Recently, State Duma deputy Andrei Kozenko, a native of Crimea, urged Russian officials to boycott Swiss watches in response to Switzerland’s sanctions against him and five of his colleagues, all who represent the Republic of Crimea. Switzerland is home to the headquarters of the world’s most famous watch manufacturers, yet it is not the only country producing timepieces.
According to Konstantin Chaykin, the first Russian watchmaker to join the International Academy of Independent Watchmakers, Russian watchmakers were able to rival their Swiss counterparts during the Soviet era, and even now many Russian companies produce outstanding models.
Lenta.ru has selected a few alternatives for Russian officials, patriots and collectioners, both men and women. Now they can show their patriotism while knowing the exact time.