Autumn 1941, the First Kirov
Clock Plant was evacuated from Moscow to Zlatoust . The installation of equipment began at the end of November.
The fist production was produced on the 25th of December. They were
components of ammunition. This day is the birthday of the plant.
During the war
years in spite of the hard production conditions and young
inexperienced personnel the plant produced more than 300 thousand
time devices and more than 14 million components of ammunition.
92% of soviet tanks and 98% of aircraft of the war period were
equipped with clocks from Zlatoust. Every third aircraft had an
aviation chronometer (АЧХО) made in Zlatoust.
After the war the plant began to produce devices for peaceful needs.
Fist of all the history of every decades of Zlatoust Clock Plant has
been marked by development and producing of new types of devices.
The 50s. Special watches for blind persons were designed (they
were produced till 60-s years). Curvemeters (curve tracers), various
watches and clocks, relays for washing machines were produced (it
was one of the basic kind of production).
The 60s. The plant took part in the international exhibition
in Montreal (in 1967). Curve tracers and relays were given the "top"-quality
mark "Q" by the state certificate board and "the Gosstandart". The
first industrial series of stopwatches were designed for measuring
time intervals. They were stopwatches of the 2nd accuracy class and
could summarize time intervals.
The 70s. The plant began to produce timers. New models of
clocks were being developed during these years. One of the first
soviet electronic stopwatches with numerical indexes was design at
the Zlatoust clock plant. Devices for measuring of pulse rate and
breath frequency (СДП -70) were developed on the basis of this
The 80s. The new model of stopwatch with shock resistance of
balance and 30 minute relays were designed. Conventional production
of cyclic relay of time (РВЦ) was begun. The new clock model
(ЧБН-160) was being produced. This model got the silver medal at the
VDNH (All-Union Exhibition of Achievements National Economy in
The 90s. All the following years the plant continued to
improve its production. The plant designed switchers for electric
stoves and new models of time relays. In Russia the plant still was
the only manufacture of mechanical stopwatches exported to 12
foreign countries. It took part in international exhibitions and
fairs (Austria, Finland, Germany and Bulgaria). On the 3-d of
November the plant was given the certificate of Russian Federation "The
Leader of Russian Economy".
In February of 2000 the plant was given
The Golden Prize of "The Best Trade Mark" - the prize of the new
millennium. The prize was awarded as a result of a referendum which
was held among 14000 members of "The Club of the Trade Leaders"
(Madrid).In January of 2001 the plant got the prize "For Technique