Description

APOLLO 11 – Limited watch series for the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing in July 1969

The fact that humans set foot on the moon 50 years ago is, from today’s perspective, a miracle. 32 KB memory and 1 megahertz had to be enough for the on-board computer to control the flight of the “Columbia” module and to land the space shuttle “Eagle”. When this miracle happened in 1969 and astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon, 600 million people (at that time 1/5 of the world’s populaton) watched it live on TV. The enthusiasm and the pride were limitless and have remained until today. With its case and dial, the watch represents a scene that shows the moon with the orbiting Columbia spacecraft, the space and the distant earth.

Functions:
The functions of a circling spacecraft as a second hand and the earth rotating once a day as a 24-hours display were constructed on a mechanical movement. For this, pointer shafts had to be converted into disk carriers and the earth disk had to be fitted horizontally in a 360 ° ring. The desired plasticity of the cosmic scenario was created with multiple dial levels. The moon, with the date display in its center, is designed as a silver circle marked by small craters.

Design:
The watch is supposed to have a technical and massive appearence – like a space capsule. That’s why the “APOLLO 11” measures 46 mm in diameter, has a 10-piece steel case with ion-plated blue bezels and large, bolted parts on the flanks. On the steel back the dates of the moon mission are engraved. A glass window reveals the swinging balance wheel. The superluminova-filled indices and tips of the hands are covered by solid sapphire crystal.

Scope of delivery:
The alligator embossed leather straps in blue are thickly padded, adjusted and mounted to the case. They are also provided with a KRONSEGLER emblem button and a butterfly folding clasp. The watch is delivered in an extra large exclusive box with certificate card, 24-page booklet with detailed description and a polishing cloth

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Additional information

UVP / RRP

€885, 00

Mod.-Nr.

KS737

Uhrwerk / Movement

KS024.021D Automatik 3 Hz = 21.600 A/h CITIZEN Basis, 24-h-Modifikation, 21 Rubis, 38 – 42 h

Gehäusemaße / Dimensions Ø x h

46 x 12 mm

Case material

stainless steel 316L

Crystal

sapphire

Band material

leather

Band width

22 mm

Clasp type

Butterfly folding clasp

Water resistance

5 ATM

EAN

4260181973821

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