Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov
(Михаи́л Тимофе́евич Кала́шников; 10 November 1919 – 23 December 2013) was a Russian general and small arms designer, most famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle. Kalashnikov was a self-taught tinkerer who combined innate mechanical skills with the study of weaponry to design arms that achieved battlefield ubiquity. Even though Kalashnikov felt sorrow at the weapons' uncontrolled distribution, he took pride in his inventions and in their reputation for reliability, emphasizing that his rifle is "a weapon of defense" and "not a weapon for offense"¨(www.wikipedia.org).
Kalashnikov not only stands for the most famous rifle of the world but also for a genius of design, reliability and functionality. In many countries Kalashnikov stands as a symbol for their independence and liberty. His invention was an unfortunately important part to bring freedom and liberty to their country and to get rid of non democratic goverments. As a weapon of defense against totalism. He always dreamt of a world where guns are not needed anymore. In the last years M.T. Kalashnikov said "Weapons we have built enough. Now we must place ourselves to new challenges. Peace becomes a steadfast value."A big motivation of M.T. Kalashnikov, lied in the last years in the co-development of high quality products for the peaceful employment.
On 17 November 2013, Kalashnikov was hospitalized in an Udmurtian, Russia medical facility. He died on 23 December 2013 at a hospital after a prolonged illness.
Since 2002, Ultralux Marketing is holding the license for the production and distribution of Kalashnikov watches. Since the start more than 10‘000 Kalashnikov watches found a proud owner. After a period of restructuring the company Ultralux is proud to announce the relaunch of the brand for spring 2014.
Design and functionality is the foundation of the new Kalashnikov line 2014.
Libertad – simply valuable at a best price range
Justice – follows the great success of the 1st edition as a real collector watch
Solidaridad – a new statement of reliabilty
All watches are Swiss Made and do have a high quality Ronda quartz movement to ensure the high functionality. Together with a strong design in material and colours, Kalashnikov comes up stronger as never before.
Kalashnikov watches bring you time pieces of distinction and superior construction, yet still retain the Kalashnikov design attitude that reflects the echoes of revolution.