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Luc Besson's Taxi star, French actor Sami Naceri, has decided to support Russia’s oldest watch factory, founded by Peter the Great in 1721 — by designing a new collection of “Pobeda” watches for 2018.

Pobeda “2018” is dedicated to the ones willing to win!

“Everyone deserves “Pobeda” (Victory), says Sami Naceri, and I am glad to support this very old watch manufacture that is a strong symbol for Russians.”

The factory is producing watches under the brand “Pobeda” (Victory) since the End of World War II and since 1961 under the brand “Raketa” (Rocket)  in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

These two historical brands (“Pobeda” and “Raketa”) are among Russia’s most famous brands, and many celebrities, including Natalia Vodianova, Emir Kusturica or Bolshoi stars Artem Ovcharenko and Anna Tikhomirova, brought their support to save this unique know-how. 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.