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Regular price $2,200.00

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Designed in collaboration with the cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev.

Sergei Krikalev holds one of the records for the number of stays in the international space station (6 stays) and for the total length of time spent in orbit (803 days).

He has received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of the Russian Federation. He thus knows is an authority on watches in space.

When Raketa ”Baikonur” is used in the space station, the automatic winding will not work due to the absence of gravity. The cosmonaut will therefore need to wind it up by hand using the manual winding function. This function includes a very special system that disengages the wheels of the automatic winding mechanism to avoid their premature use while the watch is in space.

The 24 hour dial enables the wearer to tell night from day in the space station and can also serve as a solar compass by pointing the hour hand towards the sun. This is useful if the “Soyuz” space-craft should fail to land at the right spot in the taiga and its electronic compass ceases to function (as has actually already happened).

The BAIKONUR, like all Raketa Watches are shipped directly from the Russian Manufacture, please allow up to 14 working days for your order to be delivered from Russia with love.

Details Matter

  • Manufacture Raketa Watch Factory 2624A Automatic movement
  • 24hr indication HMS
  • Bi-directional winding
  • Front glass Sapphire  
  • Mineral Crystal Exhibition case back
  • 24 Jewels
  • Average rate -10/+20 seconds per day
  • Power reserve 40hours
  • Case made from PVD Black stainless steel
  • Bi-directional compass points bezel in titanium
  • 43mm diameter
  • 20 ATM WR
  • Dial Blue 24hr
  • Hands with SLN
  • 22mm Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • 2 year international warranty
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