In 1971, the Apollo 15 mission took lunar exploration to the next level when they introduced the first lunar roving vehicle, allowing astronauts to venture out and collect samples further than ever before. 50 years later, the Xeric NASA Apollo 15 Collection celebrates American ingenuity with the first Xeric watch to feature American movements. The FTS AmeriQuartz Caliber 7129 Moonphase movement is assembled, tested, and regulated in Fountain Hills, Arizona, utilizing industry-leading standards and advanced manufacturing methods. Approved by certified master watchmakers, it has 1 jewel and tracks the current phase of the moon through its 29.5 day cycle.
Using our signature method of time telling with orbiting moons as watch hands, the hours and minutes float above the miniature solar system backdrop. The grille was inspired by a spacecraft window giving the sense of looking out at the stars. Swiss Super-LumiNova is printed on the inner and outer edge for improved legibility in both light (and especially) dark conditions.
To top it all off, there are nods to the Apollo 15 mission throughout the design. Like an astronaut’s helmet, the curved sapphire crystal provides the ultimate in scratch resistance while an anti-reflective coating reduces glare. Fashioned after astronaut gloves, the Apollo 15 straps feature articulated ridges and are crafted from premium American-made Horween leather. The Apollo 15 features a coin-engraved solid steel caseback depicting the lunar rover where it sits today and commemorating the 50th anniversary of its arrival on the surface of the moon.
Movement: FTS AmeriQuartz Caliber 7129 Moonphase. Assembled in the USA, 1 Jewel, Accuracy: +/-20 sec per month
Functions: Super-LumiNova Planetary Hours / Minutes / Star Seconds
Case Material: Hand-finished 316L Stainless Steel
Case Dimensions: 40mm wide by 11.7mm thick (includes domed crystal)
Case Lug to Lug: 47mm
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Crystal Material: Anti-reflective coated, double-curved sapphire glass
Strap Material: American Horween leather with tool-free, quick-release springbars
Clasp Material: Solid stainless steel
Wrist Circumference: 6.5"-8.75" (165mm/222mm)
Weight: 2.7oz (76 grams)
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