In addition to our Orbit DVD project celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing in July this year a Swiss watch company has come up with the ultimate in collectors watches. The watches’ dials, which feature tiny craters, will have dust in them from the moon rock that was taken from the first visit to the Earth’s satellite.
Steel from the Apollo 11 space shuttle will be used for the case and the strap will be made up of fibres from a spacesuit worn during the ISS mission. Even the hands of the watches are designed to replicate Sputnik’s antennas.
The Romain Jerome group will make 1,969 watches — matching the year of Neil Armstrong’s and Buzz Aldrin’s first journey to the moon – for the “Moon Dust-DNA” collection.
The first of the Moon Dust-DNA watches will be on display for the first time in March at Baselworld, the world’s largest annual fair for the watch and jewelery industry.