Let’s go to a new Pitch Watch
Precisely 50 years ago on August 2, 1971, David Scott the commander of NASA’s Apollo 15 mission became the seventh man to set foot on the Moon and the first to pilot the Lunar Roving Vehicle. During the entire mission, David Scott wore a Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph on his wrist, equipped with the innovative Accuntron technology whose gold was to measure time in order to avoid the depletion of oxygen, water, and battery power in the portable life-support-system backpack, the same watch that in 2015 was sold at auction for $1,625 million.
The relationship between Bulova and NASA led to more than 46 joint missions in the period between the mid-1950s into the 1970s.
Today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 15 and its lunar landing, Bulova has just released a commemorative limited edition of 5,000 individually numbered pieces.
The new Bulova Lunar Pilot comes in a 45mm Titanium Grade 5 case with steel and gold-tone details, anti-reflective sapphire glass, gold-tone bezel, crown and push-buttons, and a screw-on case back also in gold-tone engraved with an astronaut on the lunar surface and references to the Apollo 15 mission, 50th anniversary and it’s individual numbering.
The gray dial features the usual configuration with an inner ring with tachymeter scale, three gold-tone counters, an hour counter at 3 o’clock, a minute counter at 6 o’clock, and a small seconds at 9 o’clock clock, hour indexes and hands filled with Super-LumiNova and a gold-tone central seconds hand.
Inside, it is equipped with high-performance quartz technology, with a 262 kHz vibrating frequency that guarantees high precision.
The watch is offered with a gray leather NATO strap and comes in a special case, which in addition to the new Lunar Pilot includes a commemorative coin and storybook detailing the mission. The watch is now available for pre-order at a price of $995 and will be ship from October 8th.
More information at www.bulova.com.
Model: Lunar Pilot Limited Edition
Case Material: Titanium Grade 5 with steel and gold-tone details
Case Dimensions: 45 mm Diameter, 13.5 mm thick
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Stainless steel gold-tone
Water Resistance: 50 Meters
Strap: Gray NATO leather strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, chronograph, tachymeter bezel
Price: $ 995
Limited Edition: Yes, 5,000 pieces