Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Werenbach Earth Collection Mechanical Automatic Watch

Werenbach Earth Collection Mechanical Automatic Watch
After a successful crowdfunding initiative, Werenbach is launching its mechanical watches made with authentic material from the Soyuz spacecraft. Werenbach recovered fragments after the spacecraft was jettisoned from the rocket and fell back to Earth in Kazakhstan, bringing them back to Switzerland to transform into watches.

Werenbach Earth Collection Mechanical Automatic Watch
These models are available at very affordable prices on kickstarter.com. The Zurich start-up has used debris from the Soyuz spacecraft - launched in October 2016 to the International Space Station - to make the dials for its Earth collection. They come in a range of colours, depending on the part of the rocket the material was taken from. These fragments are left in their original state, including the tiny signs of their space odyssey, making each watch unique. A launch sequencer on the inner bezel ring indicates the three stages involved in sending into orbit this witness to the conquest of space.

Movement
Mechanical automatic, SW200 calibre.
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, launch sequencer.
Case
Steel, 40 mm. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Second crown at 2 o’clock to adjust the launch sequencer. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft).
Dial
Pure aluminium in grey, white, orange or black. Made with debris from the MS-02 Soyuz space shuttle, launched to the ISS on October 9th 2016 and which returned to Earth on February 25th 2017. Superluminova hour-markers and hands.
Bracelet/strap
Rubberised leather, calfskin or fabric.

www.werenbach.ch