory to survive until 2009.

Re-organization of the Brand
To renew the legacy of Russia’s oldest watch factory, an investment fund was founded by Russian and foreign investors in 2009 and the reorganization of the factory started with the help of Russian and Swiss engineers including ex-director of the hair-spring and escapement department of “Rolex”, Jean-Claude Quenet.

In 2010, Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich Romanov, a member of the House of Romanov, the former ruling Russian Imperial dynasty, was appointed as a Director of the Board of Petrodvorets Watch Factory, founded by his ancestor Peter the Great. He is also advisor to the factory’s Creative department. In the same year, Russian top model Natalia Vodianova joined the Petrodvorets Watch Factory team. In August 2010, the factory opened Petrodvorets watchmaker school, presently it is the only specialized horology institution in Russia.

“Raketa” created the new collection in March 2011 under the direction of Creative Director Jacques von Count Polier and David Henderson Stewart. After a few months Petrodvorets Watch Factory participated in the international exhibition Baselworld.

In 2013, Prince Rostislav Romanov created a special limited edition of Raketa watches in honor of the anniversary year of the royal house of the Romanov and Natalia Vodianova designed a new model of Raketa watch which is equipped with the new Raketa Avtomat mechanism.

In 2014, Raketa launched its new movement “Raketa Avtomat”, one of the most reliable movements in the world. The popular watch models equipped with this movement are Raketa “Petrodvorets Classic”, Raketa “Zvezda”, Raketa “Polar” and Raketa “Amphibia”.

Raketa Classic Avtomat

In 2015, the Petrodvorets Watch Factory launched an exclusive watch line offering the engraving of customer’s name and special messages on the dial.

Presently the brand’s operations are spread out at two locations: the Petrodvorets Watch Factory in Petergof and the Raketa Creative Studio in Moscow. Today, Petrodvorets Watch Factory is one of the rare watch factories in the world that fully manufactures its own movements from A to Z, including hairspring and escapement.

Monuments
In its 290 years of history, the Petrodvorets Watch factory has created numerous national symbols in Russia, such as precious stones for the court of the Russian Empire, for the House of Fabergé, ruby stars of the Moscow Kremlin, marble for Lenin`s Mausoleum, marble works for St.Isaac`s Cathedral, for the Malachite room. In 2014, the Petrodvorets Watch Factory was chosen to realise the biggest mechanical clock movement in the world in Dietskii Mir on Lubyanka. Today, some of the beautiful objects created by the Petrodvorets Factory can be discovered in the world’s most famous museums such as the Louvre, Versailles, Hermitage, Sanssouci and others.

Official website: http://www.raketa.com/