The Lunokhod-2 watch from Vostok Europe was designed to be used in the most extreme conditions. From deep diving to being in open space (Lunokhod-2 has actually been successfully tested in the stratosphere) - you name it, this watch can handle it. Lunokhod-2 is a watch that combines reliability, functionality, and an amazing design in one attractive package. At our store you can buy Vostok Europe Lunokhod-2 for affordable price/
The durability of the Lunokhod-2 watch is ensured by many design elements, including a special automatic anti-compression valve that’s filled with helium. The helium is used to regulate the pressure inside the watch body as soon as the outside pressure reaches a critical point. This mechanism is necessary for watches that are used by deep divers for prolonged underwater sessions, and it functions equally well in other extreme pressure conditions. The helium molecules used in the valve are smaller than the oxygen molecules in normal air around us, so it responds to increased pressure in a different way. This phenomenon allows helium to be used in such mechanisms, as it is capable of quickly retaining its original volume during decompression and efficiently pushing the glass watch cover back outside.
The watch complications are continuously illuminated with the help of tritium containers produced by mb-microtech in Switzerland. This backlight method is extremely efficient because tritium provides consistent light for at least ten years without any noticeable changes in light intensity. What’s more, this light source doesn’t have to be charged, supplied with batteries, or serviced. The tritium containers are placed vertically around the watch hands and numbers, which provides a very bright backlight that is much better just virtually any other lighting method used for watches.
Divers can use the Lunokhod-2 stopwatch feature to easily measure time underwater thanks to the dedicated one-way rotating bezel and chronograph. An additional timer function will help you stay aware of important upcoming events within the next 31 days.
The watch is named after the second version of the Soviet robotic lunar rover “Lunokhod” (“Moonwalker”), which was meant to explore the mechanical properties of the Moon surface. In addition, the rover also made photos and videos of the surface, conducted various experiments, and observed the solar radiation. Lunokhod-2 was delivered to the Mood on the 15th of January 1973 by the interplanetary station “Luna-21” (“Moon-21”). It turned out that the navigation system of the rover had been damaged, so the crew had to navigate the Moon based on the position of the Sun and their knowledge of the Moon surface.
Fortunately, members of the crew had received a detailed photo map of the Moon surface area where they were supposed to land from unofficial sources, so they were able to navigate the area successfully. So, despite the navigation system setback, Lunokhod-2 was still able to travel longer distances around the Moon than its predecessor. This was made possible by the fact that researchers, engineers, and scientists who worked on Lunokhod-2 were able to draw on the past experienced with the first Lunokhod and make a number of crucial improvements, including an additional third camera at eye level.
As a result, the rover managed to travel 37 kilometers on the Moon surface and send thousands of photos along with 86 panorama shots back to Earth. All that happened during the four months the rover was officially used to research the Moon surface. The research was stopped on the fourth of June 1973. Lunokhod-2 set a number of records during its productive 4-month work life: the longest period of active research on the Moon, the highest rover mass on the Moon (Lunokhod-2 weighed 836 kilograms), the longest distance traveled on the Moon (37 000 meters), and the fastest vehicle on the Moon.