Vostok Europe ALMAZ Space Station Automatic Black/Black Watch NH35/320C257


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Description

The Almaz (Russian: Алмаз, "Diamond") program was a highly secretive Soviet military space station program, begun in the early 1960s.

Three crewed military reconnaissance stations were launched between 1973 and 1976: Salyut 2, Salyut 3 and Salyut 5. To cover the military nature of the program the three launched Almaz stations were designated as civilian Salyut space stations. Salyut 2 failed shortly after achieving orbit, but Salyut 3 and Salyut 5 both conducted successful manned testing. Following Salyut 5, the Soviet Ministry of Defence judged in 1978 that the time consumed by station maintenance outweighed the benefits relative to automatic reconnaissance satellites.

The space stations cores were known internally as OPS (Russian: ОПС, GRAU index 11F71 and 11F71B), from "Orbital Piloted Station" (Russian: Орбитальная Пилотируемая Станция).[1] As part of the Almaz program several spacecraft for supportive roles were developed: The VA spacecraft, the Functional Cargo Block and the TKS spacecraft, which were to be used in several combinations.[2][3] The heritage of the Almaz program continues to this day with the ISS module Zarya being one example.

Almaz-Space-station

Technical specs

Type Sport/Casual
Movement SII NH35A Automatic (24 jewels)
Tolerance Mean daily rate of -20/+40 seconds per day (~41 hours power reserve)
Crystal Hardened K1 Mineral Crystal with anti-reflective coating (the K1 crystal system provides the shatter resistance of mineral and the scrratch resistance of sapphire in one crystal. It is the optimum crystal for rugged, sports and adventure watches)
Luminosity Super-Luminova
Dial Color Blue
Crown Screw down
Bezel Uni-directional, diver style
Case Material 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel
Case Width 47mm diameter (17mm thick)
Case Back Full
Strap Material Black Leather with white contrast stitching
Strap Measurement 22mm
Clasp Type Buckle
Water Resistance 20 ATM -- 200 Meters -- 656 Feet
Other Features Numbered Limited Edition

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