ORIGINAL GAGARIN SHTURMANSKIE 1Q-51 KIROVSKIE SOVIET PILOT WATCH 1MCHZ STOP-SEC 15J
-ThIs is the first wrist watch which have overcome terrestrial gravitation!
Very rare. 15jewels hacking Sturmanskie!
Especially reliable watch with function of a stop of a second-hand. Were issued only for pilots and navigators of military-air forces of the USSR. The watch did not go on free sale. Just in such watch on the sleeve overalls the Soviet cosmonaut Jury Gagarin has made the first piloted flight in space on April, 12th, 1961
Nearly half a century ago, on April 12, 1961, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard the spacecraft Vostok One blasted through the Earth's atmosphere to became the first man in space. The watch he wore and relied upon during that historic flight was a Sturmanskie (sometimes written "Shturmanskie"). Like the spacecraft, it too was made in Russia.
At the time, this watch represented the best of Russian timepieces and watch-making technology. The Russian Times, a collector's site with a focus on vintage Soviet watches, describes the watch as "a logical choice, due to the high quality of the movement and inherent accuracy." BRAND STURMANSKIE 1MChZ (The Watch is created on 1 Moscow watch factory of a name of Kirov in honour of start capital USSR Moskva.) JEWELS 15
CASE SIZE 33x41mm
SIZE DIAL 31mm
МОVЕМЕNТ Mechanical N 84582
FUNCTION Hours, Minutes, Central Second(stop-second)
The clock winder has the special, especial shape for convenient using of function stop-second. Hacking mechanism
It was made in 1 quarter of 1951 (please see a mark 1-51 on the movement). The mechanism is decorated in Swiss style.
The mechanism has a polished parts and decorated in the style Côtes de Genève