On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 made lunar history—and with it a Bulova moon pilot chronograph. Customized for lunar conditions, the watch could precisely track time and ensure that no one ran out of oxygen, water or battery power in the portable life-support-system backpack. It was also used to back up the on-board timers for the critical reentry into the earth’s atmosphere. The original Bulova moon pilot chronograph, the only privately owned watch to make space history, sold at auction for an astronomical $1.625 million!
Bulova’s legendary engineering expertise was tapped by NASA to help with the US space efforts. That partnership led to 46 missions together, from the mid-1950s into the 1970s, and Bulova’s innovative Accutron technology was used in all instrument panel clocks and timekeeping mechanisms.
Bulova’s making history again. Their new special edition moon chronograph replicates that original timepiece, updated with an exclusive high performance quartz movement with a 262kHz vibrational frequency for unparalleled accuracy, to continue a history of precision timing. Other features include super-luminous hands and markers, tachymeter, and calendar in a 316L stainless steel case, and water resistance to 50 meters. There’s also a choice of bracelets: a stainless steel version, or a set with two interchangeable straps—a black nylon with nubuck leather patch and a textured black leather.
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