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The Trappist-1 NASA Edition uses two orbiting planets to tell the time. The inner orbit indicates the hour while the outer planet points to the minutes. The planetary hands are back filled with Super-LumiNova to be easily legible throughout the night. The automatic versions also feature tritium gas-filled tubes on the hands. These glass tubes glow brightly and continuously for decades without having to be charged by any external light like traditional luminescent material used in watches.
The watch features a dome crystal made from Hesalite, a material that was originally developed for NASA. The material was introduced in the 1960s as a crystal replacement for space bound watches. The first watch to be worn on the moon by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong had to withstand the harsh environment of space. The quartz version features a limited edition caseback, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. The laser engraved graphic pays tribute to the original mission patch that was released after Apollo 11’s successful return home.
In case you forgot, two years ago, NASA made a groundbreaking discovery when they chanced upon seven exoplanets revolving around an ultracool red dwarf star, Trappist-1. And to give everyone a taste of what it’s like to experience the journey to these new worlds, Xeric launched the Trappist-1 Moonphase Watch, a timepiece that lets you have a piece of the galaxy on your wrist.
This year, the watch is getting a major upgrade. Xeric has teamed up with NASA to create a brand new otherworldly collection of watches to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our landing on the moon. If you pre-order right now, you can secure the super early bird pricing and save 36% off the future retail price.
As of July 26th, this project has raised $2 million of their $10,000 goal. This project has 12 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $189, you will get one NASA Trappist-1 Quartz watch. For a pledge of $299, you will get one NASA Trappist-1 Auto watch. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/watchismo/xeric-nasa-trappist-1-automatic-watch?
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