The biggest clock movement in the world is produced in the oldest enterprise in Russia — Petrodvorets watch Factory “Rocket”. Mechanical watch in the renovated building of the Central Children's Store on Lubyanka became the main ornament.
Creative Studio “Rocket” was proposed over 100 design options hours. Development and installation of the monumental clock was made for a record 6 months by a group of engineers Watch Factory “Rocket” under the leadership of Jacques von Polier. Launched the biggest clock movement in the world to open the Central Children's Store on Lubyanka Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
Unique clockwork weighs 4.5 tons, it can reach 6 to 7 meters and consists of 5 thousands of parts made of steel, aluminum, titanium and plated with gold. The hours of the Central Children's store on Lubyanka is governed by the planetary mechanism and adjusted with the help of innovative electronic devices, and the mechanism automatically starts a horizontal pendulum. The basic clock mechanism is located on the fifth floor.
The biggest mechanical clock in the world in the Central Children's Store on Lubyanka are in the top five of the world's leading mechanical clockssuch as big Ben, the Kremlin chimes, clocks at the Prague tower and watch in Ganzhou and are one of the brightest sights of Moscow.
The Petrodvorets watch Plant — the oldest enterprise in Russia founded by Peter I in 1721. After the great Patriotic War, the company produces watches under the brand “Victory”. Since 1961, the factory produces watches "Rocket", named after the first space flight of Yuri Gagarin.
This is one of the world's rare factories producing their own watch movementsfrom A to z, including spiral and balance.
Brand store "Rocket" in Moscow
Ul. Tver, d. 4 - no weekends - from 10:00 to 22:00
Phone: +7 (929) 592 85 32
Brand store "Rocket" in Saint-Petersburg
Embankment of the Moika river, d. 73, TC "Au Pont Rouge" ("red bridge") - seven days a week from 10:00 to 22:00
Phone: 8 (912) 596 18 23