For over 50 years, Sturmanskie watches have played a central role in significant events that have made the news. The brand has established a place in world history as a result of a successful technology and human endurance test, demonstrated by the first manned space flight in April 1961. These watches, manufactured in Moscow since 1949, are considered legendary in Russia and known for their rich history, including being the first watch in space, worn by Yuri Gagarin.
Initially only available to military and navy officers, the public was able to purchase Sturmanskie watches starting in 1983. Astronauts from a variety of countries, participating in joint space missions under the International Space Programme, took their Sturmanskie watches with them. Since its launch in 1949, Sturmanskie has consistently proven its accuracy, reliability, and durability.