NASA x ANICORN - 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing Limited Edition (300 Pieces Worldwide)
NASA "Lunar Sample Return" The Moon Time - LIMITED EDITION (300 Pieces Worldwide)
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*This is an advance release, product will ship mid August 2019. Timepiece is based on order-to-make, and materials are booked accordingly. Order cancellation is not acceptable after the order is placed 24 hours later.
Anicorn Watches has teamed up with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) again to create a dual-branded watch – ANICORN x NASA – 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing Limited Edition, the hero item in LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN Collection. Our last collaboration with NASA had created a 1-min sold out record.
50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
General public might not be aware of but to a space fan the LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN definitely was a controversial item – a modest looking bag carried moon traces led to legal disputes between NASA and collector.
Under a series of “unfortunate events”, the moon sample bag that used by Neil Armstrong to collect moon dust was sold to a space enthusiast Nancy Lee Carlson at $995 in 2015, and then resell at Sotheby’s auction for 1.8 million in 2017 – the 48th Anniversary of Moon Landing.
Besides the rocket high selling price it was also an intensive debate about whether this extremely remarkable space item should be sold as a private collection, NASA claimed the LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN “belongs to the American people”, a court attempt was made to condemn the sale but failed.
Anyhow, the incident raise up the attention to once forgotten but tremendously important Moon Landing event again, 2019 is the year of celebrations for its 50th Anniversary.
Apollo 11 Moon Landing, 1969
Apollo 11 was the goal set by US President John F. Kennedy in 1961: a mission to perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth. Besides exploration the crew also aimed to deploy a television camera to transmit signals back to Earth.
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" –– Neil Armstrong
In fact, the landing was almost a failure due to the “executive overflows (1201 and 1202)” alarms by the Landing Module guidance computer, it means the computer could not complete all its tasks in real time. The Mission Control Center faced a critical decision – either to abort the landing mission or to carry on manually since Lunar Module could only afford fuels for 1 time landing.
Edition number (No. 1-300) of each watch will be marked on the watch movement and also a metal plate which is unique to this collaboration. The full package includes a mechanical timepiece with Cerakote Ceramic Coatings, white textile strap (with embroidery NASA worm logo + LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN), Stainless Steel bracelet, NASA embroidered patch and a metal warranty plate.
- Movement: Miyota 9015 automatic movement
- Vibration frequency: 28800 per hour, 24 Jewels automatic movement
- Running Time: More than 42 hours (after fully wind)
- Housing: 316L Stainless steel, Ø 1.62 in (42mm), height 0.5in (12.5mm), back & screws, Cerakote Ceramic Coating, Transparent Caseback
- Glass: Doom K1 glass + Sapphire Coating + Anti-reflection Coating
- Water resistance: 50 meters (5ATM).
- Strap: White textile straps (with embroidery NASA worm logo), Stainless Steel bracelet. One size fits all.
Full package includes:
- mechanical timepiece
- White textile straps
- Stainless Steel Bracelet
- NASA embroidered patch
- Metal warranty card