Melted rocket engine, SRE Stainless Steel, brushed metal
Booster shell, aluminium - original processed
Sapphire (scratch resistant)
Processed rocket material
Directly from the rocket
Material from the outer shell of the rocket booster, 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 `86 pertains to the year 1986, when the Russians succeeded in placing the first permanently manned space station, the MIR, into operation. It orbited the Earth until 2001.
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 MS-02 was the name of a flight mission in which a Soyuz-series Russian spacecraft travelled to the International Space Station (ISS). It was the 48th visit of a Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS and the 154th flight in the Soyuz programme.
On BoardSergey Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko, Robert Shane Kimbrough
Rocket typeSoyuz FG
Launch locationKazakhstan, Baikonur Cosmodrome 45°57′54″N 63°18′18″E
Launch date19 October 2016
Launch time08:05 UTC