Romanov descendant uses own BLOOD in watches to «mourn» Russian Revolution

Prince Rostislav Romanov, descendant of the Russian imperial Romanov family, unveiled a watch that incorporates his blood in the design in Moscow, Friday. “We want to use this watch as a symbol, as remembrance of the revolution,” Romanov said, adding “as you can see here on the dial, the blackness is my blood.” There are only five of the limited edition watches, which are not for sale. They will... Еще go to museums in Moscow and Saint Petersburg and will be given to a select few of the watch manufacturer Raketa’s clients. Rostislav Romanov is the great, great nephew of Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II. He was born in Illinois in 1985 and spent his childhood in England. Rostislav is the first imperial Romanov to move back to Russia and currently divides his time between Russia and the UK. The Raketa watch factory (formerly called Petrodvorets) was founded by Peter the Great in 1721 to create precious stone works and jewellery, which the firm did until their factory was destroyed during WWII. It was rebuilt in 1944, and after the war it began to produce watches under the Zvezda (Star) and Pobeda (Victory) brands.

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