Few timepieces can claim a title as the watch that kept the pace during the Space Race. A true groundbreaker and the first watch in space, a Sturmanskie watch remains a highly coveted sports watch to this day. Standard issue for air force pilots in the Red Army, Sturmanskie watches still embody the unique look and style of the Soviet era. These rugged sports watches feature chronograph dial faces, bold graphics, and durable design features that help them stand up to any conditions. Unique performance features on Sturmanskie watches include a compass on the dial face of an Arktika and a Beryllium case on the Sturmanskie Mars, which defines it as a watch that meets the stringent production standards set by the Russian Space Agency. For a vintage and classic look, there is also the Gagarin model based on the exact watch worn by the cosmonaut during his space flight featuring large, green numerals on the dial face that are straight out of the 1960s and a commemorative date of Gagarin's flight at the dial's center. Find your own piece of aeronautic history by looking through the large inventory of Sturmanskie options available on eBay.