MODEL:OPEN SPACE CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC
CASE DIAMETER:44 mm
WATER RESISTANCE:5 ATM
CALIBRE:NE88 Automatic Chronograph
MOVEMENT TYPE:Automatic Chronograph
DIAL COLOUR:Dark Blue
History is written by those who can overcome fear and reach beyond the boundaries of what’s possible for the sake of great discoveries. It is for such people that we have created our limited edition Open Space Chronograph Automatic watch collection. The prototype for the entire product line is cosmonaut Alexei Leonov’s watch he was wearing during his spacewalk, the first such endeavor in the history of humanity. A dressy timepiece in cosmic navy blue on a leather strap. The watch functions as a chronometer. The dial, protected by a sapphire anti-reflection crystal, has standard luminous indices to tell the time as well as a calendar disc, a stopwatch, a tachymeter and a telemeter. The rear part of the steel case is transparent. Under it, you can see the Japanese mechanical Seiko NE88 calibre with a 42-hour power reserve. The winding crown is a fluted button, which makes it especially convenient.
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.