Xeric Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Automatic Watch

There have been a veritable deluge of watches clamouring to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing so there are certainly no shortage of options if you’re wanting to add one such timepiece to your wrist. For those who really like to make an impactful statement with their choice of accessories, this Xeric Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Automatic Watch on Kickstarter is probably one of the most eye-catching timepieces that is a nod to the achievements of Neil Armstrong et al.

The Xeric Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Automatic Watch on Kickstarter offers a glowing solar system on your wrist in a collection of NASA inspired watches that are a great celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. For this new series of timepieces from Xeric, they have redesigned their Trappist-1 watches from the ground up to deliver a stunning new offering that has taken Kickstarter by storm and we’re definitely looking to get one of the celestial inspired watches on our wrist here at Coolector HQ.

Lunar Landing

Each one of these Xeric Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Automatic Watches has back filled luminous hands and silkscreened dials for stargazing and has double the amount of lume as most watches to ensure that it really illuminates in low light conditions. The glowing SuperLuminova indices and planets are designed with the innovative intention of helping space explorers keep track of time as they travel through the darkest regions of space. The inner luminous planets on the dial represent the hours and the outer planet represents the minutes and both rotate around a central axis for a highly engaging movement on the wrist.

Available for as little as $189 during this Kickstarter campaign, it is little wonder the Xeric Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Automatic Watch has proven so popular. These great looking watches from Xeric have an impressive Miyota 82S0 self-winding movement and this movement will generate power as you wear it. With a power reserve of 42 hours and Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 1969-2019 printed under the crystal, this will definitely become one of the stand out timepieces in your collection.

One of the most mesmerising features of the Xeric Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Automatic Watches is the fact that they feature glowing, gas-filled tritium tubes which add great the aesthetic impact to proceedings. Even the highest quality lume coating will fade overnight but these tritium tubes emit a constant glow in dark conditions and they will last for decades. The domed crystal dial of these watches is made from a material which was originally developed for NASA in the shape of hesalite which which used on any space bound timepiece in the 1960s.

Strap Yourself In

Another great feature of these Xeric Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Automatic Watches on Kickstarter is the ribbed space glove straps which are made from high quality horween leather. These straps are ribbed and stitched to pay tribute to the articulated ridge lines seen the gloves worn in outer space and the horween leather used for them is of the highest quality from one of the oldest continuously running tanneries in the United States.

Brilliantly affordably and aesthetically superior, it’s really not difficult to fathom the popularity of these  Xeric Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Automatic Watches over on Kickstarter. With a great selection to choose from, they represent an excellent option if you want to get your hands on a watch which celebrates what a momentous achievement the moon landings were and there is still a few days to get your hands on one for a bargain price so make sure you don’t miss out on this one.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.