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.