Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Hour, minute and second hands with calendar.
Power reserve : 72 hours with/without chronograph function in use. The story behind this incredible. First presented at Basel-world 2008, this remarkable watch was first used in October 2008 when the private space adventurer, Richard Garriott, took it into space on his mission to the International Space Station (ISS).It had been built expressly for his space flight and was designed to withstand the extreme temperatures, pressures and radiation conditions involved in an Extra-vehicular Activity (EVA), or spacewalk. It performed flawlessly throughout Richards 12-day flight in space.
Subsequently, in December 2008, two Spring Drive Spacewalk watches were worn by a Russian cosmonaut throughout a 5-hour-38-minute EVA. During the EVA, both the time of day and chronograph functions worked perfectly, even when worn on the outside of the space suit. On their return to Earth, the watches were studied, assessed and tested at Seiko Epsons facility, and their perfect performance during the EVA was independently verified. It had always been Richard Garriotts aim that the watch would help generate awareness of, and interest in, the future potential of space exploration. SEIKO s proceeds were donated to the two charities that Richard supports: the Nature Conservancy and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.
Now a commemorative limited edition of this remarkable watch is available to the public. Just 100 pieces are being produced. The first ones were released in February 2010. This new watch has the exact same specifications as the watch which went into space with one adaptation: a screw-in crown is used. To ensure ease of manual winding, the crown on the original was not a screw-in; however, the perfect functioning of the watch, both inside and outside the ISS, revealed that the self-winding mechanism worked flawlessly in space, so a screw-in crown is now used in the commemorative edition to enhance the overall security of the case.
The watch has a ballistic nylon strap. The serial number is engraved on the case back. ONE OF THE RARE MOST WANTED WATCH IN THE WATCH TRADE WOLRD SORRY NO BOX-PAPERS ARE INCLUDED. PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP.
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