Russian Mechanical Watch PAKETA Big Zero Glasnost Perestroika USSR NOS
RAKETA Big Zero watch worn by Mikhail Gorbachev in the 80s. While in an official visit to Italy, he was asked by local journalists what perestroika meant for Russia. Gorbachev replied that Russians decided to start their lives from zero and showed them his own Raketa wristwatch which read 0 in lieu of the 12 mark.
Mechanical movement Raketa 2609 with 19 Ruby jewels. Hand-winding. Shock-proof balance. Central second hand. Fully wound watch runs not less than 36 hours. Diameter: 38 mm (40 mm inc.crown) x h 9 mm. Comes with original papers, box and leather band. Made in USSR. 100% original! The serial number (back case) #838. Very rare gift for collectors!