The Petrodvorets Watch Factory dates back to 1721, established by Peter the Great and producing iconic jewellery and watches ever since. In 1961, Petrodvorets Watch Factory  launched a new label named Raketa, meaning rocket, honouring Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space. Since then, Raketa has produced watches for the Soviet Navy, for North Pole expeditions and for the Red Army, as well as for the general public. 

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Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, Raketa is one of very few watch companies which produces its own movements from beginning to end. A Raketa watch requires 8201 operations and is made up of 242 parts. Using traditional methods, each step of the process is carried out by hand, producing designs of the highest quality for both men and women. 

Many Raketa watches draw inspiration from expeditions or ventures. Collections honour seafaring, submarines, polar expeditions and piloting, referencing the history of the brand. Classic designs meet intricate watch faces and expert mechanisms to produce enduring timepieces which will be worn for a lifetime. 

Raketa has stores located throughout Russia, and their collections can also be accessed online through the Raketa website.