Vostok Europe Automatikuhr Ekranoplan classic
A masterful Russian engineering work was achieved in the 1960s by building the Ekranoplan. This aircraft was also known as "Caspian Sea Monster". This so-called wing-in-ground vehicle was a type of aircraft that skimmed along the water in extremely low flying altitude at very high speed. The Caspian Sea Monster, the KM Ekranoplan, was not discovered by the Western military powers before the 1990s. This is absolutely astounding regarding its length of over 100 meters and its enormous wingspan of 40 meters. It is hard to imagine how 550 tons of monstrous aircraft were able to fly at a speed of just under 450 km/h in a height of only 10 meters over the water, above the sonar systems but under the radar and thus avoiding the contemporary position systems of the time.
The high effectiveness of this ground effect becomes obvious by the fact that eight of the ten engines were solely required for takeoff and acceleration to travel speed, whereas the proper flight was only carried out by two engines. The Vostok Ekranoplan is a tribute to this ingenious aeronautical master piece.
In addition to 31 hours of power reserve, the Russian automatic clockwork caliber 2432.01 with 32 stones not only provides date display but also 24-hour display and day/ night display. The partially blued parts of the fascinating work can be watched through the screw-in glass back.The Ekranoplan has green tritium lights on hour and minute hands as well as on indices 1-12, permanently ensuring optimum readability. Features Superluminova illumination on rotating bezel/12 o'clock. Water resistant up to 200 meters (20 atm), screw-in crown. Mineral glass. Case diameter: 47 mm. Polished stainless steel case, brown leather wristband with security folding clasp.