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Accutron and Bulova Revive Iconic Timepieces Worn on Space Missions

Accutron and Bulova have launched a series of new timepieces in celebration of their shared history with NASA and the U.S. Space Program — the Accutron Astronaut and the Bulova Lunar Pilot.

In bringing back the iconic 1968 “T” model, which was the first worn on the Mercury-Atlas 9 space mission, Accutron’s newly reiterated Astronaut watch comes outfitted with a monochrome, day/night bezel. Arriving in a 41mm stainless steel case, the watch houses an SW330 GMT movement with a 56-hour power reserve, and is partially revealed through the double box sapphire crystal caseback. Completing the timepiece is an equally iconic matte black dial, illuminated with applied raised indices, silver pitched hands, Super-LumiNova accents, and a stainless steel bullet bracelet.

On the other hand, Bulova has produced two new Lunar Pilot chronographs modeled off their custom 1971 timepiece worn by the Apollo 15’s mission commander. Replicating the original model’s size, both pieces feature a 43.5mm stainless steel case, complete with a matching multi-link bracelet, and are powered by the NP20 High Precision Quartz chronograph movement. Design-wise, one version arrives in a blue and white tone-tone dial design, while the other variation stars a classic black dial. The chronographs also come with a set of two straps, which include the stainless steel bracelet and NATO leather strap that matches its respective dial color.

For the price of $3,500 USD each, the new Accutron Astronaut is available in a limited run of 300 units via the brand’s official website. Meanwhile, the two Lunar Pilot timepieces each retail for $895 USD. For more information on their availability, visit Bulova’s website.

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