On the Apollo 11 50th anniversary, Xeric watches comes up with the Trappist-1 Moonphase watch. Besides this watch, there are other watches as well. The campaign is started on the Kickstarter, for the project the designs are already unveiled. The company has changed the design and style of its earlier Trappist-1 Moonphase. It has redesigned the original Trappist-1 from the ground up for the Trappist-1 NASA Edition. Part of this process was based on feedback from backers of the Moonphase campaign, inspiring tweaks to form, materials and technology.
The campaign is started with $189 for the quartz version (RRP $250) and $299 for the automatic version (RRP $450). Xeric is offering a 12-month “galaxy wide” warranty.
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Watch
With Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 1969-2019 printed underneath the crystal, this limited edition piece will be the most unique in your watch collection. While talking about the watch, what is so special about it? According to the details, almost every small step of this redesign is a respectful tip-of-the-hat to either the Apollo 11 mission or NASA at large.
While, the framework under the domed crystal of the watch is based on the seven-port Cupola Observational Module at the International Space Station (ISS). On the other hand, designers chose to create 13 windows, which allowed each of the 12 support bridges to act as an hour marker.
On the other hand, for the watch, the casement is made of hand-finished 316L stainless steel. It is water resistant to 5 ATM and is anchored securely to you with a 22 mm watch-strap made of leather from Horween.
Besides that, coming to the momentum, the watch is available in two versions. The first one is quartz movement made by Seiko, or an automatic movement (by Miyota), which charges the watch as the wearer moves and has a power reserve of 42 hours. Inside lines, an additional feature on the automatic model is the inclusion of tiny, tritium gas-filled glass tubes on the ends of the hour and minute hands.
The most importantly, the watch comes in 13 models. And each with its own custom color treatment for almost all of the elements. These are included from case, to cupola frame, to hands, dial design and watch-strap.