8 Space Themed Watches That Are Out of This World


Since the first time humans looked to the skies above us we have been eternally inspired. The mind blowing vastness of space, mixed with our desire for exploration has inspired generations of people, and watchmakers are no different.

From the watch that successfully survived the longest freefall in human history to the first watch on the moon, there’s plenty to get excited about when it comes to our list of the top 8 space themed watches.

Just in time for the eclipse on the 21st, we thought we’d talk about some incredible watches. Let’s check them out!

 


Our Picks for 8 Space Themed Watches

Product name Price
Breitling Professional Aerospace Evo V7936310/BD60-153S Breitling Professional Aerospace Evo V7936310/BD60-153S $3,675.00
Bulova Men's 96B251 Chronograph Stainless Steel and Leather Special Edition Moon Watch Bulova Men's 96B251 Chronograph Stainless Steel and Leather Special Edition Moon Watch $331.24
Fortis Men's 638.10.11L.01 B-42 "Official Cosmonauts" Stainless Steel and Black Leather Automatic Watch Fortis Men's 638.10.11L.01 B-42 "Official Cosmonauts" Stainless Steel and Black Leather Automatic Watch $1,674.00
Omega Men's 31130423001006 Speedmaster Analog Display Mechanical Hand Wind Silver Watch Omega Men's 31130423001006 Speedmaster Analog Display Mechanical Hand Wind Silver Watch --
Romain Jerome DNA Moon Dust Black PVD Automatic Men's Luxury Watch MW.FB.BBBB.00 Romain Jerome DNA Moon Dust Black PVD Automatic Men's Luxury Watch MW.FB.BBBB.00 --
Seiko Astron SSE041J1 Men's GPS reception for time and timezone Seiko Astron SSE041J1 Men's GPS reception for time and timezone $2,288.75
Tag Heuer Carrera Space X Men's Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition Watch CAR2015.BA0796 Tag Heuer Carrera Space X Men's Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition Watch CAR2015.BA0796 --
Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Men's Automatic Watch 03-2060-405-21-R515 Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Men's Automatic Watch 03-2060-405-21-R515 $7,064.00

Omega Speedmaster Professional

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  • Movement: Mechanical hand wind
  • Band: Stainless Steel
  • Case Diameter: 42 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Window: Sapphire Crystal
  • Price: $4,000

Omega Speedmaster Professional is THE watch for space travel. The Speedmaster’s first flight to space was in 1962 when it was worn by Wally Shirra, since then it’s been more or less in continuous use by american astronauts, including commander Scott Kelly during his 342 days in space at the International Space Station (ISS).

Additionally the Roscosmos (the Russian Federal Space Agency) adopted this watch as the standard issue for Soyuz crews and also for any cosmonauts doing spacewalks (EVA) at the ISS.

This iconic watch is like owning one of the coolest parts of human history. The Omega’s famous 1863 engine with hand wind movement is visible through its transparent back, which – in my eyes – makes this watch all the more cooler.

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Seiko Astron Solar Stratosphere

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  • Movement: Automatic
  • Band: Titanium
  • Case Diameter: 45 mm
  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Window: Sapphire Crystal
  • Price: $2,300

Powered by light absorbed through the dial, the Seiko Astron Solar Stratosphere is accurate to one second every 100,000 years. How? Thanks to the atomic clocks in every satellite around the world.

The world’s first GPS watch, this piece remains accurate even while on the move across borders and it’s calendar will not need to be manually adjusted until February 28, 2100. It’s safe to say that you’re more likely to breakdown before this watch ever does.

The thought of my watch being run by satellites floating through space is mind boggling, and adds a James Bond level of coolness to this piece.

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Tag Heuer Carrera Space X Men’s Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition Watch

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  • Movement: Automatic
  • Band: Brushed and polished stainless steel
  • Case Diameter: 43 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Window: Sapphire Crystal
  • Price: $5,700 CDN

While many of these watches listed rely on their storied past to showcase their uniqueness, the Tag Heuer Carrera SpaceX piece looks to both the past and the future.

