BULOVA UNVEILS 50th ANNIVERSARY LUNAR PILOT LIMITED EDITION Commemorating Apollo 15 and Celebrating the Historical Bulova Timepiece Worn on the Moon EMBARGO (August 2, 2021) – Bulova has a rich and storied history with NASA, as part of 46 space missions and once a critical asset to the U.S. space program. On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15’s mission commander, the seventh man to walk on the moon and the first to drive the Lunar Rover, made lunar history while wearing a Bulova chronograph. Today the brand celebrates 50 years since that mission and to commemorate this historic moment, Bulova is proud to announce the 50th Anniversary Lunar Pilot Limited Edition timepiece. With knowledge of Bulova’s engineering expertise within timekeeping, NASA contacted the brand in the 1950’s to help with the U.S. space effort. The partnership lasted from the mid 1950’s up until the 70’s, in which NASA utilized the brand’s innovative tuning fork movement, allowing for watches, instrumental panel clocks and timekeeping mechanisms to take a part in many missions. Crafted specifically for astronomical conditions, the Lunar Pilot watch was used in space to track time, ensuring 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 re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. The timepiece could—and did—perform flawlessly, withstanding pressures of changing atmospheric conditions, fluctuating temperatures and gravitational shifts. Bulova’s 50th Anniversary Lunar Pilot Limited Edition watch, inspired by the original timepiece that was worn on the moon, has been updated with a special 45mm grade-5 titanium case and celebratory gold-tone accents and pushers. Featuring a proprietary high performance quartz movement with a frequency of 262 kHz for unparalleled accuracy, the watch includes the original Bulova logo and dial layout with sapphire crystal with blue AR coating. Set on a supple grey leather NATO strap, the watch is 50m water resistant with a screw down case back featuring a lunar relief design with individualized number. The 50th Anniversary Lunar Pilot watch is limited to 5,000 pieces and comes in special packaging with storybook and commemorative coin featuring date of mission (DOM), 02.08.1971.
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