Monde et Montres...

Monde et Montres...

Watches in Space - 2 : Begining of the adventure on Soviet's side.

(continuation of : Watches in Space - 1 : Introduction.)

French Version: Les montres dans l'espace - 2 : Le début de l'aventure coté Soviétique.

 

The first watch that ever went into Space was naturally carried by the first man in Space: Yuri Gagarine, on the 12th of april, 1961, in his capsul Vostok 1. The brand was « Sturmanskie » (ШТУРМАНСКИЕ), that means « Navigator ».

 

Yuri Gagarine on board of his capsule Vostok,just before taking of

 


This Sturmanskie had been produced with tool coming from LIP R26 celiber, bought by Soviet Union and modified to central sweeping second hand, with the hacking second function. The dial has also been modified.

The brand took later the name of "Poljot"  (полёт).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

continuation: Watches in Space - 3 : Beginning of the adventure, on US side.

back to introduction: Watches in Space - 1 : Introduction.

 

French Version: Les montres dans l'espace - 2 : Le début de l'aventure coté Soviétique.



22/08/2014
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