MODEL: АRКТIКА HERITAGE AUTOMATIC
CASE DIAMETER: 42 mm
WATER RESISTANCE: 3 ATM
CALIBRE: Vostok 2416
CASE: Stainless Steel
BRACELET: Leather Strap
MOVEMENT TYPE: Mechanical Automatic
WARRANTY: 1 year
DIAL COLOUR: Blue
LUMINOSITY: Luminous indexes and hands(Super-LumiNova)
For more than 60 years, watches from the Arctic Heritage Automatic collection have been constant companions of Russian polar explorers and travellers. Their reliability has been confirmed by the most severe trials and in the most challenging conditions. Today, we have made a reissue of this legendary product range available to you. This model’s design is austere but not boring. It will immediately catch your eye. The functional and comfortable black leather strap matches the navy-blue dial under the acrylic crystal and the shiny steel case. The contrasting hands and numbers on the 24-hour dial are perfectly legible in any light. The watch face also displays the date. The watch is equipped with a mechanical Vostok 2416 calibre with automatic winding. It lasts for 31 hours when fully wound.
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.