Volmax (Aviator, Buran, Sturmanskie, RChZ): Brand Information
Updated 30 Aug 2014 by Editor, RussianWatchGuide.com
See also Sturmanskie and Buran
Volmax is a Moscow-based company that produces the Aviator, Buran and Sturmanskie watch brands. They also produced the Russian Watch Factory brand (RChZ).
Volmax was formed in 2000 by former Poljot employees.
In 2002, the company registered three of the most famed Russian watch brands, Aviator, Buran and Sturmanskie, with the latter holding the distinction of being the first watch in space.
The Aviator line is the official watch of the Russian military aerobatic flying team, the SWIFTS.
Most Volmax watches use Russian movements. Others use Swiss ETA movements.
Volmax says it sets itself apart from other Russian watch companies "with a direct link to the heritage of the First Moscow Watch Factory combined with young, aggressive watchmakers determined to revive the Russian watch industry to its previous glory."
Some retailers refer to Volmax watches as Poljot watches. However, this is not strictly accurate. Volmax watches do not use the Poljot brand name or logo on their watches. However, some do use Poljot movements (made by Maktime).
Volmax watches are not cheap. These are quality watches with a very good level of finish. An entry-level Aviator watch costs about $150. Many Volmax watches sell for between $500 and $1000. Some cost much more.
Many Volmax watches fit in the category of "limited edition" or "collectors" watches.
Volmax is officially distributed in more than 25 countries.
See the Aviator 45mm review and Aviator 26669 review.
Where to Buy
The best place to buy a Volmax watch is from an official, authorized retailer. See Where to Buy a Russian Watch and Best Prices, Deals & Special Offers.
The official site for Volmax is www.aviatorwatch.ru/
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