In 2019 Xeric launched a watch to commemorate the 50th anniversary of NASA's moon landing, which went on to become the most funded timepiece in Kickstarter history, with nearly 18,000 backers. NASA didn't stop with just one moon landing.
In 1971, the Apollo 15 mission took lunar exploration to the next level when they introduced the first lunar roving vehicle. This "moon buggy" covered a distance of over 17 miles, allowing astronauts to explore and collect samples further from the lunar module than ever before.
Like NASA, Xeric didn’t stop developing and improving our products. They're celebrating American ingenuity and proudly introduce the Xeric NASA Apollo 15 50th Anniversary Collection, the first Xeric watches to feature American Automatic movements.
Xeric has been featured on some of the largest publications in the world for bringing unusual, "haute horology" designs to you at affordable prices.
Xeric watches are designed in California and produced on an artisanal scale, making high-end mechanical features accessible to a broad cross-section of horological enthusiasts. We are a small company that has a combined 50 years of experience in the watch industry. We've seen it all and we’re designing watches that will surely be the most unique timepiece in any room.
They kept the best elements of the original design and made significant upgrades. The overall size of the watch is now slimmer, lighter, and more wearable for a greater variety of wrist sizes.
Xeric is excited to bring movement manufacturing back home. All movements in the Apollo 15 collection are assembled, tested, and regulated in Fountain Hills, Arizona, utilizing industry-leading standards and advanced manufacturing methods.
Fashioned after astronaut gloves, the Apollo 15 straps feature articulated ridges and are crafted using premium, full-grain leather from Horween, one of the oldest continuously running tanneries in the United States. The strap also has a built-in, quick release springbar system allowing you to swap out different straps for any occasion.(Moonphase version shown)
Like an astronaut’s helmet, the curved sapphire crystal provides the ultimate in scratch resistance while an anti-reflective coating reduces glare.
The simplified grille has a conical shape like the command module with crew access hatch shapes for each hour. Along with the crew hatch window, the command module also had a side window. Imagine gazing out from the hatch window at the vast expanse of space as the moon comes into view.
We improved legibility in dark conditions by using negative space as the hour and minute markers. This allowed us to increase the surface area of the Swiss Super-LumiNova so indices glow brighter and longer after being charged with UV light.
All variations of the NASA Apollo 15 collection features a coin-engraved solid stainless steel caseback depicting the lunar rover in action and commemorating the 50th anniversary of its arrival on the surface of the moon. Each colorway will be limited to 1971 pieces and will be individually numbered.