The Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin launched the biggest movement in the world at opening of «The central Children’s Shop on Lubyanka»!
The biggest movement in the world has been made at the oldest Russian Watch Factory «Raketa».
Development and installation of the monumental clock was carried out in record 6 months by the group of Raketa engineers under the supervision of Jacques von Polier.
The unique clock weighs 4,5 tons and consists of 5 thousand details made of gold-plated steel, aluminum, and titan . The operating clockwork reaches the size of 6 by 7 meters and consists of 21 gears, a 4-meter balance anchor wheel and a 13-meter pendulum with a 3 meter diameter. The specular surface of a pendulum works as an aspherical mirror, creating optical effect. The main mechanism is fixed at the level of the fifth floor.
The time of the «The central Children’s shop on Lubyanka» clock will be regulated by the planetary mechanism and corrected by the innovative electronic device, and the horizontal pendulum will automatically set the mechanism going.
«The unique monumental clock will become a new tourist sights of Moscow and the main decoration of the revived «Central Children’s Store on Lubyanka». We are sure that the design of the clock will draw both children and adults’ attention. Besides the clock there will be many other surprises in the «training entertainment» format which we will tell you about in the next few days» – Sergey Kalinin, the president of «Gals-Development» noted.
The biggest mechanical clock in the world in CCS on Lubyanka will become one of the world’s top five mechanical clocks, such as Big Ben, the Kremlin chiming clock, the Prague tower clock and the clock in Ganzhou and will be one of the brightest sights of Moscow.
Shops, where you can find new “Pobeda” collection:
Imperiya Chasov — Sadovaya — Spasskaya st., 12/23, 2
de bon ton — st. Yartsevskaya 19
STATUS — 27, Liteyniy prospect.
STATUS — 60, Grand Avenue P.
ALL TIME -«Kuptsa Yakovleva» mall, 38 Sadovaya str., 2 floor.
BABOCHKA — 36, Nevskiy prospect.
Imperia Chasov — 23, Bolshja Sadovaja str.
Akademiya Vremeny — 131/14, Respublicy st.
35 Traktornaya str.
The Petrodvorets Watch Factory releases a new model “Raketa-Amphibia” specially for extreme diving under ice. Design is based on the watch model from 1972, but it has been significantly changed since then.
Technically “Amphibia” corresponds to all the parameters: steel case, sapphire glass, 400 meters of diving depth. The screw down crown has a special lateral protection and a screw-thread, so it may be used in gloves even under water.
The model has a graduated rotated bezel to note time while diving. Bezel warns the diver about air volume left and reminds the need to return to the surface.
“Amphibia” is based on the “Raketa-Avtomat” mechanism, one of the most reliable watch mechanisms in the world. It is the first in 30 years Russian automatic self-winding movement. By some criteria this new mechanism has advantage of the calibres by certain well-known Swiss companies.
“Amphibia” poster was created by Sergey Tatarskikh (www.sergeitatarskikh.com), a famous photographer from St. Petersburg. The photo was taken in hte severe conditions of the Leningrad region. The man on the poster is a known professional diver Konstantin Belousov.
The Petrodvorets Watch Factory, Russia’s oldest factory, was founded by Peter I in 1721. Today ”Raketa” is the manufactory, one in Russia and rare in the world, which produces its own watch mechanisms from A to Z, including hairspring and escapement. Since 1961 watches “Raketa” in the name of Yuri Gagarin’ first space flight were released by the Factory.
The new “Raketa-Amphibia” is already on sale!
The Petrodvorets Watch Factory launched new collection under its historical brand «Pobeda» in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory (in russian: “Pobeda”) in World War II.
“Pobeda” watches have been produced since 1945. The brand was launched in April 1945 by order of the Kremlin. The Soviet watchmakers had to create watches symbolising the heroism of Russian soldiers who fought Nazi Germany.
The first “Pobeda” wristwatches were extremely popular and successful. Until the 60-s, “Pobeda” was the most produced watch model in the world. Politicians, military figures, artists wore “Pobeda” watches.
The brand “Pobeda” is of a great importance for Petrodvorets Watch Factory and its employees. During the time of the Second World war, the factory was in the center of the major historical events. In spite of blockade the factory employees never stopped producing instruments for planes and military equipment. The factory lost the majority of its employees on the front line and inside Leningrad blockade territory.
New “Pobeda” is based on its historical design from 1945.
Petrodvorets Watch Factory is an official owner of brand “Pobeda”.
All models have their unic design, but based on the original models.
Designers worked on a new “Pobeda” collection really hard to make it fresh and bright.
The Petrodvorets Watch Factory was founded by Peter the Great in 1721, It is producing watches under the brand «Pobeda» (Victory) since 1945, and «Raketa» since 1961 in honor of Yuri Gagarin.
«Raketa» is one of the rare watch factories in the World producing its own watch movements from A to Z, including hair-spring and escapement.
Shops, where you can find new “Pobeda” collection:
Raketa starts selling long-awaited model «Zvezda» by supermodel Natalia Vodianova, based on the unique mechanism «Raketa-Avtomat».
Quartz version of this model was very popular so the designers of Petrodvorets Watch Factory transformed its design and movement.
“Raketa-Zvezda” represents the spirit of a modern woman. The unique combination of a large dial made of mother-of-pearl with swarovski crystals presents a real jewerly masterpiece. The large dial looks very nice on a woman wrist.
The case is made of goldenplated stainless steel. Watch cover is transparent, and you can see the decorate movement there. You can choose a model with genuine leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.
Natalia Vodianovawas inspired by the soviet design and particularly by the model called “Cities”.
Based on the movement «Raketa Avtomat», one of the world’s most reliable watch movements, this automatic watch is elegant and fashionable.
It is the first time in 30 years that Russia comes up with a new automatic self-winding movement. The mechanism was improved with the help of ex-director of Rolex.
Due to this, “Raketa-Avtomat” ranges among the best movements in the world.
The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is one of the rare watch factories in the world that fully manufactures its own movements from A to Z including hair spring and escapement.
Shops where you can find «Raketa-Zvezda»:
Official online-shop www.raketashop.com