Raketa “Seaman” sailing automatic watches

Petrodvorets Watch Factory is delighted to present the renewed Raketa “Seaman” watch model based on “Raketa — Avtomat” movement.

Historically, Petrodvorets Watch Factory supplied the Russian and Soviet Navy. Before and after the end of the Second World War the factory supplied factory with various instruments. Since the early 1950s Petrodvorets Watch Factory started producing the watches for one of the most important Russian fleets: Pacific and Baltic.

In 2018, producing limited edition Raketa “Seaman” model, the watchmakers used the unique technology of printing on “Raketa — Avtomat” movement which has no equal in watchmaking. The decor on the movement reflects its Russian character. Through its transparent caseback the real watch lovers can see the marine pattern from Soviet times.

Raketa “Seaman” wrist-watch with 24-hours dial is decorated with Marine cardinal buoys and crew rotations. Numbers from “0” to “9” and the word “RAKETA” refer to International marine signal flags that are used to send messages between the ships.

Ideal for sailing around the world, Raketa ”Seaman” would also be suitable in everyday use. This Russian watch comes in a limited edition of 100 pieces. You can buy it at “Raketa”
monobrand shops or purchase online with free worldwide delivery.

Founded by Peter the Great in 1721. Petrodvorets Watch Factory is the Russia’s oldest factory. The Factory is producing watches under the brand “Pobeda” (meaning Victory in English) since the End of World War II. In 1961 the brand “Raketa” was launched in honor of the first man’s flight into space.
Petrodvorets Watch Factory is one of the rare watch factories in the world that fully manufactures its own movements from A to Z, including hairspring and escapement.

“Sukhoi”, “Tupolev” and “Ilyushin” support Petrodvorets Watch Factory

Petrodvorets Watch Factory “Raketa” continues the tradition of collaborations with the leading Russian aviation enterprises.

“Sukhoi”, “Tupolev” supported the oldest manufacture in the country. Today Russian pilots wear Raketa “Tu-160” and “Sukhoi”. In 2018 Petrodvorets Watch Factory and “Ilyushin” produced a model based on the “Pobeda” watches: “Ilyushin” for Victory.

Collaboration with the aviation industry is an important direction for Petrodvorets Watch Factory. The history of collaboration goes back to the most difficult periods of the Great Patriotic War. At that time the factory employees in spite of blockade never stopped producing instruments for planes and military equipment.

After the war the factory has continued to carry out special orders for aviation industry. In 1961 Petrodvorets Watch Factory named its watches “Raketa” in honor of of the legendary flight of Yuri Gagarin.

Not only the history and unique “know-how” relates “Raketa” and Russian aviation industry, but also the opportunity to position itself as the native Russian brand. Petrodvorets Watch Factory is one of the rare watch factories in the world that fully manufactures its own movements from A to Z, including hairspring and escapement.

These watch models are available in the official “Raketa” shops in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and online.

“Raketa” watches landing in Ekaterinburg on the Cosmonautics Day

Petrodvorets Watch Factory “Raketa” is opening it’s 4th exclusive boutique. This time in Ekaterinburg’s historical center: Vainera street, 16A
After a successful opening on Moscow’s emblematic Tvreskaya street, in Saint Petersburg’s high-end “Pont Rouge” shopping center and on Paris’s prestigious place Vendome! Russia’s historical watch brand is arriving in the Ural’s capital.
Founded in 1721, Russia’s oldest factory, Petrodvorets Watch Factory “Raketa” is producing watches under the brand “Raketa” since 1961 in honor of Yuri Gagarin’s flight to space.
Watch Factory “Raketa” is one of the last remaining watch factories in the world producing its mechanical mouvements from A to Z.
Count Jacques von Polier, Raketa’s creative director will officially open the new Raketa shop on April 12th – the 57th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight.
-“Russian watch lovers want to see authentic russian brands in their shops and a good service. That is why we have decided to open our shops by ourselves. The future in luxury retail is a good combination of a controlled internet presence and reference brand shops.” sais Jacques Polier, Raketa’s creative director.
The new shop will also represent the historical watch brand “Pobeda” produced since 1945. “Pobeda” is the second exclusive brand produced by Petrodvorets Watch Factory.
The last few years, “Raketa” designers have been joined and supported by celebrities like Natalia Vodianova, Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, Prince Rostislav Romanov, film maker Emir Kusturica. The designs signed by these celebrities will also be presented in Ekaterinburg.

