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Accutron and Bulova have fun their shared historical past with NASA and the US area program by releasing the Accutron Astronaut and Lunar Pilot Bulova, every impressed by classic space-age designs.
Accutron’s New Astronaut
NASA labored carefully with Accutron to design timepieces for watches, instrumental panel clocks, and inner mechanisms integrated into the numerous area missions of the mid-Fifties via the Seventies.
Equally, Bulova watches have been worn by astronauts and pilots of the identical period. On August 2, 1971, the Apollo 15 mission commander made lunar historical past by sporting a Bulova chronograph.
An Accutron and NASA 60-minute area program timer from the Sixties.
Referencing the 1968 “T” model of its Astronaut mannequin, Accutron is now relaunching the mannequin with an replace that particularly highlights the watch’s distinctive day/evening bezel. The brand new 41mm metal case Accutron Astronaut is the primary reissue of what Accutron says is “an thrilling new collection of Accutron Astronaut watches”.
The brand new mannequin provides a vintage-perfect double-case sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, however updates the motion with an automated Sellita SW330 GMT caliber which, in one other replace, is partially uncovered by way of an exhibition case again.
Accutron equips the watch with a “bullet” metal bracelet. The Accutron Astronaut is a restricted version of 300 items. Value: $3,500.
Bulova Lunar Pilot
With two new Lunar Pilot watches, Bulova expands its standard Archive collection with true vintage-sized replicas of the Bulova watch worn on the Moon. You would possibly keep in mind the primary (and really profitable) watch within the collection, the fiftieth Anniversary Lunar Pilot Restricted Version, a 45mm mannequin that Bulova celebrated in 2021 on the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission.
The brand new Bulova Lunar Pilot, with black dial.
For the newest mannequin, the case measurement stays surprisingly modern, measuring 43.5mm in diameter.
Bulova provides the brand new watch with a black dial (like the unique) or a sporty two-tone blue and white chronograph dial.
The brand new Bulova Lunar Pilot, with blue and white dial.
Bulova matches each fashions with the model’s unique NP20 high-precision quartz (HPQ) chronograph motion, correct to 1/twentieth of a second.
Each watches can be found on metal bracelets and every additionally comes with an identical leather-based strap.
Bulova pairs the black dial version with a black leather-based strap and provides a blue leather-based strap with the two-tone chronograph. Each bracelets are hooked up to the wrist with locking spring bars for interchangeability with the bracelet as desired. Value: $895.