Moving pictures

Interesting Soviet newsreel from 1961, about the Petrodvoretz Watch Factory (Raketa)

Thanks to Sergei Frolov

See Gagarins Sturmanskie before the take off to his historical flight. The first man in space wearing the first watch in space.


Two funny adverts for Sekonda watches.


NBC Shop presenting two Poljot watches




And Action!

Russian Timepieces used in some "underwater Movies".


K19 The Widowmaker

Based on a true story of USSR's first nuclear ballistic submarine, which suffered a malfunction in its nuclear reactor on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic in 1961. The submarine's crew, led by the unyielding Captain Alexi Vostrikov, races against time to prevent a Chernobyl-like nuclear disaster which threatens not only the lives of his crew, but has the potential to ignite a world war between the super powers.


Harrison Ford uses an Agat stopwatch.

all pictures Copyright 2002 Paramount Pictures.


This could eventually be a black Strela.... or at least should look like one.

all pictures Copyright 2002 Paramount Pictures.


and here a Submarine wall clock that could be an original.

all pictures Copyright 2002 Paramount Pictures.



The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou (Murray) rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife (Huston), a journalist (Blanchett), and a man who may or may not be his son (Wilson).

The crew members are equipped with Vostok diver watches.

Copyright: Touchstone Pictures



Hostile Waters

In October 1986, a Russian submarine carrying nuclear missles collides with an American nuclear submarine off the coast of Bermuda. 

all pictures Copyright 1997 HBO




72 Metres

Every second is precious for a Russian submarine crew, as they are stranded 72 metres below the ocean's surface. Recognizable are a Vostok and a Slava stopwatch.

Thanks to tiyok for the two pictures.




And the oscar goes to... RAKETA!

Ray is an Academy Award-winning 2004 biopic focusing on thirty years of the life of legendary musician Ray Charles.

The film was directed by Taylor Hackford and starred Jamie Foxx in the title role; Foxx received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.
The performance from the requisites-team was poorly, a russian Watch
at the wrong place at the wrong time.

all pictures Copyright 2004 uip and universal Studios. Thanks Robert!




A watch from Petrodvoretz on Ben Kingsley's wrist!

Trans-Siberian a journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.

Ben Kingsley is wearing a classic Raketa with perpetual calendar.


all pictures Copyright 2008 by imdb




A russian Stopwatch can be deadly...

In the Horror-Movie SAW III, this russian timepiece starts a deadly and painful  sequence which I don't want to describe in more detail... Ouch!!

pictures Copyright 2006 by imdb




The Professionals Intro

A British crime-action television drama series produced by Avengers Mk1 Productions for London Weekend Television that aired on the ITV network from 1977 to 1983. It starred Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins and Gordon Jackson as agents of the fictional "CI5"