KIROVSKIE, Hand winding Special edition In a war time story it is said that the Â«KirovÂ»-watch was created at Stalins command. When he learned that the officers of his Red Army did not own any comfortable wrist watches, he summoned representatives of the â€œKirovâ€ watch factory and ordered the development of such a watch by the next morning. Thus, in only one night the factorys engineers managed to remake the commonly found pocket watch model into a wrist watch, thereby completing the officers outfit. In 2000, â€œPoljot-Internationalâ€ recreated this historical watch by producing a replica. The dial colouring, the letters and the inscription on the dial: â€œ1st GCHZâ€ (â€œFirst State Watch Manufacturerâ€) are identical to that of the original. The unique band fixation and the increased coating of the hands for enhanced luminosity were equally maintained.