My latest addition to the 3133 watchbox is a late 1989 /early 1990 Camel Trophy chronograph.
The Camel Trophy was a 4*4 endurance competition/expedition that was held in different locations around the globe between the years 1980 and 2000. The event was sponsored by Camel brand cigarettes owned by R.J. Reynolds tobacco.
In 1990, the competition took place in the Soviet Union between the cities of Bratsk and Irkutsk on a route through the taiga and down the western shore of lake Baikal.
A vidoe of the event: 1990 Camel Trophy - Siberia - YouTube
My guess, based on the age of the movement, is that Poljot was commissioned to produce the watch by the organizers of the event prior to the event taking place. The entire design of this watch was very new and unique to anything Poljot had produce prior to 1990. Whether or not all of the components (other than the movement) were manufactured by Poljot, or one of it's regular suppliers, is unknown to me. However, the case design, in it's new stainless steel form, as well as similar minute and hour hands, are to this day still utilized by Poljot International.
The glass display back is very similar, if not identical, to another ca. 1990 Poljot chronograph that I own.
And here's the best part of the watch...
the secret compartment!
Hey, how did she get in there?
In this wrist shot, you can just barely make out the tiny metal camel on the original black strap.
As you may know, Camel Trophy watches were not unique to this event. Check out this excellent Camel Trophy watch collection:
Camel Trophy Adventure watch collection