I present one of the first Russian version of legendary Tutima Glashütte chronograph that was issued to the Luftwaffe (German airforce) pilots in the Second Wold War. This example was produced in Soviet Union in ca. 1944 with using machines and projects taken over by the Russians from the Glashütte factory at the end of the Second World War.
The original 1МЧЗ Kirova was the most important military chronograph in the Soviet Union up until the production of the Strela began in the 1950's. The logo 1МЧЗ is the Russian abbreviation for the "First Moscow Watch Factory." This logo was also used, for instance, on the Shturmanskie worn by Yury Gagarin during his first historic spaceflight. After the first manned spaceflights, the First Moscow Watch Factory adopted the brand "Полет" or "flight" in honor of these great Soviet achievements. This became the most famous higher-end watch brand in the Soviet Union.
Dial: Matte black, Arabic numerals
Movement: Urofa 59
Serial number of the movement: 218668
Case: Matt chrome case with screwed stainless steel back and knurled bezel, bidirectional rotating, silvered, special octagonal caseback
Crystal: Acrylic ( an old crystal has some microcracks, at the buyer's request, I can replace the cracked crystal with a new one )
Band Type: vintage brown genuine leather strap
Band Length: 25 cm including watch
Special features: Stop device with fly back function
Tropical dial is in original very good condition ( never restored or repainted ).
The mechanical hand winding movement is in very good working condition, chronograph function works properly.
Diameter without crown: 39 mm
Diameter with crown: 45 mm
Lug to lug width (lenght): 49 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Lug width (strap): 20 mm
Tracked and insured shipping 30 EUR ( European Union ) 50 EUR ( Worldwide )
- MCHZ KIROVA
- Fliegerchronograph cal. Urofa 59
- Mechanical hand winding
- Case material
- Chromed, Silver
- Chronograph wristwatch
- Shipped Insured
- Worn with little to no signs of use