A timepiece that Elon Musk would most certainly try to acquire…
As our species attempts at colonizing Mars in the next few decades, the NASA X Interstellar RED3.721 watch puts a small piece of the red planet on your wrist. Designed by Interstellar with a thumbs up from NASA, the RED3.721 watch honors mankind’s mission to mars, the RED3.721 is the perfect homage to our celestial neighbor. The watch’s face comes with a detailed relief graphic of the planet Mars, along with coordinates of the Jezero crater on which NASA’s Perseverance rover landed. However, its most interesting element lies at the 3 o’clock position in the form of not a date window, but rather a window containing an actual piece of Martian meteorite.
Designer: Sebastien Colen
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We’ve seen our share of space-inspired watches that pay homage to planets, NASA missions, and human feats in astronomical discovery… but none of them quite match up to how overwhelmingly beautiful the RED3.721 watch is. The watch is a celebration of Mars and our attempts to explore it. The watch chronicles the Perseverance rover’s journey from Earth to Mars. On the watch’s frame, lie engraved the date ‘February 18, 2021’, capturing the day the Perseverance rover touched the surface of Mars. The rover landed on a 28-mile wide crater called Jezero, whose coordinates are etched onto the frame too. Flip the watch over onto its back and the rear comes with artwork of the rover’s parachute, along with the encoded message that read “Dare Mighty Things”. Even the name RED3.721 is an homage to the red planet while the number “3,721” corresponds to the gravity of the planet observed during the NASA mission.
In order to let the watch’s face shine, the folks at Interstellar opted for a rather simple, slick watch case made from a choice between 316L stainless steel or titanium, colored black to represent the infinite blackness of space while also letting the red planet stand out (there are even silver, gold, and copper variants). The watch dial comes with a 3D relief pattern of the Mars landscape, made using actual planetary data, along with a glowing binary code around the dial, reading the date of the mission as well as capturing the ‘7 minutes of terror’, a phrase that describes the 7 minutes between the Perseverance entering Mars’ atmosphere, and landing safely within the Jezero crater.
The most impressive detail about the RED3.721 is obviously the relic sitting at the 3 o’clock position. Interstellar offers a choice between either having the NASA ‘meatball’ logo engraved onto the 3 o’clock window, or incorporating a capsule containing actual meteor dust. The dust comes from a Martian meteorite discovered in 2021 in northwest Africa, supplied by MSG Meteorites. Each watch variant with the meteorite dust will even be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
The RED3.721 watch offers two distinct movements – a Miyota 8215 automatic movement (paired with the 316L case) and a Sellita SW200-1 (encased within the titanium case). Watch enthusiasts can pair their timepiece with either a leather strap or a metal strap (steel or titanium, depending on the case material), and both the Sellita and Miyota variants offer a choice of upgrading your watch to the Mars Dust edition with the meteorite particles encased within the watch. Each watch is rated to be waterproof up to 10 ATM (100 meters) and comes with a sapphire crystal on top, protecting your watch from scratches and regular wear and tear. The RED3.721 starts at $398 for the Miyota with the NASA logo, or $497 to upgrade it to the Mars Dust edition. The Sellita variant encased in titanium (with the Mars Dust) starts at $896. The timepieces begin shipping in November 2022 and come with a 2-year warranty.
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