A simple thing becomes extraordinary in the hands of a genius. After Yuri Gagarin’s legendary flight, his simple Sturmanskie watch became the dream of millions. Today we bring it back to life with the Gagarin Classic Automatic collection. This model attracts the eye with its noble and discreet beauty. The navy-blue watch face and strap create a harmonious ensemble with the steel case. The minimalist indices and hands look good in any light settings as they are painted with luminous paint. In addition to the time, the watch also displays the current date. The Japanese 9015 Miyota movement used in this piece has shock protection, and a power reserve to last 42 hours, high accuracy (deviation no more than -10/+30 seconds per day). The dial is covered with a mineral convex crystal, and the case is water resistant to 5 ATM.
The Russians were the first to explore space on 12 April 1961 when cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, orbited the Earth in his Vostok-1 for one hour and forty-eight minutes. On his wrist, he wore a Sturmanskie watch, the first special timepiece in the world designed and manufactured to go in to space.
Withstanding the severe conditions of zero gravity, strong accelerations, unpredictable vibrations, and varying temperatures, Sturmanskie was the first brand to make astronomical feats in the watch world.
Its innovation was owed to the nautical and aviation chronometers originally developed for the Military Air Forces and Navy by the First Moscow Watch Factory.
The brand Sturmanskie was first launched in 1949. Back then, it was exclusively available for the Armed Forces and Navy of the USSR. It was only in 1983 that Sturmanskie watches were made available to the general public.
Sturmanskie designs continue to be inspired by and pay homage to new frontiers, adventure and exploration.
- Size: 40mm
- Case: Stainless steel case, mineral spherical glass. The back cover with glass
- Dial: Black spherical guilloched with arched overhead indices
- Movement: 9015 Miyota, mechanical with automatic winding, made in Japan
- Strap: black, leather with buckle in stainless steel
- Water Resistance: 5 ATM
- Warranty: 1 year