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.