The Apollo 11 mission, if anything, acted as a massive event in human unity, as people across the globe gathered in front of their television sets to talk about mankind’s greatest space achievement. 50 years later, the moon landing is still our biggest space exploit till date, and is even today considered as an achievement for mankind, rather than for just one country. In that very spirit, Rafal Czaniecki designed the SVPER11 watch, a testament to man’s most exciting journey into space, complete with tiny details that pay tribute to the moon and the landing site.
The SVPER11’s most distinct detail is its 3D watch face, complete with contour lines and 3D surfaces that take inspiration from the Apollo 11’s landing site in the Sea of Tranquility. Centered exactly at the landing site, SVPER11’s seconds hand comes in a red X shape, mimicking the feeling of a sweeping radar as it scans the lunar surface. A Japanese Seiko movement allows the seconds hand to have a sweeping action, making it truly look the part. Speaking of looking the part, the watch’s crown is inspired too. The red hexagonal-gear crown takes direct inspiration from the Apollo 11 Spacesuit’s red oxygen valve, giving the watch yet another beautiful easter-egg in its design details. As far as easter-eggs go, a final detail lies hidden in the watch’s metal clasp. On the underside of the clasp are etched the exact lunar coordinates for the Apollo 11 moon landing, making the SVPER11 an absolutely perfect watch for any space-fanatic! The watch comes with a mineral glass upper, complete with a scratch-proof sapphire coating. The watch face underneath is simple and sophisticated. Other than the SVPER branding, the watch switches out the numbers for stick-markings, making it truly universally appealing.
SVPER11 isn’t just another moon-inspired watch. It’s a watch that is truly Rafal Czaniecki’s magnum opus as an industrial designer. The watches come in a spectacular set of colors, ranging from Lunar Red to a black variant, and even a white one, in keeping with the moon’s black and white surface. There’s also a golden Kapton variant, taking inspiration from the astronauts’ golden-foil space blankets. The watch’s body is made from a single piece of stainless steel, and it comes with a special ceramic plaque at the bottom, paying tribute to everyone at NASA who worked on the lunar mission. Lastly, the watch packs an accented nylon strap with a silent velcro, making it look truly out of this world!
Designer: Rafal Czaniecki
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About SVPER11 Watch
The NASA Apollo 11 Moon Landing Mission Inspired watch with 3D topographic face.
In 4 Moon-landing Inspired Color Combinations
Inspired by the endless space void with NASA red accents beaming through the darkness.
Inspired by the unknown of the dark side of the moon. Minimalist and sophisticated.
Inspired by the pure white Apollo 11 space suit, featuring white nylon strap and NASA red and blue accents.
Inspired by the material used in space blankets on the moon lander (golden foil protectors).
They explored many design elements and motives, but the one that was most captivating was the Apollo 11 landing site, The Sea of Tranquility.
Based on the NASA maps of the moon, they created 3D topographic map, that became the face of the watch.
300 tons. That’s the pressure applied multiple times to the brass disc that become the dial. Each layer is only 0.1mm thin.
The crown of the watch is inspired by the Apollo 11 spacesuit. The shape is reminiscent of the oxygen valves from the front of the spacesuit.
The Glass Dome
They covered the mineral glass with a layer of Sapphire and additional anti-reflective coating. The shape of the dome flows smoohtly with the curvature of the case.
They decided to use SEIKO Japanese movement – VH31. It’s unique as it allows the second hand to beat 4 times per second, giving an impression of smooth radar-like movement. Constantly marking the location of the Moon landing.
Made out of stainless steel 316L. THe steel mono-block design is minimalistic.
Made out of technical ceramic that adds almost glowing quality to the surface.
Custom clasp and added military-grade nylon strap with silent velcro. On the reverse side of the strap, you’ll find exact coordinates of the landing site, laser-etched into the metal surface of the buckle.
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