Avant-garde is an artistic style that is dedicated to the task of reimagining the future, shaking up what is conventionally accepted and even expected to change in the future. This style of art was brought forth by two Russian artists, Malevich and Kandinsky, who believed art should be left open to interpretation–something that art at the time was not currently doing.
The Avant-garde has certainly inspired the Raketa Avant-Garde, as its name suggests, and you can see the way it is unconventional and different from the others at first glance. This can be credited to the dial that characterises it, featuring three geometric shapes that serve as the hands instead of traditional wands. They include a triangle for the hour hand, a circle for the minute hand and a pointe line for the second hand. Even in the centre of the dial is the text “made in Russia” as a hat tip to the birthplace of the movement.
The Raketa Avant-Garde secures to the wrist using a strapping black leather band that is just as unique with red linen peeking out from beneath the top layer of the strap. Continuing with its uniqueness is the automatic movement that is decorated on the main bridge and the rotor using an avant-garde design that is rarely done in watchmaking.
The price is 1.125 EUR (without VAT) with free delivery worldwide, learn more on the Raketa website.
The specifications of the Raketa Avant-Garde Limited Edition:
Factory: Raketa Watch Factory (Saint-Petersburg)
Number of jewels: 24
Testing positions: 4
Average rate (s/d): -10+20
Average running time (h): 40
Frequency/hour: 18.000 / 2.5Hz
Bi-directional automatic winding: Yes
Stopper of self-winding unit activated during
Decoration: Print (rotor, main bridge)
Material: Stainless steel / PVD black
Diameter: 40,5 mm
Length (lug to lug): 45 mm
Front glass: Sapphire
Back glass: Mineral
Rotating bezel: No
Water resistance: 5 АТМ
Material: Genuine leather
Width: 22 mm