Symbols on the clock-face:
In the upper part of the black watch face, at the twelve o’clock mark, there is an eight-pointed windrose – the symbol of determination in achieving the goals and the saving Star of Hope for a better future.
Over the axis of the hands there is a front silhouette of the flying strategic missile carrier Tu-160 “White Swan” (NATO reporting name is “Blackjack”).
Under the axis there is a stylized image of earth – a luminous graticule of navigation instruments.
At the bottom of the emblem, over the six-hour point there are the trademark “Komandirskie” and the nameplate of the watch factory “Vostok”. Under the point – an inscription: “Made in Russia”.
The time points are made in the form of flat golden plates attached to the surface of the face.
Tu-160 is a supersonic strategic bomber-missile carrier with variable wing sweep. It is the biggest supersonic aircraft in the history of aviation, and the heaviest combat plain in the world. It has the heaviest maximum take-off mass among bombers. The pilots have nicknamed it “White Swan”
Long Range Aviation is a part of the Nuclear Triad – Russian strategic weapons of offence, carrying atomic missiles.
On the back cover (caseback) of stainless steel there is an image of the Russian Federation State Emblem. It is circumferentially surrounded by embossed inscription detached by two stars: “RUSSIA” “WATERPROOF”.
The bracelet is made of genuine leather. The stiffening ribs, stamped on the bracelet, increase its life and make it more comfortable to wear.
Since 1965, this mechanical watch has won recognition and trust due to its high accuracy, surplus stocks of reliability and resistance to environmental stress.
Vostok Komandirskie were designed by Russian engineers for use in extremely harsh environments, where there is often no capacity for competent service of the mechanism. At the core of the watch are a reliable shock resistant mechanism,a dust and waterproof case and a special spherical glass.
During “Operation Desert Storm” U.S. military appreciated the practicality of this watch. Ten thousand copies of Vostok Komandirskie with commemorative symbols were made for the participants of the Operation under Ministry of Defense’s order. These watches are valuable relics, kept today in many American families.