THROUGH SPACE AND TIME
With the new “ORBITA” from Poljot-International.
The International Space Station (ISS) is mankind’s largest and longest-lived space station to date. Originally planned as a military station by the USA, it has been operated and further developed by 16 countries and 5 space agencies in international cooperation since construction began in 1998. It is the largest satellite in Earth orbit and the largest man-made object in space. The ISS orbits the Earth once in about 93 minutes at an altitude of about 400 km. Since November 2, 2000, the ISS has been permanently inhabited by space travelers.
The new “Orbita” model is dedicated precisely to this ISS space station, with the entire design orientation meticulously adapted to the space theme.
Looking at the dial, one immediately notices the second time zone at 3 o’clock, representing the ISS space station and Earth. The second hand at the 6 o’clock position is also symbolically designed as a small space station. The red markings make it easier to read the seconds. The hour markers in the outer area of the dial are placed in the form of small stars, which once again picks up on the space theme. There is also a day and night indicator in the 9 o’clock area. All the blue-coated hands are also provided with blue luminous paint to ensure good readability of the time even in the dark.
No ideas were spared on the leather strap either. A gray suede strap with side stitching and an embedded metal logo fully emphasizes the theme.
The round 43-millimeter stainless steel case is covered with a sapphire crystal and carries the skeletonized and engraved hand-wound caliber 9931-PI with a power reserve of 36 hours, which is visible through a glass back. With a limited edition of only 300 pieces and a very good price/performance ratio, the new model exceeds all expectations.