SHOOTING FOR THE MOON
On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 made history - and with
it a Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph.
Customised for astronomical 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.
Bulova’s legendary engineering expertise was tapped by NASA to help with the U.S. 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. On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 made history — and with it a Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph.
The original Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph - the only
privately-owned watch to make space history - sold at auction
for an astronomical $1.625 million!
TO THE MOON AND BACK
The new Lunar Pilot has landed.
Watch lovers, space enthusiasts, and collectors rejoice – our mission is complete with this highly anticipated timepiece that has re-entered the style orbit replicating the exact case size as the original watch that travelled to the moon.
The two new styles feature original design elements, including the 43.5mm case size and striking new dials in bold blue and white or classic black. Each watch is paired with a multi-link silver-tone stainless steel bracelet and a luxurious NATO leather strap with an easy-release system for quick changes.
With the inspired new design of this coveted chronograph powered by Bulova’s proprietary high-precision quartz movement with a continuously sweeping second hand – what’s not to love?