The Vostok-Europe Atomic Age Mecha-Quartz Watch, model VK64-640C699B, stands as a splendid tribute to the Atomic Age, an era marked by groundbreaking advancements in nuclear technology. This period, which began with the activation of the first nuclear reactor in 1942, is epitomized in the watch's design, deeply rooted in the spirit of innovation and change. The timepiece is particularly inspired by Andrei Sakharov, a figure of monumental significance in this era. As a Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident, and Nobel laureate, Sakharov was instrumental in the development of Soviet thermonuclear weapons. However, his legacy is multifaceted, as he later became a vocal advocate for disarmament, peace, and human rights, actions that led to his Nobel Peace Prize recognition in 1975.
Crafted by skilled artisans in Lithuania, the Vostok-Europe Atomic Age Mecha-Quartz is a fusion of unique design elements that reflect the techno-futuristic vision of its era. It boasts a striking polygonal anatomic shape case, a design choice that mirrors the innovative and forward-thinking spirit of the Atomic Age. The case is constructed with meticulous attention to detail from two metal parts. These parts are expertly welded together and secured with two robust rivets, demonstrating the high level of craftsmanship and durability inherent in this timepiece.
The watch is equipped with a custom-designed stainless steel bracelet, ensuring a classic and timeless appearance. Additionally, it includes a bright silicone strap and a ventilated leather strap, offering outstanding comfort and adaptability for everyday wear. The vibrant hue of the straps adds a modern twist to the watch's overall design, complementing its historical inspiration while ensuring a comfortable and secure fit on the wrist.
The dial of the VK64-640C699B is a visual delight, featuring brushed and skeletonized hands that elegantly sweep over a grain-textured surface. This thoughtful design not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the watch but also improves its functionality. The inclusion of tritium illumination ensures that the watch remains legible in various lighting conditions, a subtle yet meaningful nod to the watch's nuclear-inspired heritage.
Powering this remarkable timepiece is the SII VK64 movement, a sophisticated blend of mechanical and quartz technologies. This hybrid movement is renowned for its reliable and precise timekeeping capabilities, combining the intricate beauty of mechanical movements with the accuracy and dependability of quartz technology.
The watch's dimensions, Ø 48mm x 16.5mm, make it a substantial and impressive accessory, suitable for those who appreciate bold and statement-making timepieces. The case back is adorned with a 3D image of the "Atomic Age collection" logo, further emphasizing its historical significance and its place within this distinguished series. The Vostok-Europe Atomic Age Mecha-Quartz VK64-640C699B is more than a mere watch; it is a wearable piece of history that embodies the innovative spirit and transformative vision of an era that reshaped the world.
- Seiko VK64
- Date at 6o'clock
- Mechanical chronograph
- Material: stainless steel
- Diameter: 48 mm
- Water resistance: 20 ATM -- 200 meters -- 656 feet
- Glass: anti-reflective K1 crystal
- Crown: screw-in
- Case back: Screw-in
- Illumination: tritium tube illumination
- Engraved serial number
- Dial color: Black
- Material: mounted on a stainless steel bracelet and includes a leather and two silicon straps
- Lug width: 25 mm
- Buckle: tang buckle made out of stainless steel
- Engraved Vostok Europe logo
- Vostok Europe Atomic age multi-function watch
- 3 straps in total (1 leather and 2 silicon): 1x pre-mounted strap, 2x additional strap
- Vostok Europe dry box
- Vostok-Europe changing tool.
- Warranty pass with operating instructions
- Case Material:
- 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel
- Case Width:
- Dial Color:
- Strap Type:
- Stainless Steel
- Water Resistance:
- 20 ATM