TAG Heuer releases the Carrera 1887 SpaceX, a limited edition timepiece to mark the 50th anniversary of TAG Heuer (originally Heuer) as the first Swiss timepiece to be worn in space. The original TAG Heuer was worn by astronaut John Glenn in 1962. He had worn a modified Heuer 2915A stopwatch.
Although the new Carrera SpaceX is based on TAG’s standard 1887 Carrera it features some impressive attributes to commemorate the historical event. The watch hands are custom and have quite a resemblance to the 1962 stop watch. The dial is starch white with anthracite colored hour markers that match the custom hands. The numbers on the dial also have a vintage look as mirrored on John Glenn’s watch. The watch is finally fitted perfectly with a brown perforated strap that seems to satisfy the modern but old school taste.
Inside the watch it houses the powerful in-house caliber 1887 that is semi-visible through the smoked-sapphire case back. Also on the case back you can find the SpaceX logo and SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch rocket and the Dragon spacecraft which also found on the dial of the watch as well. This piece is limited to 2,012 pieces and expected to be priced around $5,800 and should be available this October 2012.
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Definitely a very cool and exciting retro style piece that also has a tremendous amount of history represented in it.
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