MODEL:GAGARIN CLASSIC AUTOMATIC
CASE DIAMETER:40 mm
WATER RESISTANCE:5 ATM
CASE:Stainless steel with rose gold PVD
MOVEMENT TYPE:Mechanical Automatic
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 people in Soviet Union. Today we bring it to life with the Gagarin Classic Automatic collection. Three classic colours have been used in the design of this watch: silver dial, brown leather strap with classic buckle, and a steel golden PVD case. Gold pointed hour indices, thin hands, a miniature window displaying the date, and a small Sturmanskie logo is all we see on the dial. The case is smooth and simple in shape. The strap looks distinctive due to the reptile skin imitation. The timepiece is powered by a reliable, precise and durable self-winding 9015 automatic movement (power reserve 42 hours) that can be seen through the transparent back cover.
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.