Have you ever wondered how astronauts tell time in outer space? When you think of celebrity watches that you would like to add to your collection, have you ever considered astronaut watches? If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t given a second thought to watches in space. Yet these are some of the most elegant and mechanically fascinating watches in the world. Commemorative astronaut watches have usually been the province of those who really enjoy keeping up with the space race. Now, a new limited edition replica watch from the early days of the space program is taking the luxury watch world by storm. Everyone who enjoys elegant watches is going to want to have the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel watch.
The History of the Breitling Navitimer Watch in Space
Fifty years ago, a Navitimer from the Breitling watch company adorned the wrist of Lieutenant Commander Scott Carpenter when he went into space in an Aurora 7 capsule. This historic flight took place on May 24, 1962 and Scott orbited the earth three times with the Navitimer helping him distinguish night from day as he hurtled around our planet high above the people below. The unique 24-hour dial on the watch allowed Scott to determine what the time was for him no matter what part of the world he was flying over at the time. The watch and Scott both made it back to earth safely and Breitling’s reputation as a superior watch maker was established.
Breitling issued a limited edition Navitimer that was similar to Scott’s a few years ago. Now, however, the company is going all-out with watch replication by issuing the Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel. It is actually made from black steel and is much more true to the original model worn by Scott than other commemorative editions of the past. Not only is this classy and elegant watch a dazzling timepiece in appearance, it is also virtually indestructible.
The watch has some amazing features that timepiece connoisseurs will love. These include:
- A carbon-based, scratch-resistant coating
- A 42mm case made of pure black steel
- Black dials and sub-dials
- Red hands
- White indices and numbers
- A manually wound movement with COSC certification
- A 24-hour dial
- A 1/4 second chronograph with registers at 30 minutes and 12 hours
- A built-in slide rule suitable for real airspace navigation
- A sapphire crystal
- The Aurora 7 mission insignia engraved on the back of the case
This is an excellent watch for anyone who is interested in the space program. The Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel is like owning a piece of space race history. Its design is very true to the original and evokes feelings of stepping into a space suit as soon as it’s fastened around the wrist. This is also a wonderful watch for anyone who simply loves elegant timepieces and demands only the best. The Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel fits the bill in every way.
There are only a limited number of these watches available and the price tag is commensurate with its precision craftsmanship and outstanding luxury. Once the available watches are sold, they will become valuable collector’s pieces that you may find at reputable jewelers such as Raymond Lee Jewelers. Professional jewelers there can give you an accurate valuation for any Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel watch you wish to sell or buy. Remember, when you have the Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel, you don’t just own a watch. You own a piece of history.