«Raketa Watches» exibition at the Museum of Cosmonautics.

The «Sixties» was the period when the eyes of the world were focused on cosmos and space exploration. The watch brand «Raketa» was created in honor of the first human flight into cosmos of Yuri Gagarin, a milestone in the history of humankind. Several watches of the Petrodvorets Watch Factory related to this era are presented in an exhibition at the Museum of Cosmonautics. During space odyssey, few watches have been sent to outer space to test their running in extreme conditions. The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is proud that the first watch in cosmos was a «Pobeda» aboard the experimental flight Korabl-Sputnik 4, launched on the 9th of March 1961, carrying the dog Chernushka. An unexpected story came out of this flight: when the spaceship came back to earth, the recovery team found a wristwatch attached to Chernushka’s paw.  You can find in the permanent collection of the museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow the same watch along with some personal belongs of Yuri Gagarin, including his «Pobeda» watch. 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.

Guy Ritchie shoots “Pobeda” watch in his movie “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”!

Hollywood film director Guy Ritchie chose watch «Pobeda» for Armie Hammer, who plays the main role of an agent of the KGB in the 1960s. Indeed, all the secret agents in Russia were wearing either watches “Pobeda” or “Raketa” at that period.

«Pobeda» watches symbolise a Russian history, including the history of the Cold War.

The film shows America and the Soviet Union on the brink of a serious conflict, where two citizens of these countries have to work together.

Swiss company OMEGA paid 30 million dollars for James Bond to wear their watches. Russian spies don’t take bribes.

The watch brand “Pobeda” was created by order of the Kremlin in April 1945 to celebrate heroism and freedom of the Russian nation.

The brand “Pobeda” is of a great importance for Petrodvorets Watch Factory and its workers. At the time of the Second World War, the factory was in the center of major historical events. Despite the blockade its workers never stopped producing instruments for planes and military equipment.

Where to buy “Pobeda” watches

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Shops, where you can find new “Pobeda” collection:

 Official online shop www.raketa-shop.com

 Moscow

Imperiya Chasov — Sadovaya — Spasskaya st., 12/23, 2

de bon ton — st. Yartsevskaya 19

 St.Petersburg

STATUS — 27, Liteyniy prospect.

STATUS  — 60, Grand Avenue P.

ALL TIME -«Kuptsa Yakovleva» mall, 38 Sadovaya str., 2 floor.

BABOCHKA — 36, Nevskiy prospect.

 Rostov

Imperia Chasov — 23, Bolshja Sadovaja str.

Tumen

Akademiya Vremeny — 131/14, Respublicy st.

Irkursk

35 Traktornaya str.

Pobeda watches. New collection!

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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:

Moscow

Imperiya Chasov — Sadovaya — Spasskaya st., 12/23, 2

de bon ton — st. Yartsevskaya 19

 St.Petersburg

STATUS — 27, Liteyniy prospect.

STATUS  — 60, Grand Avenue P.

ALL TIME -«Kuptsa Yakovleva» mall, 38 Sadovaya str., 2 floor.

 Rostov

Imperia Chasov — 23, Bolshja Sadovaja str.

FACTORY SHOPS

Official online shop www.raketa-shop.com

FACTORY SHOP