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Limited Edition

Limited Edition of 5,000 Pieces

Bulova Lunar Pilot - Meteorite Dial

96A312

3 Year Limited Warranty

On August 2, 1971, a Bulova pilot chronograph was worn on the moon, engineered by Bulova for the demands of the lunar environment. Now, Bulova returns to the design and updates it with an exclusive high precision quartz movement, continuing its legacy of precision timing with the men’s Bulova Lunar Pilot chronograph from the Archive Series, this time, with a unique dial that reinforces its spacefaring history.

The Lunar Pilot chronograph features a 43 .5mm sandblasted silver-tone grade 5 titanium case with polished accents, creating a dynamic and incredibly lightweight presence on the wrist. Slim chronograph pushers and a crown featuring the Bulova tuning fork logo are perfectly proportioned and ideally positioned at 3 o’clock. Under the flat sapphire crystal, the six-hand chronograph dial is meticulously crafted from genuine Muonionalusta meteorite. This 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite was discovered in Northern Scandinavia in 1906, and its varied crystalline pattern makes every dial unique. A black tachymeter ring offers contrast around the dial, which features a retro Bulova logo. The slim hands and applied markers offer exceptional legibility and are applied with luminescent material for low-light display. The black recessed, circular grooved sub-dials include a 1/20 chronograph seconds counter at 3 o’clock, running seconds with a sweep hand at 6 o’clock, and 60-mi chronograph counter at 9 o’clock.

The Lunar Pilot is powered by Bulova’s proprietary high precision quartz movement, resonating at a frequency of 262khz for unparalleled accuracy and affording a sweeping chronograph hand. The watch is paired with a fitted black leather strap which features an easy release system for quick changes. This edition is limited to 5,000 pieces and presented with a storybook, limited edition card, and certificate of authenticity. The Bulova Lunar Pilot brings the past to the present with a design from space exploration history, perfect for the modern adventurer.

Continuing the legacy of spacefaring history, the Lunar Pilot boasts a six-hand chronograph dial is meticulously crafted from genuine Muonionalusta meteorite. This 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite was discovered in Northern Scandinavia in 1906, and its varied crystalline pattern makes every dial unique.

What Makes Meteorite Special?

When meteoroids enter Earth’s atmosphere at high speed and burn up, the fireballs or “shooting stars” are called meteors. When a meteoroid survives a trip through the atmosphere and hits the ground, it’s called a meteorite.

In the far reaches of Northern Scandinavia lies the oldest meteorite ever discovered—the legendary Muonionalusta meteorite. Scientists believe that this particular meteorite impacted the Earth about 1 million years BCE and is dated at 4.5653 billion years old.

Muonionalusta meteorite is distinguished by a fascinating crystalline structure, known as the Widmanstätten texture—created by the slow cooling of the meteorite over millions of years. This explains why the structure cannot be reproduced in a laboratory, and each watch dial crafted from a meteorite is completely unique.

Technology

  • NP20 Quartz Movement
    A movement featuring a 3-pronged quartz crystal with a frequency of 262 kHz that is 8 times greater than standard quartz, leading to an accuracy of seconds a year.
  • Chronograph
  • High Performance Quartz Movement

Case

  • Titianium-Tone
  • Stainless Steel & Titanium
  • CASE WIDTH (MM): 43.5
  • LUG WIDTH (MM): 20
  • WATER-RESISTANCE: 50M

Crystal

  • Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal
  • Impact and shatter resistant - anti-reflective coating deflects light

Dial

  • Genuine Metorite
  • Black & White accents
  • Luminous Hands and Markers

Strap Type

  • Genuine Leather Nato

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