Of all the Raketas I have ever seen, this one has the best designed dial. According to the Raketa website, the dial of this watch is made in the same style as the instruments on Russian aircraft from the 1936-1948 period. Whatever may be the case, the face of this watch is extremely well-designed. It definitely has a “military” feel to it, and while the luminosity of the hands and numbers is not as powerful as the super-luminova found on Aviator or Sturmanskie watches, it is still very decent. Considering the legendary high quality of the Raketa mechanisms and the superb dial, it is absolutely baffling that such a watch can be purchased for about 40-50 dollars. This watch is, in my opinion, the best possible choice for somebody wanting to try out 24 hour watches but being unwilling to invest in an expensive watch.
Raketa Pilot