Raketa is in the legendary Au Pont Rouge in St. Petersburg

Now Raketa watches attract attention of the sophisticated visitors of the legendary department store “Au Pont Rouge”. The new models of Raketa are presented in separate showcases on the first floor. Raketa is the only watch brand in the renovated “Au Pont Rouge” boutique.

The history of the department store goes back to 1905, when the representatives of the board of the famous Belgian-Dutch trading company, which were the world suppliers of the ready-made women’s and men’s dresses, bought a corner house on the embankment of the Moika River, 73, and Gorokhovaya Street, 15. In the XX century Au Pont Rouge became the first many-storied shop in Russia.

Nowadays this building is an architectural monument of the federal importance and is under UNESCO protection. Recently, the interior has been reconstructed, after which the department store “Au Pont Rouge” was opened as the most fashionable and modern high-end boutique. Only the most popular brands are represented in the renovated boutique. The watch brand “Raketa” took its honored place on the first floor of the department store.

Brand store «Raketa» in Moscow on Tverskaya, 4.

The official brand store «Raketa» is located in the centre of Moscow, five minutes walk from Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin. It is the first official shop of Petrodvorets Watch Factory «Raketa». Here you can find the widest range of Russian watches «Raketa» ana «Pobeda».

Address: Tverskaya, 4
Metro stations: Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya, Ploshchad Revolyutsii
Оpen 7/7 from 10:00 to 22:00
Phone number: +7 929 592 85 32

You may also buy watches on our official online store with express delivery in Moscow and Russia: www.raketa-shop.com Raketa-shop.com customer support: +7 926 847 36 64, e-mail manager@raketa.com

Raketa “Sukhoi” for “SU-25” attack aircraft pilots

Raketa watch factory in collaboration with the Sukhoi company developed a new watch model “Sukhoi” for pilots of the attack aircraft “Su-25”. Vladimir Petrovich Babak is  Soviet and Russian aircraft designer and also the head of the research and production of the Sukhoi company. It was him which acted as a designer and developer of the new model. Raketa “Sukhoi”  is a long-awaited model with an improved mechanism, supplemented with calendar function. “Raketa” watch factory engineers managed to save the drawings of the mechanism with the “date function” and in collaboration with Sukhoi company team they have upgraded this mechanism. The date on the dial of the watch is placed in a quite unusual place, it is just below the number “0”. The case is equipped with a rotating titanic bezel and a sapphire glass. “Sukhoi” company is the only organization in Russia that performs the entire range of works on the development, production and repair of “Su-25” attack aircraft. Watch factory “Raketa” would like to thank Vladimir Babak and the research and development bureau of Sukhoi for helping to develop watches for fighter pilots. The Petrodvorets Watch Factory «Raketa», Russia’s oldest factory, was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. The Factory is producing watches under the brand «Pobeda» (Victory) since the End of World War II. In 1961 the brand «Raketa» was launched in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. 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 hairspring and escapement.

Russian astronaut Sergei Krikalev became a member of Raketa watch factory

Sergei Krikalev is a Russian astronaut. He is the world record holder for the total time, spent in space (803 days total) and twice hero of Russia. He joined the team of the watch factory “Raketa” for creating a special model for astronauts.

The history of the brand “Raketa” is inextricably linked with the cosmos since 1961. The flight of Yuri Gagarin became the greatest step in the history of the mankind. Since then, there have been many discoveries, but Russian cosmonautics is still ahead. Sergei Krikalev is the most famous cosmonaut of the modern age, he is respected and well-known all over the world. Sergey has never accepted to cooperate with brands before, since he believes that his success was due to the work of hundreds of people who prepared his flights into space.

