Poljot: Brand Information
Updated 7 Aug 2008 by Editor, RussianWatchGuide.com
Poljot watches are manufactured by the First Moscow Watch Factory. The factory began producing watches in 1930, and started using the Poljot brand name in 1961.
Poljot watches are higher-end Russian watches and cost more than most Russian watch brands. An average Poljot watch costs around $300. Some gold President-series Poljot watches sell for upwards of $10,000.
The Sturmanskie watch manufactured by the First Moscow Watch Factory has the distinction of being the first watch in space.
In 1966 the First Moscow Watch Factory was awarded the highest Soviet award, the Order of Lenin, for developing the national watch industry.
In 1992 the administration of the Russian president selected Poljot to be the rewarding watch from the President of the Russian Federation.
In recent years, the First Moscow Watch Factory scaled back production. Some of its equipment was purchased by Volmax, a Russian watch company launched by ex-Poljot employees. Volmax now uses the term "Poljot" for some of its watch movements.
The official site for Poljot is poljot.com
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