On April 12th, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel in space in the Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1) space capsule and return to Earth. During the historic flight, Gagarin wore a Sturmanskie pilot's wristwatch. In 2001 the Volmax Company produced a model to celebrate the jubilee of Gagarin's flight. Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin a lieutenant colonel in the Russian Space forces wore his Gagarin commemorative model in space in 2004 as the flight engineer on the Soyuz TMA-5 mission to the International Space Station. Shargin was the first Russian military cosmonaut to board the station and he wore his Sturmanskie Gagarin for the duration of the 10 day flight.
Aviator / Pilot Limited Edition Luxury Military Oversized (43mm+) Retro / Vintage