Bulova fits its vintage-inspired Lunar Pilot with an unusual meteorite dial, offering the new Limited Edition Meteorite Lunar Pilot.
You might recall that in 2021 Bulova launched the Lunar Pilot collection to pay tribute to the original Bulova chronograph watch that accompanied Apollo 15 astronauts to the moon in 1971.
The latest edition of the steel-and titanium-cased watch also references outer space with its Muonionalusta Meteorite dial, created from a thin sliver of a meteorite formed 4.5 billion years ago.
Bulova explains that meteorites obtain their unusual crystalline pattern as the result of a combination of gravitational compression, collisions and the decay of isotopes. The meteorite goes through a slow-cooling process, forming a unique pattern, over the course of millions of years in space and after chemical interactions with its parent asteroid.
Bulova’s new Meteorite Limited Edition Lunar Pilot replicates the size of the original (at 43.5mm in diameter) and features a sandblasted titanium grade-5 and stainless steel case. Inside Bulova fits its proprietary NP20 High Precision Quartz (HPQ) chronograph movement accurate to 1/20th second.
Additional features include a sapphire crystal, a stamped tachymeter scale on the dial, luminous hands and markers and 50 meters of water resistance. The watch’s screw-down case-back features a lunar relief design with the watch’s production number.
Bulova is making 5,000 Meteorite Limited Edition Lunar Pilot watches, each presented in special box with a storybook, a limited edition card and a Certificate of Authenticity.