CASE DIAMETER:40 mm
WATER RESISTANCE:3 ATM
CASE:Titanium, Black PVD coating
MOVEMENT TYPE:Mechanical Manual Winding
LUMINOSITY:Luminous indexes and hands(Super-LumiNova)
On 12 April 1961, a Sturmanskie watch accompanied Yuri Gagarin on the first manned flight into space. To commemorate that momentous event, we now present the limited edition Gagarin Heritage collection – a range of watches worthy of the great hero. An all-black watch with red stitching on the strap, and luminous numbers and hands. The black titanium case is vacuum-plated, a process that makes it particularly durable. The dial is protected by a spherical mineral crystal. The watch is powered by a mechanical Poljot 2609 movement with shock protection and automatic winding. It can last for 38 hours when fully wound. An engraved image of the first cosmonaut on the back is a special feature of this model and shows it is part of the Gagarin Heritage collection.
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.