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Baikonur 0247

Baikonur 0247

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Specialized watch for cosmonauts developed with the cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev.

Sergei Krikalev is certainly one of the cosmonauts who contributed the most to the space conquest. He holds one of the records for the number of stays in space (6 stays) and for the total aggregate time spent in space (803 days – nearly 2,5 years). Sergei Krikalev actually broke so many records in space that he is nicknamed in Russia the “Record Man”! He thus knows better than anyone else what kind of watch is needed by cosmonauts.

Cosmonauts essentially need a watch:
– that is simple & robust, on which they can rely to survive in the extreme conditions of space,
– with one simple complication – a 24 hour mouvement to allow them to distinguish night from day in the International Space Station (ISS) where they have 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours (because the ISS circles the Earth every 90 minutes).

Raketa delivered by producing the Raketa “Baikonur” watch: a sturdy 24 hour automatic watch!

The Raketa automatic movement, entirely produced at the Raketa Watch Factory (in Saint-Petersburg), has a beautifully printed decoration that you can see through the open caseback: a cosmonaut flies around celestial constellations and the famous words pronounced by Gagirin (when he flew to space) is printed in Russian on the oscillating weight – meaning en English “Let’s go!”.

Cosmonauts have a tradition of wearing different insignias on their suits: for the 60th anniversary of the first space manned flight and of the Raketa brand, each Baikonur watch is delivered with a Russian space insignia.

Manufacture: Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)

Calibre: 2624A
Functions: Automatic with 24 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Testing positions: 4
Average rate (s/d): -10+20
Average running time (h): 40
Frequency/hour: 18.000 / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding: yes
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during manual winding: Yes
Decoration: Print

Material: Stainless steel
Size: 43 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Rotating bezel: Titanium
Crown: Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 200 Meters
Hands: Superluminova
Dial: Superluminova
Gender: Man
Case thicness: 13.15 mm
Length (lug to lug): 47 mm

Material: Stainless steel bracelet
Width: 22 mm
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