Enter the Russians. The Russian watch movement is nothing new, in fact it holds an important and interesting place in grand scheme of things. Many of us associate the word and brand "Poljot" with Russian watches, and that makes sense. After all, Poljot (which means "flight") was the dominant producer of Russian watches for about 30 years.
In 1961, then owned by Poljot, a watch bearing the name Sturmanskie (Navigator) was sent into space on the wrist of Yuri Gagarin. THIS was actually the first watch in space, not the Breitling Cosmonaute or the Omega Speedmaster (so feel free to correct your friends at will). Later, astronauts from France, Germany, and the Ukraine also wore Poljot pieces into space.
Slightly rounded edges, diameter: 40 mm, height: 14 mm.
Right side of dial: minutes counter,
left side of dial: seconds counter, calendar at "6 o'clock
Comes with leather band.
Mechanical caliber 3133, hand-wound,
diameter 31 mm, 23 Ruby jewels,
shock protection, mean-daily rate from -20 to +40 sec/day,
balance periode 21,600h, 42-hour power reserve with chronograph switched off,
37-hour power reserve with chronograph switched on.
hronograph, 30-minute counter,
hours, minutes, seconds, day-of-the-month calendar.