Molnija Pocket watch, Military clock

Molnija (Chelyabinsk Watch Factory) – watchmaker from Russia since 1947. The company’s main customer was then the Ministry of Defense of the Soviet Union, providing them with pocket watches and military clocks.

Unique clocks were also produced specifically for use in Soviet tanks, fighter aircraft, submarines and, eventually, spacecraft.

Molnija’s main product is mechanical pocket watches with military, religious and historical motifs. About 80% of the work on most of the watches is done by hand. Some Molnija movements are used in oversized men’s wristwatches. Molnija is the Russian word for lightning.