The Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph is a very popular watch among watch enthusiasts. This is both because of its attractive design and the fascinating lunar story associated with it. And right now a new, refreshed version of the Lunar Pilot Chronograph is hitting the market.
The Lunar Pilot Chronograph drew inspiration from the Bulova model that made its historic journey to the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission. It’s interesting to note that the official NASA watch for the mission was the Omega Speedmaster and each crew member wore the Omega watch. Unfortunately for Omega (and fortunately for Bulova), the Omega watch that belonged to Commander Dave Scott broke. As a result, he made the decision to wear his personal Bulova watch instead. And this is how the Bulova watch made its way to the Moon and successfully replaced the official NASA watches.
The latest version of the Lunar Pilot Chronograph is a modernised version of the model that went to the Moon in 1971. It stands apart from its predecessors with a range of features, including a highly precise quartz movement and a distinct colour that differs from the original black design. The watch has the same silver stainless steel case with a diameter of 43.5 mm. Positioned at 3 o'clock on the side of the case, you'll find the sleek blue chronograph buttons and the crown featuring the Bulova tuning fork logo.
The asphalt-like dial texture in silver contrasts well with three blue chronograph registers and the tachymeter ring. The dial features a guilloche silver ring with a minutes and seconds scale. The watch boasts a total of six slim hands that are coated, like the indices, with Super-LumiNova luminescent material. The watch face is protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
The Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph is powered by an in-house Bulova ultra precise quartz movement that operates at a frequency of 262 kHz. The watch is fitted with a three-row stainless steel bracelet. The middle row of links is polished and the sides are brushed. Upon purchase, you also get an additional blue leather strap that goes well with the other elements of this colour.
Summing up, the Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph is a sports watch that embodies high quality, style, functionality, legibility and comfort. We are excited to announce that it will soon be available on our website.