Limited to just 50 units, the Gagarin Tourbillon is inspired by the Vostok space capsule, which successfully completed its test flight into space on 25 March 1961.
The watch features a 60-second orbital flying tourbillon that rotates counterclockwise around the dial counter in 108 minutes – the same time it took Gagarin took to orbit the earth.
The tourbillon is suspended by a sweeping bridge inspired by the 25-meter commemorative statue at Gagarin’s landing site near Engels, Russia.
An integrated rotating magnifying glass allows appreciation of details on the dial, while the tourbillon boasts a mechanical manual winding movement, providing a power reserve of approximately 80 hours.
Other features include a case made out of Platinum 950, sapphire crystal display, micro-engraved text with highlights of Yuri Gagarin’s flight and a complex movement with 264 components and 35 jewels.
The watch is strapped on a black hand-stitched alligator strap with a platinum tang buckle.