The Watch Factory ‘“Raketa”, which means “rocket” in Russian, took its name in honour of the Russian pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first flight into space in 1961. Inspired by the sky, our watchmakers produce watches for Russian pilots of the leading Russian aviation companies: “Sukhoi”, “Tupolev”, “Ilyshin”. If you dream of flying, you can reach the sky without specialized training — Russian watches “Raketa” and “Pobeda” are for you! We congratulate you with the Day of the Russian Air Force (VVS) and the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV)! With the help of the leading Russian aviation companies we created our ideal watches for Russian pilots: Raketa “Pilot Tu-160” is the result of the collaboration with Tupolev engineers. Raketa “Sukhoi” watch model for pilots of the attack aircraft Su-25.
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.
Peter the Great signed the order of the foundation of the Petrodvorets Factory on November the 3rd in 1721. During 295 years the factory had been changing its main sphere of production several times from small stone factory to huge watch manufactory. Watches from the Petrodvorets Watch Factory were selling in more than 30 countries around the world. The ruby stars for Moscow Kremlin, marble for Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, gemstones for the imperial crown of Catherine the Great, gemstones for the House of Fabergé — all these have been made at the Petrodvorets factory. Since 1945, the time of the end of the Second World War, the Petrodvorets Watch Factory has become worldwide famous for watch production under the name “Pobeda”(Victory) and “Raketa” in honor of Yuri Gagarin since 1961. 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. Raketa is the unique Russian premium brand Raketa is represented in the best watch boutiques with such luxury brands as Breitling, Ulysse Nardin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani and etc. TOP 5 World Watch Manufactory In 2014 Raketa launched its new movement “Raketa Avtomat”, one of the most reliable movements in the world. There are new Raketa Watch models based on its movement. It is the first time in 30 years when Russia comes up with a new automatic self-winding movement. The mechanism was improved with the help of ex-director of Rolex. World Record In 2014 the Petrodvorets Watch Factory “Raketa” was chosen to realise the biggest mechanical clock movement in the world in Detskii Mir (Central Children Store) in Lubyanka Street. The clock is made of 5 thousand details and weighs almost 5 tons. Collaboration with celebrities Raketa Watch manufactory has a strong friendship with celebrities and russian core companies. The largest aircraft engineer bureau “Tupolev”, Football club “Zenit”, the Russian Federation of Judo, the largest Russian aircraft holding “Sukhoi”, and also the world famous model Natalia Vodianova support Raketa Watch Factory several years. Emir Kusturica is a new designer of Raketa Watches The team of Raketa watches factory is happy about the fact that by the 295th year of anniversary the Petrodvorets Watch Factory “Raketa” received great support of the Museum of Cosmonautics, Artem Ovcharenko ( the principal ballet dancer of Bolshoi Theatre), Anna Tikhomirova ( Russian ballet star, prima ballerina of Bolshoi Theatre) and Emir Kusturica( world famous hollywood cinema director) supports Raketa Watch Factory. Raketa is in Paris Raketa Watch Factory was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. The factory continues acting like its founder and has started its expansion to Europe. The first representation of Raketa Watch Factory is located at the historical building of the epoch of Alexander II at the prestigious district of Paris on the Rue de Saint-Pétersbourg. Raketa Watch Factory is developing rapidly and has already achieved significant results for its main goal to be the first Russian brand in the world.