One cool item that recently graced our pages was the Undone X Peanuts Lunar Mission watch collection. Meanwhile, another watchmaker is crafting their own space-inspired version with the NASA X Xeric Trappist-1 wristwatch. Traditional watch design is utilitarian at best, which is why some brands strive to make their products stand out. Although not as common as a conventional model, there are select labels that intentionally offer unique creations.
For reference, check out the Urwerk UR-111C that features one-of-a-kind complications to tell time. On the other hand, Xeric is not planning to go that far. Instead, it’s going for something a little familiar with a twist. Drawing inspiration from the International Space Station (ISS), the Trappist-1 features an interesting dial.
Just below the shatter-resistant Hesalite glass dome is grille that resembles the Cupola observatory module of the spacecraft. The 12 support bridges cleverly act as the hour markers, while the hands are in the shape of planets. The inner ring represents the hours, while the outer one counts the minutes. The second hand is in the form of a star cluster that sweeps across the dial.
The indices and other details on the dial use Super-LumiNova to glow in the dark. Moreover, the stars form an actual map of the constellations around the Trappist-1 system. You can choose between a mechanical or a quartz model. The former runs on a Miyota 82S0 automatic movement with a transparent case back that showcases the winding solar system rotor.
Those going for the quartz version will see a special commemorative case back with an engraving of the Apollo 11 mission patch. Finally, Each colorway of the NASA X Xeric Trappist-1 will be limited to 1969 examples only.Grab yours here
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