The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is proud that in 1961, the first wristwatch in space were the watches «Pobeda».
The factory also takes pride in its historical brand «Raketa» (fisrt launched in 1961) which is named in honor of Yuri Gagarin.
Always ahead of the American Space Program, the Soviet Space program managed to launch into the space the wristwatch «Pobeda» in 1961.
Due to this fabulous event, the Factory has launched a new line of models called «Pobeda — first in space»!
The Petrodvorets Watch Factory, Russia’s oldest factory, was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. After the World War II the Factory manufactures watches under the brand «Pobeda». Since 1961, the factory is producing watches under the brand «Raketa» in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is one of the rare watch factories in the world that fully manufactures its own movements from A to Z, including hairspring and escapement.