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The Petrodvorets Watch Factory «Raketa», Russia’s oldest factory, was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. The Factory is producing watches under the brand “Pobeda” (Victory) since the End of World War II and since 1961 under the brand “Raketa” in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
The reorganization of the factory started in 2009 with the help of Russian and Swiss engineers. One of them is an ex-Rolex production director.
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.
In 2014 Raketa launched its new movement “Raketa Avtomat”, one of the most reliable movements in the world. There are new models based on its movement: Raketa “Petrodvorets Classic”, Raketa “Zvezda”, Raketa “Polar” and Raketa “Amphibia”.
In 2014, the Petrodvorets Watch Factory “Raketa” was chosen to realise the biggest mechanical clock movement in the world in Dietskii Mir on Lubyanka. The clock is made of 5 thousand details and weighs almost 5 tons. It will definitely become one of the brightest sights of Moscow.
In 2015 the Petrodvorets Watch Factory suggests exclusive watch with your name on the dial!
You decide what is written on the dial of your watch, for example, “Vladimir Vladimirovich”, “I love you” etc.
“Raketa” invites you to visit the Petrodvorets Watch Factory where you can see the full watch manufacture process. The visit is conducted in Russian or in English. Excursions are absolutely free. If you are going to Petergof, don’t miss a chance to visit Grand Palace and “Raketa” watch factory!
The revival of Russian watches Raketa starts here! Welcome to the Creative studio at Petrovka street! You will see how to create a design of the watch, get acquainted with the creative atmosphere and be involved in the world of interesting stories!
We really appreciate you supporting our factory and will be glad to organise an excursion for you!