• Raketa "Baikonur" 0247
  • Raketa "Baikonur" 0247
  • Raketa "Baikonur" 0247
  • Raketa "Baikonur" 0247
  • Raketa "Baikonur" 0247
  • Raketa "Baikonur" 0247
  • Raketa "Baikonur" 0247
  • Raketa "Baikonur" 0247
  • Raketa "Baikonur" 0247
  • Raketa "Baikonur" 0247

This watch is no longer in the brand's current collection.

Raketa “Baikonur” 0247

Case Size:
43mm
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Case Material:
Stainless Steel
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Movement:
Automatic Winding
$1,679

Reference:
W-30-19-30-0247
Date Added:
September 23, 2021
Case Material:
Stainless Steel
Case Size:
43mm
Case Back:
Open
Dial Color:
Blue
Luminescence:
Yes
Strap Material:
Stainless Steel
Buckle Type:
Folding Clasp
Movement:
Automatic
Caliber:
2624A
Power Reserve:
40 hours
Water Resistance:
200m/20 bar
Functions:
Hours, Minutes, 24 Hour Display

A specialized watch for cosmonauts developed with the cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev.

Sergei Krikalev, a legendary figure in the realm of space exploration, stands as a beacon of achievement among cosmonauts. With an impressive tally of six space missions and an astounding 803 days spent in space, equivalent to nearly 2.5 years, Krikalev has rightfully earned the nickname “Record Man” in Russia. His remarkable experience makes him the ultimate authority on the watch requirements of cosmonauts.

In the challenging environment of space, cosmonauts demand watches that are both simple and robust, capable of withstanding the extreme conditions they face. Moreover, they require a specific feature – a 24-hour movement – to distinguish day from night within the International Space Station (ISS), where they encounter 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours due to the ISS orbiting the Earth every 90 minutes.

Addressing these needs, Raketa introduced the Raketa “Baikonur” watch, a resilient 24-hour automatic timepiece. This watch houses the Raketa automatic movement, meticulously crafted at the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint-Petersburg. Its open case back reveals a captivating celestial design featuring a cosmonaut soaring among constellations. Furthermore, the Raketa “Baikonur” proudly displays the iconic words uttered by Gagarin during his historic space flight in Russian, which translates to “Let’s go!” in English.

The Raketa “Baikonur” 0247 watch embodies the essence of precision and durability required by cosmonauts like Sergei Krikalev during their missions. With its 24-hour movement and exquisite craftsmanship, it meets and exceeds the demands of space exploration.

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