in translation from Russian means Flight. Poljot watches history
is connected with the history of Russian and Soviet aviation.
All Soviet battle airplanes were completed with airborne clocks
made in the 1-st Moscow Watch Factory from 1930-s. The pilots
and navigators of military aviation could not fly without a
wristwatch with "The 1-st Kirov MWF" mark and later
with "Poljot" mark.
Poljot watches were taken into the first space flight in the
history of man on April 12 1961 by Yuriy Alekseevich Gagarin.
It was the model "Shturmanskie" (Navigator's). Poljot
watch successfully sustained the space trial. The staff of the
enterprise maintained close contacts with the cosmonauts: during
the time in space our cosmonauts observed the factories devices
of time. Poljot watches were taken to space flights by astronauts
from France, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, and set a record in duration
of a space flight together with V.V. Poljakov.
Poljot watches possess the heightened reliability, accuracy
of the run, durability of clock-works. Thanks to the modern
classic design which is capable to satisfy tastes of the most
refined buyers, high quality of production, perfectly organized
service and reasonable prices, Poljot watches won the recognition
not only at the Russian watch market but also at the foreign
ones. The high level of technological development, design and
the high quality of Poljot watches are also confirmed by the
fact that the administration of the President of Russia has
chosen a Poljot watch 3133 as a government award "From
President of Russia"!
"First Moscow Watch Factory" is the leading Russian
watch and mechanical movements manufacturer.
The factory's most known trademark "онкер" (POLJOT)
commemorates the first space flight. High individual skills
of the factory's personnel have been formed historically: since
the foundation of the factory in 1930.
70 years of experience in watch production have created a
unique industrial environment combining the best traditions
of mechanical watch and movement manufacturing and the modern
technological philosophy. Watches and movements produced by
the factory have always met and still meet extremely high
quality requirements, because in addition to serving for civil
needs they were used to equip the soviet army.
Today the "First Moscow Watch Factory"
produces 250,000 mechanical watches and movements per year,
and specialises in the production of mechanical chronographs
with different functions.