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Sturmanskie Gagarin VD53/4564466 Watch

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Sturmanskie Gagarin VD53/4564466 Watch

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  • Model: VD53-4564466
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  • Manufactured by: Sturmanskie


The young Soviet Russia was in dire need of watches for the army, navy, population. To solve this problem in 1927 the Council of Labor and Defense adopted a resolution “About the organization of watch production in the USSR “. In 1930, in the shortest possible time the First watch factory was built. It was a priority that has been given all the necessary resources and the best specialists, and in just a few years the development and production of several of its own calibers and models of watches was established. The Progress was impressive: in the pre-war time the First watch factory produced aircraft watches, stopwatches, navigation wrist watches with stopwatch, automobile clocks, nautical watches, deck watches and other. 

In 1949, the production of «Sturmanskie» watches was mastered. These watches were made by special order of the air force and did not appear in the free market. They were issued to pilots of combat aircraft, together with the diploma of the flight school. Moreover, by the end of the pilot’s service the special Commission decided, whether he deserved to keep this watch for memory or not. The unique watch mechanism allowed the pilots of plane groups to synchronize their actions and, thus, to accurately perform complex joint maneuvers.

Yuri Gagarin took the «Sturmanskie» watch, made by special order, into space on April 12, 1961. In weightlessness the watch worked flawlessly. Later this legendary watch was transferred to the factory museum.
And later, in 1963, the first woman-cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova flew into space with the «Sturmanskie» watch. Since 1961 the «Sturmanskie» have been the official watch of the Soviet and Russian cosmonauts, which helped in difficult situations, withstanding severe tests in zero gravity, magnetic fields, extreme shocks, vibrations and temperatures.



Gagarin Commemorative Limited Edition


SII VD53 quartz chronograph




Small seconds, 60 minute totalizer and 24 hour scale


Between 4 and 5 O'clock position





Dial Color





Fixed outer bezel, minimalistic

Case Material

316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel

Case Width

42mm case (14mm thick)

Strap Material

Leather (embossed with white contrast stitching)

Strap   Measurement

20 mm

Clasp Type


Water Resistance

Other Feature

10 ATM

All Cyrillic lettering, includes date of the first Gagarin space flight