The full moon has always been one magnificent sight to see. Sometimes the longing to view the spectacular sight more up close grows stronger. However, those who lose stargazing or consider themselves astronomy enthusiasts can now have a bit of space with them for all time. A special watch has appeared that allows you to wear a piece of the moon on your wrist. Creative brand Interstellar, owned by Col&MacArthur, has designed a variety of beautiful timepieces that celebrate past and future moon missions. This watch series is called LUNAR1.622, derived from the word "lunar" and the number 1,622, representing the moon's surface gravity. "
This is more than just a watch. It's a reminder that the sky is not the limit, it's just the beginning," says Interstellar. What makes these watches even more valuable is that NASA officially approves them. This means the space agency's iconic logo appears on the back of the watch and the accessory is equipped with NFC (near field communication) technology.
The highlight of these watches is, of course, the real moon dust which has perfectly been placed at the 3 o'clock mark. The Advanced and Premium versions of these watches contain meteorite lunar dust collected in northwest Africa and certified by UK-based MSG Meteorite. Even though the standard model doesn't have as many distinctive touches, it still provides a uniqueness of its own with the perfect replica of Neil Armstrong's footprint in the same 3 o'clock slot.
There are many more details for astronomy fans to discover. For example, all successful Apollo moon landings are noted in gold letters at the edge of the dial, while orbital missions are noted in white letters. Additionally, one side of the frame is engraved with Neil Armstrong's famous quote, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," along with his initials and the name and date of the Apollo II mission. Moon Watch early bird pricing starts at $399 for the standard model, $599 for the advanced model, and $999 for the premium model. You can pre-order it through Kickstarter. Orders are expected to be delivered in December 2023.