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Shooting for the Moon

On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 made history—and with it a Bulova LUNAR PILOT CHRONOGRAPH. Customized for astronomical conditions, the watch could precisely track time and ensure that no one ran out of oxygen, water or battery power in the portable life-support-system backpack. It was also used to back up the on-board timers for the critical reentry into the earth’s atmosphere.


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Moon Landing


A History of Precision

Bulova’s legendary engineering expertise was tapped by NASA to help with the US space efforts. That partnership led to 46 missions together, from the mid-1950s into the 1970s, and Bulova’s innovative Accutron technology was used in all instrument panel clocks and timekeeping mechanisms.



Back to Earth

A fun fact to share: The original Bulova lunar pilot chronograph—the only privately-owned watch to make space history—sold at auction for an astronomical $1.625 million!




Authentically Recreated

Bulova’s making history again. Our new special edition LUNAR PILOT CHRONOGRAPH replicates that original timepiece, updated with our exclusive high-performance quartz movement with a 262kHz vibrational frequency for unparalleled accuracy, to continue a history of precision timing. Other features include super-luminous hands and markers, tachymeter, and calendar in a 316L stainless steel case, and water resistance to 50 meters. There’s also a choice of bracelets: a stainless steel version, or a set with two interchangeable straps—a black nylon with nubuck leather patch and a textured black leather.