Moscow's giant clockwork by Raketa
Time is ticking
Joining the likes of Big Ben and the Kremlin clock, plus huge structures in both Prague and Ganzhou, the all-new clock on the Lubyanka square in front of the FSB (KGB) building in Moscow will be made by Raketa – and construction is scheduled for December this year.
Raketa watches have been manufactured since 1961 by the Petrodvorets Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s oldest factory that was founded by Peter the Great.
Once completed, the giant mechanical clock will be the biggest of its kind in the world. It measures 6 by 7.5 metres with a 13 metre pendulum. The total weight of the movement will be about 5 tons and will be made of aluminum, steel, copper and brass. There are no currently no working clocks in the world with the gears of such size.