Copernicus

The more I discover about watches, the more I realize that inspiration to innovate or to create something esthetically different can come from anywhere. Below is a gallery of a Raketa Copernicus from the 80s.

Raketa means ‘rocket’ and this brand of Soviet watches has been created to commemorate the space escapades of the Soviet Union. They have lots of iconic designs and cool ideas to tell time. Below is my Raketa Copernicus in a NOS condition. The big yellow hour hand is a sun and the minute hand personifies a planet. And now we have a small solar system where a planet revolves around a moving sun….

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