First Kirov Clock Plant was evacuated from Moscow to Zlatoust
in the autumn of 1941. 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 (À×ÕÎ) made in
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 50-s years. 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 60-s years. 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"
(State Standard). 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 70-s years. 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 designed at the Zlatoust clock plant.
Devices for measuring of pulse rate and breath frequency (ÑÄÏ
-70) were developed on the basis of this stopwatch.
The 80-s years. The new model of stopwatch
with shock resistance of balance and 30 minute relays were
designed. Conventional production of cyclic relay of time
(ÐÂÖ) was begun. The new clock model (×ÁÍ-160) was being produced.
This model got the silver medal at the VDNH (All-Union Exhibition
of Achievements National Economy in Moscow).
The 90-s years. 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
Stopwatches, fascinating clocks and high quality
wrist watches make the main production of the Zlatoust watch