Russia is the world’s largest manufacturer of Aviation wristwatches, with a history going back to 1927 when the Russian government decided to build quality timepieces for its military. In the decades that followed, the Russian watch industry produced timepieces specifically built to exacting military standards that were not originally available to the public. The direct descendants of these watches are available today in the Aviator line. From highly complicated chronographs to big-dialed, easy-to-read timekeepers, the Aviator watch by Volmax is the culmination of three quarters of a century of aviation watch
This watch line is distinguished by strict military design and functionality. The design is inspired by classical aviation models. Case is made of brushed steel with a tough look and minimalistic strict shape. The dials have a unique exterior, while applied signs and numerals with Superluminova coating provide an excellent vision in all possible conditions. High quality leather strap with contrast white stitching perfectly fits the watches.
Launched at the turn of the millennium, the Volmax Company set forth with the singular goal to create a new and improved Russian watch while building on the storied history of navel, aviation and space exploration timekeeping. With the intention to compete with the best of the western watchmakers, Volmax focused on innovative design, strict quality control and truly collectible timepieces from day one.
In 2002, the company registered three of the most famed Russian watch brands, Aviator, Buran and Sturmanskie, with the latter holding the distinction of being the first watch in space on the wrist of Yuri Gagarin.
Today, the Aviator line is the official watch of the Russian military aerobatic flying team, the SWIFTS, who fly the MiG 29 Fulcrum at mach speeds in wing-tip to wing-tip maneuvers. Sturmanskie, or “Navigator”, watches proudly continue their unmatched history of use in space, with commemorative editions of Gagarin models and numerous other direct descendents of timepieces worn in orbit, including the first used during a space walk. Volmax set itself apart from other Russian watch companies at the outset, with a direct link to the heritage of the First Moscow Watch Factory combined with young, aggressive watchmakers determined to revive the Russian watch industry to its previous glory. The watchmakers who build the Volmax timepieces in Moscow have a combined experience of more than 300 years.
Using top-quality materials in today’s offering, like sapphire crystals, titanium and surgical grade stainless steel cases, and highly decorated movements, Volmax strives to be more than utilitarian in its production. Largely producing limited editions of fewer than 1,000 pieces and infusing the designs with historical
accuracy and underpinnings, the goal is “quality over quantity.” The result is an unmatched blend of history, quality and design that utilizes the best of the old world and the new.
Ten years into the new century, Volmax is now officially distributed in more than 25 countries around the globe, and has been presented in some of the most prestigious watch fairs, including multiple times at Basel in Switzerland.
Volmax is the new definition of Russian timekeeping.
From the company website.