Holding the distinction of being the first watch in space on the wrist of Yuri Gagarin puts the Sturmanskie brand truly in a stand-alone class. Add to this, the record for a watch deployed the longest in a zero-gravity environment, and Sturmanskie is truly the leader in space horology.
Built today by the Volmax company of Moscow, Russia, the brand has seen significant developments since Gagarin wore the simple, 17-jewel model in his Vostok capsule. With chronographs, world timers, mechanical alarms and styles up to 45 milimeters in case size, today's Sturmanskie combines history and modernity in ways few other brands can. Sturmanskie, which translates as navigator in Russian, has kept time on the International Space Station, in open space and even in deep sea subs. As one of the most prolific brands used by the Russian Navy, Sturmanskie is as ready for life below the waves as it is above the clouds.