Designed as the first Vostok - Europe timepieces for deep diving, the new Anchar line of watches reflect the spirit of their namesake. Every detail of the watch construction was built to correspond to special ISO 2281 standards for diver’s watches.
The best visibility of the watch dial and hands in real conditions of deep diving is provided by the following features:
In order to provide maximum readability of the watch at depth, 16 tritium tubes were incorporated. To best distinguish between the indexes on the dial, those at the 12,3,6 and 9 o’clock positions are in yellow and all other indexes are green. To provide constant indication that the watch is running, the end point of second hand is filled by SuperLuminova powder.
The unidirectional rotating bezel incorporates traditional divers scale to provide set time of diving. The starting point is marked by a dot SuperLuminova. To meet the recommendations of professional divers, two models of the watch were made with an yellow color on the dial. Yellow is the last and most visible color in dep and murky water diving conditions.
The strap is fixed to the watch case by strong steel tube and two screws of the TORX standard and can be easily replaced with another strap using the included, special screwdriver.
Back cover assembly commemorates famous construction of Soviet Amphybia watches a fixed case back pressed to the case body by a draw ring. Such construction provides the highest possible water resistance level in any conditions of watch wearing.
Every Anchar watch set includes both silicon and genuine calf leather straps. The shockproof and water-resistant dry box can be used not only for storage of the Anchar watch set but for holding other important diver-related equipment like a camera or documents on board your boat or yacht.
The world’s fastest submarine, the Russian k-162 “Anchar”, reached a world record speed of 44,7 knots (82.8 km/h) during test trials in the 1970s. Built to be a super - fast attack sub, the titanium hulled Anchar carried the Nato distinction of “Papa” class. Regarded as the predecessan to the more widely known “Alpha” class, the Anchar served the Russian navy at the height of the Cold War and holds speed records thrvough to today.
28 December 1963
21 December 1968
31 December 1969
In reserve, awaiting dismantling
5,197 long tons (5,280 t) surfaced
7,000 long tons (7,100 t) submerged
106.92 m x 11.5 m x 8.1 (350 ft 9 in x 38 ft 1 in x 26 ft 3 in)
2 x VM - 5 M type pressurised water reactors, 177.4 MW (237,897 hp)
2 x steam turbines, 2 shafts 80,000 shp (60MW)
44,7 knots (82,78 km/h; 51,4 mph)
400 m (1,312 ft 4 in) (estimated)
10 x P - 70 Ametist misiles in individual tubes.
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