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Accutron Astronaut 2SW8A002

2SW8A002

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Accutron Astronaut 2SW8A002

$4,900.00

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Accutron Astronaut 'T' Mens Limited Edition of 300 pieces. Made in Switzerland Mens watch 2SW8A002.

 

Limited to 300 watches globally, StarBuy have the following numbers currently in stock 203, 244 and 285.Each Accutron Astronaut watch is shipped with a special gift.

 

Accutron is proud to bring back the “T” version of the Astronaut model, originally launched in 1968 with its distinctive DAY-NIGHT bezel. This re-edition Astronaut, the first in an exciting new series of Accutron Astronaut timepieces, features a Swiss SW330 GMT movement with a 56-hr power reserve in a 41mm stainless steel case with matching bullet stainless steel bracelet, partial exhibition case back, sapphire crystal, and Super Lumi-Nova. Limited edition; limited to only 300 numbered pieces worldwide.

 

Offering the world’s first fully electronic watch in 1960, Accutron changed the way the world told time with the most accurate timekeeping mechanism ever created and the first personal timekeeping advancement seen in 300 years, thanks to the Swiss engineer Max Hetzel. Ruling the watch world then, its foundational technology became an integral component of America’s space program with its participation in 46 NASA missions.‌

 

Accutron watches were highly suitable for use in aerospace applications as they ran on electric power without a mainspring. The tuning fork mechanism and low inertia of certain critical components gave it good resistance to high G-loads and a better ability to withstand high temperatures without becoming inaccurate or otherwise malfunctioning. This led to Accutron movements being adopted as cockpit instrument panel timers on numerous satellite missions, starting with the Vanguard 1 in 1958.‌

 

In 1962, Bulova produced the Accutron Astronaut, a 214-based GMT timepiece with a 24-hour rotating bezel, secondary 24-hour hand and hack function. Originally made for high altitude CIA spy plane missions in conjunction with emerging NASA rocket technologies, it also found great commercial success.‌ The Astronaut is the only timepiece using the 214HN sub-caliber, widely considered to be the ultimate Accutron movement.‌ Pilots in the X-15 rocket plane program, many of whom qualified for astronaut’s wings as they flew high enough to have been considered reaching the fringes of space, were the most known wearers of the Accutron Astronaut. The dial and hand layout of the Astronaut mirrored those in the cockpit.‌

 

MOVEMENT

Featuring a Swiss SW330 GMT movement.

 

WATCH DIAL

Black matte dial with applied raised indices at hour markers with super luminova boxes within the minute track. Super luminova triangles indicating half hours are located between markers are and for alignment of top ring with 24 hour time. Silver pitched hands with super luminova and a GMT with a triangle super luminova tip.

 

WATCH CASE

Stainless steel case and bezel with Accutron logo and partial exhibition case back.
Diameter: 47mm
Thickness: 13.85mm
Water resistant to 100M

 

WATCH BAND

Iconic bullet stainless steel bracelet with double-press deployant closure

 

What we love: A true collectors piece and with only 5 units available in Australia / NZ, this is one unique watch with history, heritage and performance to match.

 

Ships in 1-3 Business Days from Sydney with Australia Post Express. Sydney customers can pick up on the same day from our Alexandria showroom an hour after placing the order by choosing Click & Collect as the delivery option. To see the copy of the manual, please click HERE.

 

StarBuy are authorised online stockists of Bulova timepieces. All Bulova watches are shipped with a 3 year Global manufacturers warranty in official Bulova packaging.

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