Poljot Kosmos/Space '92

Commemorative Soyuz/MIR mission chronoraphs

Two very exceptional pieces produced by Poljot in the first year(s) following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Both pieces commemorate joint Russian German/French Soyuz spacecraft missions to the MIR space station in 1992, and came complete with certificates of reliability and authenticity signed by the cosmonauts who took part in the missions.

The certificates reads:

"This is to certify that collector's mechanical wrist-watch POLJOT-3133 is manufactured by Joint Stock Company "First Moscow Watch Producing Factory". High quality and reliability of each timepiece of this limited lot of 1,000 (one thousand) items are guaranteed. The members of the Joint Russian-(German/French) team of orbital space station "MIR" confirmed reliable work of this wrist-watch under the conditions of lasting space flight."

As with all popular Russian collectors' chronographs, it is likely that there were more than one numbered editions produced (i.e. unlimited "limited to XXX amount" editions). However it's unlikely that any addition editions were sold with the certificates. Also, note that the numbers on the top-right of the certificate match the numbers on the case backs.

Space '92 case backs

The Space '92 case back with the MIR space station stamp is a great addition to any Poljot chronograph collection. Although, at this point in time, finding either of these original pieces complete with the certificate could prove to be a challenge.

Cosmonaut Sergei Vasiliyevich

Cosmonaut Sergei Vasiliyevich wearing the KOSMOS '92 chronograph.