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Sturmanskie Gagarin Vintage Brown
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Wear a Piece of History on Your Wrist
On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel in space in the Vostok 3KA-2 Space Capsule and return to earth.
During the historic flight, Gagarin wore a Sturmanskie Pilot's wristwatch.
In 2001, the Volmax Company produced a model to celebrate the jubilee of Gagarin's flight.
Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin - a lieutenant colonel in the Russian Space Forces wore his Gagarin commemorative model in space in 2004 as the flight engineer on the Soyuz TMA-5 mission to the international space station. Shargin was the first Russian military cosmonaut to board the station and he wore his Sturmanskie Gagarin for the duration of the 10 day flight.
The Russians were the first to explore space on 12 April 1961 when cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, orbited the Earth in his Vostok-1 for one hour and forty-eight minutes. On his wrist, he wore a Sturmanskie watch, the first special timepiece in the world designed and manufactured to go in to space.
Withstanding the severe conditions of zero gravity, strong accelerations, unpredictable vibrations, and varying temperatures, Sturmanskie was the first brand to make astronomical feats in the watch world.
Its innovation was owed to the nautical and aviation chronometers originally developed for the Military Air Forces and Navy by the First Moscow Watch Factory.
The brand Sturmanskie was first launched in 1949. Back then, it was exclusively available for the Armed Forces and Navy of the USSR. It was only in 1983 that Sturmanskie watches were made available to the general public.
Sturmanskie designs continue to be inspired by and pay homage to new frontiers, adventure and exploration.
Limited edition: Only 2,000 pieces available worldwide
Case size: 40mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Case back: Stainless steel with relief engraving of Yuri Gagarin
Movement type: Automatic
Movement no.: Vostok 2416
Dial: Brown dial with vintage design modeled after the watch worn by Gagarin when he made the first manned space flight
Water resistance: 5ATM
Strap type: Leather
Strap material: Dark brown calf
Buckle: Stainless steel tang buckle
Warranty: 1 year