Vintage Poljot 2200 Watch (No Strap)

$6,850.00 USD
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This watch, being the thinnest in the world at the time and remaining the thinnest Russian watch ever produced, utilizes a 1.85mm mechanical movement. Production was discontinued shortly after its introduction due to its fragility and tendency to parts breakage. This watch is intended as a collectors piece and should not be worn daily.

Step back in time with the exquisite Soviet Poljot 2200 wristwatch, a true testament to Soviet engineering prowess and horological heritage. This exceptional timepiece, crafted by the First Moscow Watch Factory, is not merely a watch but a piece of history that graced the wrists of many during a period of significant technological advancements and geopolitical shifts.

The Poljot 2200 was produced circa 1965-1966 by the First Moscow Watch Factory. This period was significant as the Soviet Union felt it was at the forefront of technological advancements, particularly in space exploration. Poljot watches symbolized the precision and ambition of Soviet innovation during the Cold War​.

This particular Poljot 2200 is the 934th ever made out of an estimated production run of 2,000 pieces, as seen on the rear of the case.

Historical Significance:

The Poljot 2200 wristwatch emerged during the mid-1960s, an era marked by intense competition and innovation between the superpowers. Established in 1930 under orders from Joseph Stalin, the First Moscow Watch Factory, later known as Poljot (meaning "flight" in Russian), became the heart of Soviet watchmaking. Poljot gained international acclaim for producing watches used in space missions, including those worn by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin during the first human spaceflight in 1961​.

Technical Specifications:

  • Movement: The Poljot 2200 is powered by an exceptionally thin 1.85mm mechanical movement, making it the thinnest Soviet mechanical movement ever produced and one of the thinnest in the world. This hand-wound movement is a hallmark of Soviet craftsmanship.
  • Case: Encased in a solid .583 (14K) gold case, the Poljot 2200 boasts a classic design that combines both functionality and elegance. The solid construction reflects the ruggedness required during its time of manufacture​ (WatchWorthy)​.
  • Dial: The watch features a clear, easy-to-read dial designed for optimal visibility in various lighting conditions.
  • Dimensions: With a case diameter of approximately 22mm, this wristwatch maintains a timeless aesthetic, suitable for both formal and casual wear.

Why Own a Poljot 2200?

Owning a Poljot 2200 is akin to owning a piece of Soviet history. It represents an era of remarkable scientific achievements and showcases the enduring quality of Soviet watchmaking. Whether you're a watch enthusiast, a history buff, or someone who appreciates fine craftsmanship, the Poljot 2200 wristwatch is a timeless addition to any collection.

Embrace the legacy of the Soviet era with the Poljot 2200 wristwatch – a blend of historical significance, technical innovation, and timeless design.

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