TAG Heuer Carrera SpaceX 1887
Here is the first look at the production version of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 SpaceX, A new limited edition chronograph released to mark the 50th anniversary of (TAG) Heuer being the first Swiss timepiece to be worn in space.
While there have been photos of the prototype version of this watch floating around the internet for a while, the watch below is the finished production model that will go on sale in the next few weeks.
Heuer: First Swiss Watch in Space
As a back-up to the on-board timing equipment, John Glenn wore a modified Heuer 2915A stopwatch, which you can see strapped to his left arm in the photo above. The actual watch worn by Glenn sits in the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC, with a replica on show at TAG Heuer’s Museum.
You can read more about this story over at OntheDash, where Jeff Stein has written a great article.
The watch is manually wound via the crown on top of the case and measures seconds on the outer dial, elapsed minutes on the 12 o’clock sub-dial and elapsed hours on the 6 o’clock sub-dial. The timer is started and stopped by pressing the large crown and then re-set by pressing the smaller pusher.
Carrera 1887 SpaceX
The Anthracite hands match the colour of the minute markers, with the chronograph second hand shaped to reflect the original Heuer watch.
The watch is complemented by a great looking “vintage” brown leather strap, and is also available with the standard Carrera bracelet.
At the 3 o’clock position is the text “First Swiss Watch in Space”.
Movement and Caseback
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