History

The Petrodvorets Watch Factory “Raketa”, Russia’s oldest factory, was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. After the World War II the Factory manufactures watches under the brand “Pobeda”. Since 1961, the factory is producing watches under the brand “Raketa” in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is actually proud of its unique production, it is one of the rarest manufactures, producing own watch mechanisms from A to Z, including hair spring and balance.

1721

Peter the great founded the Imperial Peterhof Factory.

1762

The Factory produces precious stones for the court of the Russian Empire.

1871

The Factory produces the marble works for St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Peterhof’s fountains.

1895

The Factory produces the watches Talberg.

1934

The Factory produces Kremlin’s ruby stars.

1941

1945

The factory was evacuated to the Urals. Production of components for military equipment.

1945

The watch brand «Pobeda» was created by order of the Kremlin in April 1945

1961

The watch, produced in the Factory, was the first to travel into cosmos. The factory is producing watches under the brand «Raketa» in honor of the Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

1967

Grand Prix World Exhibition «Expo-67» in Montreal.

1971

Order of the Red Banner of Labour.

1980

Watches for the Summer Olympic Games of Moscow.

2009

The beginning of the Factory’s reorganization.

2010

Swiss engineers joined Russian production team.

2013

Natalia Vodianova creates «Raketa» for women.

2014

It’s the first time in 30 years the Russia comes up with a new automatic self-winding movement.

2015

«Raketa» produces the biggest watch movement in the world for Central Children Store at Lubyanka.