Specialized watch for cosmonauts developed with the cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev.
Sergei Krikalev is certainly one of the cosmonauts who contributed the most to the space conquest. He holds one of the records for the number of stays in space (6 stays) and for the total aggregate time spent in space (803 days – nearly 2,5 years). Sergei Krikalev actually broke so many records in space that he is nicknamed in Russia the “Record Man”! He thus knows better than anyone else what kind of watch is needed by cosmonauts.
The Raketa automatic movement, entirely produced at the Raketa Watch Factory (in Saint-Petersburg), has a beautifully printed decoration that you can see through the open case back: a cosmonaut flies around celestial constellations and the famous words pronounced by Gagirin (when he flew to space) is printed in Russian on the oscillating weight – meaning en English “Let’s go!”.
Model: BAIKONUR 0247
Functions: 24 hours, Minutes, Seconds
Material: Stainless steel
Caseback: Mineral Glass
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Power Reserve: 40 Hours
Water Resistance: 20 ATM
Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
Manufactured: Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)
WHY WE LOVE IT
If it Is good enough for cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, then it's good enough for us! This watch displays 24 hour time instead of the usual 12, on a beautiful blue dial framed by a black titanium bezel.