Strela ( Arrow in English ) is one of the best chronographs from the Soviet Union. The movement is based on the Swiss movement Venus caliber 150. The production equipment of the Venus 150/152 caliber was imported from Switzerland to the Soviet Union in the mid-fifties. The first model was introduced around 1959 and at first, it was only available to the Soviet Air Forces (BBC) and a few higher-ranking officials. Throughout time, the STRELA became more and more available to a wider circle of people like scientists and members of the Russian Railway and so on. At a certain point, the watch was available to anyone who had the appropriate rubles.
Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov became the first human to walk in space (EVA). He was outside the spacecraft for 12 minutes and 9 seconds, connected to the craft only by a 5.35-meter tether. He achieved something no human ever achieved before. A milestone in space exploration never forgotten. Leonov was wearing STRELAs during the mission.
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