RAKETA : POLAR RE-EDITION 0270
The 200 piece Limited re-edition of the iconic Soviet Raketa watch model “Polar”, in testimony of the 50th anniversary of its first production.
The legendary Raketa Polar watch commemorates the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctic continent by Russian Polar explorers, the Raketa Watch Factory re-produces this historic watch model.
This re-edition, limited to 200 watches, is based on the original design and technical drawings that were kept in the archives of the Factory.
In 1969, the Raketa Watch Factory was asked to design and produce a special watch for the polar explorers of the 16th Soviet Antarctic expedition. Since this freezing continent is in perpetual daylight or darkness during consecutive periods of 6 months, this watch needed to be not only robust but also needed a special 24 hour movement that would allow to tell the time without knowing if it was day or night.
The Raketa Watch Factory delivered this watch in 1970 in time for the departure of the Soviet expedition. This Soviet watch, with an extremely bold design, quickly became very famous amongst watch collectors worldwide.
The very last Polar Edition is ready to ship from our Sydney showroom
- Manufacture Raketa Watch Factory 26123 Manual movement
- 24hr indication
- Closed case back
- 16 Jewels
- Average rate -10/+20 seconds per day
- Power reserve 42hours
- Case made from PVD Gold stainless steel
- 35mm diameter
- Hands & Dial with SLN
- leather strap with pin buckle + additional textile strap
- 2 year international warranty