Apollo Watch with Lunar Meteorite by Col & MacArthur (Quartz)
£449.00 – £1,349.00
THE FIRST STEP ON THE MOON
On July 20th, 1969 at 9:56 pm (UTC-5), Neil Armstrong, aged 39, was the first to touch the lunar surface with his footprint uttering the now famous phrase “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.
50 years ago to the day, Man accomplished an extraordinary feat by finally putting his foot on a celestial object other than Earth.
The “LUNAR 1969” limited edition watch of 1969 numbered pieces pays tribute to these pioneers of space travel that stirred the dreams of all mankind.
This timepiece retraces the epic Apollo missions. It contains the geographical coordinates of each lunar landing. On the lunar surface, a bright spot indicates the location of the first step on the Moon.
To mark this historic moment in time, the date of the Apollo XI landing, “July 20 1969″ is engraved on the case at 9:56 pm, while the name of the famous basalt basin “Mare Tranquillitatis” is engraved at exactly 12 o’clock.
To add a celestial touch to this mistress of time, we’ve also inserted a fragment of a lunar meteorite at the 12-hour mark – which comes with a certificate of authenticity.
An extraordinary and authentic story to pass on to future generations …
To make this watch even rarer, the watchmaker offers the unique opportunity to have each watch of the “LUNAR 1969” collection sent to the edge of space, where it will come into direct contact with an environment of -60° C and with a pressure close to 0.
The watch will then be recovered by a company that specializes in the field, and delivered to the acquirer’s doorstep in mint condition, together with a certificate authenticating the altitude of the flight.
A certificate proving the authenticity of the fragment lunar meteorite will be delivered with the watch as well as the possibility to get knowledge of the various components of the lunar rock through an official website The meteoritical society“.
In the event of a stratospheric flight, Col & MacArthur will provide a document certifying the takeoff and the height of the flight. This certificate will be sent with the watch. Last but not least, the words “SENT INTO NEAR SPACE” followed by the date of the flight will be engraved on the backcover of the watch.
The watch has a limited edition of 1969 and will be sold in order starting with number 1. Watch number 15 is already taken by Apollo Astronaut Al Worden as we gifted him a specially engraved watch to commemorate his achievements as Command Module Pilot on the Apollo 15 mission.
The first test flight into near space of a lunar 1969 watch.
|Swiss Made version||5 Jewel / golden|
|Standard battery Life||60 months|
|Material||Stainless Steel 316L|
|Differential Pressure||5 Atmosphere (50 meters)|
|Material||Stainless Steel 316L|
|Buckle||Butterfly double lock mechanism|
Standard flight includes an ascent in the stratosphere at an altitude of more than 30km in extreme conditions with temperatures down to -60 ° C and a pressure approaching absolute vacuum.
A signed certificate will be provided for each watch that was on board the cargo.
This premium option allows a standard flight with an onboard camera to see the ascent of the watch from the ground up to an altitude of over 30km.
The watch is also available in a mechanical automatic version.