Nicknamed the “Most Vertical Watch”, this Seiko A829-6019 Astronaut Sports 100 Alarm Chronograph was worn by NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan on both STS-41G and STS-31 space missions, as well as on her descent to the bottom of Challenger Deep. This piece of history recently sold for $21,420 USD at a Sotheby’s auction and comes complete with a typed provenance letter signed by Kathy Sullivan on her letterhead, an olive drab elastic band, and is stamped and numbered “333293 / water resistant 10014 stainless steel” on the underside. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Casio Men’s G-SHOCK Quartz Solar Watch is a timeless classic, and you can get one for $98.57 shipped, today only, originally $140. It features a solar-recharging system capable of converting even the faintest of light from fluorescent lamps into energy to achieve stable operation of various high-load functions, while its 20-bar water resistance means that can wear your G-SHOCK in just about every situation. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Long before the Apple Watch and other smartwatches, there was the Seiko Data-2000. This wristwatch computer was released in 1983 and came bundled with an external keyboard for data-entry. Unlike the devices of today, data had to be synced from the keyboard to the watch using electro-magnetic coupling, or in other words, a wireless dock. It was named Data-2000 for its ability to store 2000 characters, while its memory is a minuscule 112 digits. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Kross Studio has just revealed a Death Star watch that puts all others to shame, or at least price tag wise. At $150,000 USD, the 10-piece Death Star Ultimate Collector Set not only includes the wristwatch, but also a screen-used Kyber Crystal prop from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Its tourbillon cage represents the Death Star’s northern hemisphere, making one revolution per minute, while a green superlaser cannon stands reminiscent of the space station’s Kyber Crystal power. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
At first glance, the Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade looks exactly like the Apple Watch that is apparently loading something, but upon closer inspection, you’ll see that it’s a standard watch. Designed by H. Moser & Cie., this timepiece boasts a dial made from the world’s blackest material, Vantablack, and instead of a logo, there’s a shaded disc that mimics a loading wheel. This is a fully mechanical watch equipped with H. Moser’s handwound HMC 324 in-house caliber. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 400-units worldwide, the Casio G-Shock MRG-B2000SH Shougeki-Maru watch draws inspiration from the traditional kabuto (helmet) worn by Japanese samurai. The watch was modeled after Shougeki-Maru, an original kabuto piece that was commissioned for MR-G, resembling what Japanese samurai wore when heading into battle. Each bezel is individually hand-carved by metalsmith Masao Kobayashi with an image of a dragon climbing to the heavens. Read more for a video and additional information.
Limited to 200-units worldwide, the NASA x Anicorn Mars Mission watch celebrates the historic launch. Faaturing Miyota 9015 automatic movement with 24 jewels, housed in a 316L stainless steel case, water resistance up to 50 meters and a stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp. An alternate fabric strap is also included embroidered with the NASA logo. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 3-units worldwide and priced at a hefty $580K USD, the Bugatti Twin Turbo Furious 300+ watch is more expensive than many brand new supercars, including the 2020 Lamborghini Aventador S, Ferrari 488 Pista, McLaren 720S and Porsche 911 GT3 RS. What do you get? An asymmetrical tonneau-shaped frame made of forged carbon and black titanium, complete with a grand complication movement composed of 832 parts, and then another 88 parts in the case. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Casio G-SHOCK pays tribute to NASA, with a custom DW5600 timepiece, celebrating decades of space exploration and groundbreaking discoveries. It comes in all-white, complete with the NASA logo standing out in bright red on the watch face, an engraving of the Moon on the case back, an American flag printed on the band loop, as well as “National Aeronautics and Space Administration” printed in black on the lower band. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Back in the spring of 1972, the first Pulsar watch was marketed by Hamilton, complete with an 18-carat gold case. It was touted as the world’s first all-electronic digital and also the first to use a digital display – created with light-emitting diodes (LEDs). You would press a button on the side to display the time, and cost $2,100 ($13,000 in 2019 dollars) USD at the time. Read more to see the all-new Hamilton Pulsar.