Strela (СТРЕЛА) Cosmos Chronograph

The historic Strela chronograph model has been reissued by the Strela company now based in Munich (Germany). The owners of the Strela company are of Russian origin and the company prides itself to be closely tied to Russian watchmaking, using Russian movements from Poljot/MakTime. However, some models have been introduced with Seagull ST19 Chinese mechanical movements. Strela CO38CYB-S models are equipped with a Poljot 3133 hand-winding movement (system Valjoux 7734) featuring a date function and a 48h power reserve.

  • Ref: Strela CO38CYB-S
  • Diameter: 38.00 mm
  • Thickness: 14.00 mm
  • Lug width: 20.00 mm
  • Caliber: Poljot 3133

The modern Strela Chronograph COSMOS models: CO38CYB with Poljot 3133 and CO40LAB Seagull ST19. Credits: STRELA
The modern Strela Chronograph COSMOS models: CO38CYB with Poljot 3133 and CO40LAB Seagull ST19. Credits: STRELA

Those modern Strela editions have a sapphire crystal, a 20mm lug width (instead of 19mm) and a diameter of 38mm. Moreover, they provide a water resistance of 50m (5ATM). CO40LAB models have a diameter of 40mm and no date with a manual wind Seagull ST19 caliber inside. The CO42 models are for bigger wrists with a 42mm diameter, reference CO42CYB being a good example of that. These Strela Cosmos models definitely keep the same spirit as their ancestors from the 1960s and offer great mechanical timepieces for the price. The black dial model can be considered as a cheaper (and Russian) Omega Speedmaster alternative. Retailing at around $700, those mechanical chronographs are worth considering!

  • Ref: Strela CO40CYW, CO40LAW, CO40LAB, CO40CYB
  • Diameter: 40.00 mm
  • Thickness: 14.00 mm
  • Lug width: 20.00 mm
  • Caliber: Seagull ST19

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