Though, watch factory “Raketa” was an exception for him, as it really needed support.

Sergei Krikalev decided to support the Russian historical factory and took part in the development of the best watches for Russian cosmonauts. This watch contains everything what is necessary for a successful flight into space: 24 hours dial, self-winding system with independent manual winding, solar compass, titanium bezel. Raketa “Baikonur” model opens a new line of so called “cosmic watches”. This new model will be available not only for real cosmonauts, but also for those who dreamed of becoming a cosmonaut one day.

The Petrodvorets Watch Factory «Raketa», Russia’s oldest factory, was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. The Factory is producing watches under the brand «Pobeda» (Victory) since the End of World War II. In 1961 the brand «Raketa» was launched in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

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 hairspring and escapement.

New look of Raketa “Copernicus”

The watch factory “Raketa”, in cooperation with the cosmonaut, twice hero of the Soviet Union, Alexander Ivanchenkov, have launched a renewed model of the watch Raketa “Copernicus”. “Copernicus” is an iconic model, its design goes beyond the bounds of a of classical watch design and aspires into space. The first model of “Copernicus” was released in the early 80’s, at that times the artists were inspired by the cosmic themes. This legendary watch has become a real gem for most of the watch collectors and today it has obtained a new look. It features a dark blue watch dial resembling the night skies and hands in the shape of planets. Design of the dial displays the phenomena of the total solar eclipse. Only the true cosmonaut could describe the atmosphere of space. Alexander Ivanchenko was in space twice as an engineer of the space station “Soyuz” and travelled in the open space two times. The cosmonaut shared his experience with Raketa designers, so as the result new generation of Raketa “Copernicus” was launched. New “Copernicus” is already available at the best watch shops in Russia and soon will be presented at the watch boutique in Paris, at Place Vendome. The Petrodvorets Watch Factory «Raketa», Russia’s oldest factory, was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. The Factory is producing watches under the brand «Pobeda» (Victory) since the End of World War II. In 1961 the brand «Raketa» was launched in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. 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 hairspring and escapement.

Emir Kusturica designed the new Raketa watches in honor of 100th anniversary of Russian Avant-garde.

Emir Kusturica is worldwide famous  Serbian film maker. He has competed at the Cannes Film Festival on five occasions and won the Palme d’Or twice. Emir Kusturica is also famous for his musical career as a part of the music band called «The No Smoking Orchestra». Emir Kusturica teamed up with creative studio Raketa to create a new Raketa watches in honor of 100th anniversary of Russian Avant-garde.

The new model designed by Emir Kusturica is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Russian Avant-Garde. Emir Kusturica and Jacques von Polier were accompanied by Monica Bellucci while having the final meeting discussing the design of new watch model. The actress was delighted by the look of Avant-Garde model. “Amazing watch! The design is so Russian! I love it!” — she exclaimed.

The family of Kusturica has known Raketa for a long time. Recently, Dunya Kusturica ( the daughter of Emir Kusturica) during her trip to Moscow visited Raketa Creative Studio and brought the historical Raketa watch, the watch of her grandfather. This watch is priceless, because it is the only thing that had been saved after the war in Sarajevo.

The new model of Raketa watches designed by Emir Kusturica is dedicated to 100th anniversary of Russian Avant-garde. Russian Avant-garde is significantly important style for the whole contemporary art. Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich and Vladimir Mayakovsky are the founding fathers of Avant-garde art. All of them can be defined as founders of the contemporary art.

“Raketa-Avant-garde” is the new model of Petrodvorets watch factory with the bright design in the best traditions of Russian Avant-garde. The hands in the shape of circles and triangles are running on the dial. The energy for it is generated by the unique movement «Raketa — Avtomat». It is the first time in 30 years that Russia comes up with a new automatic self-winding movement.

The Petrodvorets Watch Factory «Raketa», Russia’s oldest factory, was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. The Factory is producing watches under the brand «Pobeda» (Victory) since the End of World War II. In 1961 the brand «Raketa» was launched in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

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 hairspring and escapement.