Часы русские: репортаж о гранильной фабрике в Петергофе, которая со временем стала Петродворцовым часовым заводом «Ракета».
Petrodvorets Classic — the watch worn by Mikhail Gorbachev in the 80’s. While in an official visit to Italy, he was asked by local journalists what perestroika meant for Russia. Gorbachev replied that Russians decided to start their lives from zero and showed them his own Raketa wristwatch which read «»0″» in lieu of the «»12″» mark. This is a stylish, bold model featuring a black strap and is ideally suited for men and women.
Eternal Calendar Watch was created by the end of the 70’s. Its additional wheel and a calendar plate allow to precisely tell on which day of the week falls any particular date within a 20-year range. This model features a sturdy case, a complex dial, a Raketa 2628 N movement and a highly elaborated bracelet.
The Petrodvorets Watch Factory has a longstanding tradition of making watches for Soviet and Russian athletes. The Raketa watch was worn by the best athletes of the country. In 1980 the factory produced a limited edition watch for the Olympic Games in Moscow. This model features an iconic dial from the 60’s paired with a metal bracelet.
The Moscow Times newspaper has published an article about Russian Raketa watches