Raketa “Sputnik-1” 0290, commemorating space exploration on Your Wrist!
Sixty-five years ago, the Soviet Union achieved a historic milestone by launching the first artificial satellite into space. This remarkable metal sphere, affectionately named “Sputnik” (meaning “fellow traveler” in Russian), marked the dawn of space exploration. Its iconic “Beep! Beep!” signals resonated worldwide.
Just four years later, in 1961, this achievement paved the way for sending the first human into space, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. In honor of Gagarin’s historic spaceflight, the watch brand “Raketa” was born (“Raketa” translates to “space-rocket” in Russian). To pay tribute to the 65th anniversary of Sputnik-1, Raketa has crafted a timepiece that serves as a testament to this extraordinary human accomplishment.
The Raketa “Sputnik-1” watch features a dial made from the same special AMg6 alloy used in the metal heat shield that protected the Sputnik-1’s sphere. This material connection adds a touch of authenticity to the timepiece.
The design of the 24-hour dial draws inspiration directly from the Soviet watch design “Sputnik,” initially created by the Raketa Watch Factory in 1974. Interestingly, this design received approval from the very construction bureau responsible for developing the actual Sputnik-1 satellite.
Flipping the watch over reveals the intricately adorned 24-hour automatic movement, meticulously crafted entirely by the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint-Petersburg. Experience history and innovation on your wrist with the Raketa “Sputnik-1″ watch.”