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Thomas Earnshaw is revered as a legend and pioneer in the field of watchmaking. Born in Manchester, England, in 1749, he was famous for his work in refining and improving the marine chronometers of the time. These were the marine chronometers, crucial to the voyages of Royal Navy ships as they scoured the globe in the golden age of English history of science and exploration. None more than Chronometer no. 506, worn by HMS Beagle which took Charles Darwin on his trip around the world to inspire his groundbreaking study of evolution, “On the Origin of Species”.
Often overlooked in history books, the Soviet Union played a major role in the space conquest by being the first state to send an artificial satellite in space – named Sputnik; followed by the first living being – a dog named Laika. A few years later, Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space and Valentina Terechkova, the first woman.
Watchmaking played a particularly important role as early as 1924, when the Soviet Slava movement came into being, equipping the vast majority of CCCP watches.
We find in the DNA of this Russian brand all the military and industrial heritage that made its fame during the space conquest.