We have a long tradition of watchmaking for Red Army, Cosmonauts and Russian civilians.
Most of russian watch factories have closed in the 1990’s.One has survived, the Petrodvorets Watch Factory "RAKETA" founded by Peter the great in 1721. It is Russia’s oldest factory.
The factory is producing watches under the brand "POBEDA" 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 "RAKETA" is one of the rare manufactures in the world to produce its own watch mechanisms from A to Z, including hairspring and balance.
Some interesting "RAKETA" watch models:
-"Petrodvorets Classic-Avtomat"- the most popular model of "RAKETA", which was worn by Gorbachev during the Perestroika.
-"Polar-Avtomat"- model base on a 1969 model with 24-hour dial. Mechanism was conceived for polar expeditions, cosmonauts or submariners.
-For women, "Zvezda-Avtomat" was design by Natalia Vodianova and equipped with "RAKETA- Avtomat" movement.
Affordable Russian watches: "POBEDA"
-"POBEDA Red 12", was inspired by a model from 1945 with red "12" on the dial. This watch was worn by Stalin himself.
-"POBEDA Vesna" - watches based on 1945-year model, in pastel tones, especially for beautiful Russian women!
-"POBEDA Crimea 2014", celebrating 70 years without fascism and the unification of Crimea with Russia.
You’re welcome to visit the RAKETA Creative studio in central of Moscow.Address: Ulitsa Petrovka, 30/7 - Mo-Fr - 10am to 7pmTelephone: +7 (926) 304 05 91
You can also visit our Factory in Peterhof (Saint-Petersburg).Address: Sankt-Peterburgskiy prospekt, 60, Peterhof - Mo-Fr - 10am to 5pmTelephone: +7 (921) 940 83 10
Our internet shop exist since 2010, we send watches all over the world by regular or express delivery (temporarily unavailable). We never lost one shipment.