Poljot AVIATOR KOKKINAKI 3105/1735387 pilot watch Russian mechanical watch
- A beautiful AVIATOR KOKKINAKI watch with a vintage look
- Polished stainless steel case, mineral glass, screwed back, Ø 45mm, height 12mm, weight 91g, 5ATM waterproof
- Dial: black, hands: black and white, digits / indices: white luminous color
- Black bracelet made of real leather with white stitching, strap width 22mm
- Made in Russia!
AVIATOR KOKKINAKI - "Russian Aviators" series - Poljot caliber 3105
Wladimir Konstantinowitsch Kokkinaki (* July 12th / 25th June 1904 in Novorossiysk; * 7. January 1985) was a Soviet test pilot. The name and the aircraft of the pilot Wladimir Konstantinowitsch Kokkinaki are engraved on the back cover.
Kokkinaki comes from a Polish-Greek family. He joined the Red Army in 1925 and graduated from the Leningrad Aviation School in 1928. He received further training at the Borisoglebsk flight school and graduated in 1930. In 1931 he went into active service with 11. Fighter squadron. In 1932 he was appointed commander of an aviation division and in 1935 as a test pilot. His first task was to fly in the Kotscherigin TSch-3 attack aircraft, which was new at the time.
In the 1930s he was a member of the I-16 equipped five-man aerobatic team "Krasnye djawoly" (Red Devils). Kokkinaki first drew international attention on 21. November 1935, when he set a new absolute world altitude record for airplanes in a Polikarpov I-15 at 14,575 m, the first record of the USSR to be recognized by the FAI. Kokkinaki completed other record flights, including over long distances. The flight of Kokkinaki and his navigator M. Ch. Gordijenko with the DB-3 "Moskva". On the 28th. April they started in Moscow with destination New York. After 8,000 kilometers with the Trondheim, Reykjavik and Cape Farvel stations, a hurricane over Labrador forced them to climb to 9,000 meters. After all fuel and oxygen had been used up, Kokkinaki landed on 29. April with retracted landing gear next to the lighthouse on the island of Miscou in New Brunswick, Canada. The DB-3 was in the air for 22 hours and 56 minutes, which corresponds to an average speed of 348 km / h. In total, Kokkinaki set 22 world records. In 1938 he became a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
During the Second World War, Kokkinaki remained a test pilot, was promoted to major general in 1943 and chief inspector of the aircraft industry. Until his retirement from active service, he worked as a test pilot. He set his last world record in 1960 when he flew 5018 km with an Ilyushin Il-18 and 10 tons payload and reached an average speed of 693 km / h. In 1961 he became Vice President and 1966 President of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.
For his achievements, Kokkinaki was twice (1938 and 1959) honored as Hero of the Soviet Union, the title "Honored Test Pilot" and the Lenin Prize.
FUNCTIONS: Time display: hours / minutes / side second hand
INDICATORS | SHOW: Date window at position 4
CASING: Polished stainless steel, mineral glass, screwed back, Ø 45mm, height 12mm, weight 91g, width 22mm, 5ATM waterproof
DIAL: Dial: black, hands: black and white, digits / indices: white luminous color
Technical data Poljot / MakTime 3105
Movement caliber: 31 mm
Movement height: 5.38 mm
Functions / complications: hours, minutes, seconds, calendar
Shock protection: Yes (Poljot)
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Daily rate deviation: from -10 to +50 s / day (manufacturer specification MakTime)
Power reserve: 42-45 hours
The Poljot 3133 (3105 is based on the same assembly) movement
Has a Russian heart, driven by Swiss precision. In the early 1970s, Poljot wanted to modernize the 3017 chronograph movement that had been produced to date. The number should increase. The filigree ratchet mechanism of the 3017 was to be replaced with a modern cam switch mechanism. The 3017 was already built on a production line imported from Switzerland by Venus (Fabrique d'Ebauches Vénus SA) based on the Venus 150. This tried and tested procedure was to come into play again in the early 1970s with the new chronograph (31mm). This time a production line was taken over by Valjoux SA (now ETA, Swatch Group) and the movement was given an even stronger Russian heart (balance). The basis for the Russian Poljot 3133 was the Valjoux 7734 resp. 7733. The machines, plans and know-how were bought again in a very good place.
History of Poljot
This goes back to the year 1930. At that time the factory was still called the "First Moscow Watch Factory". The first movements of the new Type-1 for mass production were manufactured for the first time on an imported production line of the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company, Ohio. By 1952, production had increased to 1.1 million watches. The country should be supplied with good watches. The military and science needed more precise clocks. In 1964 the name of the factory was changed to Poljot (flight). The watch industry was not only a necessity but also a showcase project in the Soviet Union and Poljot became the greatest success. Other works such as the alarm plant Poljot 2612 and many more were produced. In 1990 the production level was 5 million watches a year. Hundreds of employees made this achievement possible. In 2004 Poljot had to go bankrupt despite a long and proud history. Many highly qualified employees lost their jobs at that time.
However, the 31mm chronograph production line was taken over by the Moscow company MakTime von Poljot from 2005 and thus saved for the time being. The good standard of production was maintained and in large parts even improved. MakTime then unfortunately had to stop production in 2012 due to bankruptcy. Too few quantities were sold internationally. In the meantime, the company had 700 employees divided into the production of the 31mm chronograph movement and the clocks in Moscow. The other employees worked at the Penza watch factory and produced smaller movements for ladies' watches under the Zaria brand.
Expiry after purchase
The watch is checked by our watchmaker for at least 1 day. Many of our watches are New Old Stock, so our watchmaker measures the watches on the timing machine and adjusts them if necessary. So please be patient that these watches are not dispatched on the same day.
Service and repairs
We have specialized in the repair of Russian clocks and movements for over 25 years. In our fully equipped workshop, everything can be serviced, repaired or repaired around your clock by one of our watchmakers.