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Igor signing boxes The multi-function Swiss Soprod movement Lunokhod 2 model inspired by Russian Lunar rovers. Photo by Ken Scheben, TimeVisions.com Hand assembly of Vostok-Europe Lunokhod 2 watch. played a critical roll in the launch and success of Vostok-Europe Today she is the chief financial officer of the company In Valentina and Kosta Markin, VE Chief Designer the beginning, every Vostok-Europe housed a Vostok movement. Actually, they were and are proprietary movements, meaning they are exclusive to VE, with special complications Zubovskj had commissioned, such as day-night indicators and dual time functions. As VE has evolved they have expanded to other movements from Japan and Switzerland and created a diverse line up of timepieces. More than a decade in, the experiment with Vostok continues to thrive. What all started with a suitcase full of watches from deep inside Russia at the end of the cold war has become one the most interesting and creative brands on the market today. AboutTime Magazine | FUNCTION 31