collection takes its inspiration from the Soviet Era of Russian history.
Союз Советских Социалистических Республик.
Phonetically transliterated to :
Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik (SSSR)
Translated into: Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics – (USSR) or commonly referred to as the Soviet Union.
What is sometimes forgotten in the history books is that it was the Soviet Union that put the first object in Space. It was the Soviet Union that put the first man and woman in space.
Indeed it is true that the Soviet Era can be remembered for a lot of things including the prodigious industry – including that of it’s watchmaking.
Russian watches and indeed Soviet era watches have always been regarded as truly independent and self-sufficient capable of manufacturing.
This autonomous industry of watches produced millions of watches across various factories. Each watch bore witness to history of its own and in some cases it again should be remembered that it was Russian watches and not Swiss watches that were the first to be sent into Space.
From dive watches to dress watches, each timepiece has a unique design language that is uniquely Russian. We have remained true to this code of aesthetics and have taken inspiration from the many chapters of Soviet history covering the Arts, Sciences, Architecture and the Military.
The skill artistry and appreciation of Russian watchmaking continues today. The CCCP line serves to be inspired by the long history and legacy of horology as practiced in Russia.
Indeed some of our watches can lay claim to using original Slava movements and those built from Soviet era movements that are no defunct – making each watch all the more collectable and a unique wearable bookmark of this very significant period in the history of the 20th Century
The 2nd Moscow Watch Factory is the home of SLAVA - Glory watches and clocks. The factory started as the “State Trust for Precision Mechanics – Gostrest Tochmek in 1924 and in 1930 became the 2nd Moscow Watch Factory. During the 1930s the factory developed wrist watches, alarm, wall and car clocks, pocket watches and chess clocks.
At the beginning of the World War 2, the factory was evacuated to Chistopol and concentrated its production on the war effort. This not only included watches for military staff but also, timers and fuses for missiles and other technical military apparatus. As the factory was key to the military, control briefly passed to the Ministry of Armaments.
Following the war, the factory produced watches under the names of Victory and Salute. By the 1950s, the name Slava had been adopted. The factory also briefly produced watches under the name START. As well as producing wrist watches, the factory was also prolific in producing clocks, mainly alarm clocks and wall clocks. Both watches and clocks from the factory were exported abroad, not only to the Warsaw Pact countries but also to western countries such as the United
Kingdom, France and Germany. One of the strongest links to the west was the production of Slava watches for the British Company Sekonda. This relationship lasted from the 1960s until the collapse of the USSR.
The old factory building in Moscow has recently been demolished but the Slava company continues to be remembered for its contribution to the epic, legacy of skill and dedication of the watchmakers of the Soviet Union.
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