Zodiac’s Limited Space-Inspired Retro Watch Has ‘Floating’ Hands

Aug 21, 2019

Category: Style

In 1969, Zodiac released its first Astrographic watch — a bold, but retro silhouette that celebrated NASA’s successful rendezvous with Earth’s circular satellite. Like the space-faring organization’s first-ever moon landing, Zodiac’s mesmerizing watch offered a glimpse into the mysterious unknown; and now, the company has decided to reinstate the model for its 50th anniversary.

The Astrographic is a handsome variant, in its own right; but, what makes it truly special is its abnormal architecture. As one of the only watches in the industry to boast “free-floating hands,” this unique platform makes use of clear discs, dressed with printed bars to demarcate the time. On the interior of the Astrographic’s striking stainless steel casing, you’ll find a dependable, STP-sourced automatic movement, which ticks away at 4Hz and boasts a power reserve of 44 hours. Two suspended hour and minute markers simulate the movement of revolving satellites in space, while a second hand — presented as a subtle red dot — has been implemented to represent the next frontier of space exploration: Mars. These limited-edition variants are available for $1,295 via Zodiac’s website, but if you’re looking to own a piece from the company’s history, you’d better act fast; only 182 are slated for release.

Purchase: $1,295

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