Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program - a unique wristwatch containing lunar surface flown material!
The watch “50 Years” LM5 is limited to 6 pieces only and each watch is unique.
The dial is milled from brass with a honeycomb structure, skeletonized, and coated in "Moongrey".
It has a sandwich construction and consists of several layers. In the openings at the watch digits from 1 to 12 (except for the 6) are small pieces of the OPS (Oxygene Purge System/part of the PLSS of the lunar suit) privately originally from the collection of mission commander, David Scott. These artifacts were used both on the moon in all moonwalks and when deployed with the first lunar rover. This OPS was also used on Al Worden's first deep space EVA.
The hand-wound movement is a UNITAS 6498 made in Switzerland, refined and gold-plated in Germany. The honeycomb skeleton was designed and manufactured in Till Lottermann's watchmaker's workshop in Mannheim. The back of the watch can be seen through a sapphire crystal. Here, too, you will find unique watchmaking art in perfection:
A three-quarter plate was used here, which is also skeletonized. Instead of dividing the movement into many different bridges, three-quarter plates connect all the wheels and movement parts onto a single platform. This highly complicated technique requires a great deal of precision and specialist knowledge.
Optional: The bezel and the ring on the case back can also be ordered in a silver-plated version.
The presentation for the watch is a scale model (1:13 scale) of the command module with a window. The clock is presented on the lunar surface and can be illuminated from the inside. A metal model of the landing module also accompanies the watch.
Astronaut Charlie Duke (Apollo 16) personally signed the top of the capsule.
Each watch is handmade on order - count about 4-6 weeks for delivery.