The Raketa Avant-Garde watch has been reimagined by stylist The Horophile in his signature violet colour, as a modern tribute to the visionary Russian modern artists of the late 19th and early 20th century.
The Russian Avant-Garde movement has had an immeasurable and irrefutable impact on the world of modern art. With influences ranging from the suprematism of Malevich and the constructivism of Lissitzky to the abstraction of Kandinsky, the Raketa Avant-Garde highlights just how singular the Russian avant-garde art movement was and how relevant it remains.
A work of art in ceaseless motion, the Raketa Avant-Garde offers a play of geometric forms and striking colors that are constantly morphing in composition with the passage of time and the shift between light and dark. The contrast of bright luminescent orange and metallic violet adds an unexpected and electric edge to this piece of wearable art.
Like all Raketa watches, the Avant-Garde is powered by an automatic movement entirely designed and produced at the Raketa Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg. For this special edition, the winding rotor has been finished in a purple colour, while the bridges are printed with an Avant-Garde motif in the same colours as the dial.
Limited to 50 pieces, the Raketa x The Horophile Avant-Garde Limited Edition is delivered with a black leather strap as well as an orange leather strap.
The price is 1,650 EUR (without VAT) with free delivery worldwide.
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 manual winding: Yes
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