The Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg, Russia has been producing fine mechanical watches since 1961. Their timepieces demonstrate incredible artistry, craftsmanship, and heritage.
By merging centuries-old techniques with modern innovations, Raketa has carved out a reputation for reliability, durability, and excellent value. Watch enthusiasts around the world praise Raketa’s mastery of complication such as calendars and worldtimers in accessible mechanical watches.
Operations and Parts
Creating a Raketa watch is an intricate process requiring painstaking attention to detail. It takes 8201 separate operations to manufacture and assemble all 242 parts of a Raketa watch by hand. Highly skilled specialists pass down generations of watchmaking expertise as they meticulously assemble each component.
Raketa is one of the few watch brands in the world that produces its own in-house movement. Their mechanical calibre combines traditional Soviet-era watchmaking methods with modern technology. The result is a distinctively Russian movement known for its durability, reliability, and decorative flair.
The Spring and Caseback
At the heart of every Raketa lies a special Russian alloy spring, precision-crafted to 0.5 microns. The transparent caseback provides a window into the movement, allowing you to observe the spring’s oscillation as the “heartbeat” of the watch.
A Revolutionary Concept
The Raketa Russian Code 0286 represents a revolutionary concept – time flowing in a natural counterclockwise direction. At the core of the Raketa Russian Code 0286 lies the brand’s signature Russian-made Calibre 2615 movement. The movement’s unique counterclockwise design pays homage to the natural rotation of our solar system’s planets around the sun. A small cutout Earth rotates counterclockwise around a beautifully hand-engraved dial, guiding the moon-tipped second-hand on its cosmic journey.
The caseback provides a window into the complexity of the 2615 movement and its decorated rotor spinning poetically against Raketa’s signature finishing. The movement contains Raketa’s specially formulated, Russian-sourced alloy hairspring, allowing for precise timekeeping.
Watch industry experts have praised the 2615’s acoustic signature, distinct from Swiss watches due to its Russian engineering. The movement combines Soviet-era ingenuity with contemporary innovations for an exemplary display of Russian watchmaking.
With its blend of Soviet-era traditions, in-house Russian innovation, and artisanal craftsmanship, the Raketa Russian Code 0286 represents an exceptional timepiece. Its counterclockwise concept reflects natural cosmic motion while its hand-finished components contain the soul of Russia’s master watchmakers. Raketa watches are mechanical works of art showcasing the pinnacle of Russian watchmaking.