Melted rocket engine, SRE Stainless Steel, brushed metal
Engine cladding, aluminium, original processed
Sapphire (scratch resistant)
Processed rocket material
Directly from the rocket
Engine cladding material, processed according to an original method
On closer inspection, differing wear marks mean that no one watch face is the same as any other.
Produced from the rocket motor
SRE stainless steel is produced using a metallurgical process. SRE stands for “Soyuz Rocket Engine”. The first step of the process involves the reduction of carbon to 0.17% (decarburisation). The second step involves the addition of 2.8% nickel and 2% molybdenum.
The story to the name
The name `14 pertains to the year 2014. This year is a particularly special one for Werenbach, because it was the first time a rocket watch (unofficially) journeyed back into space on an astronaut’s wrist.
Image by: NASA
The story of caliber 2892-A2 begins in 1773. On the instruction of its former parent company Eterna, ETA undertook detailed design works for a new movement - the "Eterna-Matic 3000 Dato" - in 1961. By the time of its launch, this movement was already being celebrated as a milestone in watchmaking history. Later, the movement was further enhanced by ETA and, in 1975, was placed on the market under the name ETA 2892. Following a third round of improvement, the movement saw a breakthrough in its current incarnation. Today, the ETA 2892-A2 is integral to the inner workings of many expensive luxury watches.
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To the frontiers of space and back
Soyuz rockets are launched in the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and complete their journey into space in three stages. At a height of 45 km, the booster of the first stage is jettisoned. This is followed by the fairing at a height of around 85 km.
There are no fixed boundaries in space; rather, the transition between the Earth's atmosphere and space is fluid. The Fédération Aéronautique International (FAI), the International Air Sports Federation, has adopted Karaman's definition, setting the boundary at 100 km. For the US Air Force (USAF), space begins at 80 km. According to this definition, the Soyuz fairing components have crossed the boundary into space. These models can be idenitified by their white or white-red faces and the marking "Soyuz Fairing".