'65 Launch Sequencer
Melted booster shell, SBS-Aluminium, blasted
Brass, galvanic silver
Sapphire (scratch resistant)
Processed rocket material
Produced from the rocket shell
SBS aluminium is produced using a metallurgical process. SBS stands for “Soyuz Booster Shell”. The forging of the material involves the addition of 0.67% copper and 5.68% tin and the removal of 2.89% manganese.
The story to the name
'65 Launch Sequencer
The name `65 pertains to the year 1965, in which Alexey Leonov completed the first orbit of the Earth. He was the first person to experience the weightlessness of the body in the vastness of space. As such, he is the namesake of our Leonov Collection.
The origins of perhaps the most successful Swiss automatic chronograph movement of all time date back to the year 1901, the founding date of the firm J & C. Reymond Frères S.A. Later, they continued to produce the legendary movement under a new company name, Valjoux S.A. The movement was all but made redundant during the Quartz crisi of the 1970s. Today, the ETA Valjouz 7750 is produced and distributed by ETA. Many of the world's best-known watch brands incorporate this movement into their timepieces in one form or another.
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Perfection down to the smallest detail
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".
SOYUZ TMA-18M was the name of a flight mission to the International Space Station (ISS). It was the 44th visit of a Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS and the 150th flight in the Soyuz programme. The Soyuz spacecraft undocked Soyuz TMA-16M as a crew return vehicle since the Soyuz spacecraft have only a 210-day design life.
On BoardSergei Volkov, Andreas Mogensen, Aidyn Aimbetov
Rocket typeSoyuz FG
Launch locationKazakhstan, Baikonur Cosmodrome 45°57′54″N 63°18′18″E
Launch date2 September 2015
Launch time04:37:42 UTC