MODEL:OPEN SPACE CHRONOGRAPH HERITAGE
CASE DIAMETER:40 mm
WATER RESISTANCE:5 ATM
MOVEMENT TYPE:Manual Winding Chronograph
LUMINOSITY:Luminous indexes and hands(Super-LumiNova)
Open Space Chronograph Heritage is a line of cushion-shaped watches with silver-blue dials that used to be called Ocean (Product 731). Later, the factory began to produce a modified series for the Air Force flight personnel called Sturmanskie with a time zone indicator. Given that watches with that movement were intended for the needs of the army and navy, they were made in limited quantities. This mechanical watch chronograph is powered by a reliable hand-wound Poljot 3133 calibre of Soviet design with a power reserve to last 42 hours (37 hours with the stopwatch on). The dial with applied indices has a stopwatch subdial, a telemeter scale, and a date indicator. The markers and hands are luminous, which makes the piece easy to use in low light. The convex mineral crystal reliably protects the watch from damage. The colour scheme of the model is incredibly stylish.
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.