The Space Watch for Russian cosmonauts
The STRELA chronograph was widely used in orbit. A real Russian space watch and the perfect watch for cosmonaut needs. To the public, at first, it was not widely known or promoted as other western manufacturers did with their Space-Watches. It simply was a valuable timepiece and the best watch made by the Russian watchmaking factories during that time.
Another secret of the success was that it was a real accurate chronograph, and besides that, a gorgeous looking one. Another key to its then-growing popularity was the aura of privilege to wear it. In the beginning, STRELA watches were only issued to pilots, military personnel, cosmonauts, high ranking officials, scientists, and other awarded persons.
The limited supply made it special back in the day. STRELA became a synonym for the best Russian chronograph and a great success with by the end of the 1970s around 100.000 units build. After the introduction of the Poljot 3133 in the late 1970s, this aura slowly faded away and finally vanished.
Nevertheless, STRELA was the most popular Russian watch during the early days of space exploration. It was a gem that was buried under thousands of other Russian watches prior and following. It was our mission to bring STRELA back to life and the wrists of watch fanatics all over the planet.
Today the STRELA Space Watch is always a well build contemporary timepiece. We continuously build our watches with a passion for watchmaking. Our core model lineup is made with Russian mechanical watch movements. As most Russian manufactures ended production today we started to look for the best possible options to go along so STRELA will still be able to launch amazing watches.