Ever since I found out that the Accutron Astronaut was a watch design, it’s long been on the list of vintage watches I’ve been curious about. Yes, it’s a GMT design, but the ties to the space program make it all the more interesting. And, frankly, this one looks just enough different from the diver-based GMTs to make it stand out. Now, we don’t have to look to the vintage market, as there’s a new Accutron Astronaut available.
While some brands stretch their associations with space exploration and NASA, Accutron was right in the mix, as that ad up above shows. Additionally, that fuzzy image gives you a sense of how closely they reproduced this watch. Here’s what Accutron has to say about the watch:
Accutron is proud to bring back the 1968 “T” version of the Astronaut model, featuring a distinctive DAY/NIGHT bezel as the brand’s very first re-edition in an exciting new series of Accutron Astronaut timepieces. The new Accutron Astronaut is Swiss Made, available in a 41mm stainless steel case with double box sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and a partial exhibition case back to view the SW330 GMT movement. An iconic bullet bracelet leads to a comfortable fit on the wrist and the Super-LumiNova accented hands and markers enhance function in low light. Limited to only 300 pieces, the watch retails for $3,500.
Even at that eye-watering price tag, I’ve no doubt that the 300 examples will quickly sell out. So, yes, odds of us getting a review loaner in are slim, but we’re definitely looking into it. You can get more details, and order your own, over at accutronwatch.com