“Almaz” means “diamond” in Russian, so the Vostok Europe Almaz watches set high expectations even before you’ve had a chance to see them, and they don’t disappoint! At the core of all Almaz watches is the NH35A mechanism that is produced in Japan. The watch can be manually wound and offers the stop function for the second hand. Almaz watches display both time and date, and their complications are covered with the SuperLuminova solution, so you’ll never lose track of time - not even at night. At our online shop one can buy Vostok Europe Almaz watches for the best market price.
The watch body is made of stainless steel that is covered with a layer of PVD in the red gold color and adorned by 24 rubies. The diameter of the watch body is 47 millimeters; the thickness is equal to 17 millimeters. It is protected by a mineral anti-glare glass cover. The watch is waterproof, so you can dive as deep down as 200 meters and not worry about it getting damaged. Thanks to the bezel with additional indexes, you can use the Vostok Europe Almaz to track the time you spend underwater.
The Almaz watches come equipped with 22 millimeter leather straps. If you buy Vostok Europe Almazwill you will also find all necessary watch documentation and a one-year warranty in the box.
This watch model is dedicated to the Almaz orbital space station which was developed by Soviet engineers and scientists in the 1960s. These years were marked by an increased intensity of the Cold War as the silent hostility between the USA and the Soviet Union grew more and more palpable. Almaz was developed as an answer to the American MOL (Manned Orbiting Laboratory) space station. Both stations were intended to be used for military purposes, including photographic and and radio technical intelligence, as well as controlling military vehicles on Earth from the orbit. To achieve these goals, Almaz was equipped with a special telescope called “Agat-1.” Agat-1 could make photos and send them back to Earth, which made it a valuable tool for the station. In addition, there were 14 long-focus length cameras installed on Almaz to make detailed photos of the Earth.
“Kosmos-1870,” an automated version of the Almaz project, was successfully launched on the 18th July 1987. It was able to shoot numerous high resolution photos of the Earth surface, which were later used by the USSR for military and economic purposes. A new and improved version of Almaz with updated, more precise on-board equipment was called “Almaz-1” and launched to the orbit on the 31st March 1991. In addition, all Soviet orbit stations (“Salut” and “Mir”), as well as the modern Russian block on the International Space Station were created based on the Almaz project.