The watch was created in part to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s historic orbit around the Earth. Printed on the caseback and the dial the watch reminds you that it was ‘The First Swiss Watch In Space.’ A history it’s looking to continue with its partnership with SpaceX. The Elon Musk lead company has quickly become a leader in space travel and this watch could very well be the ‘First Swiss Watch on Mars.’

It’s face is almost an exact duplicate of the stopwatch Glenn took into orbit, with the added feature of the SpaceX dragon capsule and rocket. I love the simplicity of this watch combined with the history, and the exciting future of space travel all rolled into a stunning timepiece.

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Bulova 96B251 Moon Chronograph Watch

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  • Movement: Quartz
  • Band: Leather and/or Nylon
  • Case Diameter: 45 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Window: Sapphire Glass
  • Price: $412

As the least expensive watch on this list you may be tempted to think this watch couldn’t stand up to the rigors of space. But you’d be dead wrong.

During the 1971 Apollo 15 mission to the moon the crystal came off of commander Dave Scott’s NASA issued Speedmaster. Scott had packed his own personal Bulova Chronograph as a backup so he used it during his next lunar walk, making it the only privately owned watch to be worn on the moon’s surface.

This faithful recreation of the watch, powered by Bulova’s proprietary UHF quartz chronograph movement, features a black face and a six hand calendar chronograph. Perfect for day-to-day use or your next trip into space.

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Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback

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  • Movement: Automatic
  • Band: Silicone
  • Case Diameter: 45 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Window: Anti-reflective-sapphire
  • Price: $7,000 CDN

In October of 2012 Felix Baumgartner took a helium balloon up to 128,100 feet and jumped, breaking the world record for highest skydive. He also set a record for the Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback. While it wasn’t technically in space – he was 35 miles short of that – this piece is the only watch that has nakedly entered our world travelling at 844 mph.

Regarded as one of the most accurate chronographs available, this piece can record time down to the tenth of a second. It’s black face combined with brushed stainless steel casing makes it a beautiful piece, and it’s inspirational history makes it a watch that has to be on this list.

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Brietling Aerospace Evo

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  • Movement: Swiss quartz
  • Band: Rubber
  • Case Diameter: 43 mm
  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal
  • Price: $3,700 CDN

Despite the fact that American astronauts have mostly worn Omega Speedmaster’s while in space, it’s the Brietling brand that now-retired Commander Scott Kelly, has become a brand ambassador for. Speaking to the quality and function of this watch.

This particular piece was worn by Commander Kelly as well as a number of Russian Cosmonauts while on missions at the International Space Station. It’s analog as well as digital display allows you to keep time in multiple time zones, which is handy when you’re hurtling around the world in orbit.

The brushed black titanium case, coupled with the black rubber band gives this watch a military feel, with a sense of indestructibility that only a watch that has been in space can deliver.

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Fortis B-42 Official Cosmonaut Chronograph

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  • Movement: Automatic
  • Band: Calfskin
  • Case Diameter: 42 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Price: $2,800

If you were to find yourself a few miles south of Moscow in Star City, Russia at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center on graduation day at any point in the last 20 years you would see cosmonauts wearing a Fortis time piece. It is the watch that Russian Cosmonauts have worn most to Mir and now the ISS.

The Fortis B-42 Official Cosmonaut Chronograph features a fine timing device and incabloc shock absorber and deliver 28,800 semi-vibrations per hour making it incredibly accurate.        The black face and black dial combined with the white hands and numbering make this watch both easy to read and stylish.

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Romain Jerome Moon Dust Steel Mood Chrono

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  • Movement: Automatic
  • Band: Rubber
  • Case Diameter: 46 mm
  • Case Material: Carbon fiber coated
  • Window: Sapphire crystal
  • Price: $7,785 CDN

The Romain Jerome Moon Dust Steel Mood Chrono is inspired by what they call the “most fascinating human adventure of all: the conquest of space.”

In addition to it’s distinctive RJ-Romain Jerome design codes – four “paws,” circular satin-brushed 3 and 6 o’clock counters, screw-locked lugs and large notched pushers – this piece features actual moon dust worked into the materials of the watch. The dial is a hand-sculpted depiction of the lunar surface, creating a watch that not only has a piece of the moon with it, but makes you feel like you’re travelling there every time you look at your wrist.

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