The oldest company of Russia, Petrodvorets Watch Factory "Rocket", was founded by Peter I in 1721. Since 1962, the factory produces watches "Rocket", named after the first space flight by Yuri Gagarin. In 2009, the company entered into a stage of reorganization, under the direction of Creative Director Jacques von Count Polje.
The factory were invited hour engineers from Switzerland, who at various times worked with Rolex, Breguet, Hautlance and dr.Super model Natalia Vodianova joined the team Petrodvorets Watch Factory in 2010. Natalia creates a new watch design "Rocket", which will appear in 2012.
Today Petrodvorets Watch Factory is located in a historic building. This is one of the world’s rare factories producing own watch movements from A to Z, including spiral and balance.
In 2011 it was bought modern equipment group Swatch, which allowed several times to improve the quality of manufactured products.
In 2012 the plant launched its new mechanism of "Auto Launch" and a new model of a clock based on the design of Natalia Vodianova.