Raketa Copernicus, Sun & Moon watch, USSR 1990
Russian mechanical watch – Raketa Copernicus (Copernik). Sun & Moon watch. Raketa 2609 HA movement. 19 ruby jewels. Central second hand. Shock protection. Diameter 34 mm, thickness 10 mm. Organic glass. Stainless steel caseback with number #023. Genuine leather band (18 mm). Original box and papers. Made in USSR (1990). Petrodvorets Watch Factory (Raketa). New old stock. Very rare gift for collectors of Russian watches. Must-have Soviet vintage wrist watch.
Sun & Moon hands: The hour hand took the form of a golden disc, representing the Sun, while the minute hand was the Moon, taking the form of a large ring. Once an hour the Sun and Moon hands would overlap for an eclipse on the wrist.