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SONAR 0317

BHD 790.000

Experience the world of submariners!

Located in Saint-Petersburg on the shores of the Baltic sea, the Raketa Watch Factory has always had a strong tradition of making watches for Soviet submariners.

The back of the watch reveals the beautifully decorated 24-hour automatic movement which is entirely produced by the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint-Petersburg.

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The Raketa “Sonar” model continues this tradition. It is a submariner’s watch by design and functionality:

Its hands are inspired by the design of the hands in Soviet submarines’ control panels;

These hands are powered by a Raketa 24 hour automatic movement (Raketa 2624А calibre) 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:

6 lines (in red and blue 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).


MANUFACTURE Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg) MOVEMENT Сalibre 2624A Functions 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 Hand-made Neva waves + Turquoise colour rotor + Print CASE Material Stainless steel Size 44 mm Back glass Mineral Crown Screwed-in crown Water resistance 20 ATM Hands Superluminova Dial Superluminova Case thickness 14.25 mm Length (lug to lug) 50.4 mm STRAP Material Silicone Width 22 mm Quick release pin Yes