Wearables

Lunar Watch puts a genuine moon rock on your wrist

Only 25 Lunar Watches will be made
Only 25 Lunar Watches will be made
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The Lunar Watch is made from moon rocks collected in 1974
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The Lunar Watch is made from moon rocks collected in 1974
The Lunar Watch is crafted in Switzerland from lunar olivine basalt collected on a Russian mission
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The Lunar Watch is crafted in Switzerland from lunar olivine basalt collected on a Russian mission
Each hand-crafted Lunar Watch runs $27,500
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Each hand-crafted Lunar Watch runs $27,500
The Lunar Watch comes with an Italian leather band included
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The Lunar Watch comes with an Italian leather band included
Only 25 Lunar Watches will be made
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Only 25 Lunar Watches will be made

Ever wonder what the government does with all the rocks and other stuff it brings back from the moon? In Russia's case, it apparently finds a partner to sell some of it off to earthlings with too much disposable income, to wear on their wrist.

The Analog Watch Company is now offering the "Lunar Watch," wristwatches crafted from olivine basalt that was collected on the surface of the moon by the Soviet Luna probe in 1974. The chunky timepieces are hand-crafted in Switzerland and only 25 units will be made.

Analog claims that radiometric dating measured the rock to be 4.5 billion years old, from right around the time the Moon and Earth are believed to have formed, obviously making it older than life on our planet.

The 41-mm moon rock case houses your basic analog watch – definitely no smartwatch operating system on this timepiece. It also comes with an Italian black leather strap, sapphire crystal face, and stainless steel case back.

Each watch comes with a certificate of authenticity and is priced at US$27,500. You can see it up close in the promotional video below.

The Lunar Watch - A Timepiece Made from Moon Rock

Source: Analog Watch Co.

7 comments
StephenJTebbutt
So only the ones with the money can afford one. Typical.
MichaelNiccolai
How does anyone who calls themselves a journalist fall for something so obviously fake?
FollowTheFacts
I did not know, that the Soviets ever managed to have anything returned from the surface of the moon...they were first at many things, but that...is such a spectacular feat, I felt I would have known about it...if I'm wrong, I'll be proven wrong, but until then, I don't believe this story...
Lbrewer42
SO once again the majority of trained people won;t see the problem with the supposed science here when talking about the date of the rock. Radiocarbon dating methods, byt their nature are based upon way too many assumnptions for them to be trusted - depite mainstream objection. STudy ho wthey work down to the elemental level and the assumption that a steady state has been around for those 1.5 billion years whie the entire solar sytem was supposed to be changing fundamentally dictates the flaws in the system. Add to this that you cannot use radiocarbon dating from one planetray body to the next b/c the atmospheres and environment must be the same on each plent/body for the test to "work" according to theory and you have yet another brainwashed publkic falling for nonesense. Other than that - cool idea if the rock is real.
rpark
...I'll bet they already have commitments for all 25- wonder if they ship with a free battery replacement policy?
wanderkip
April Fools!
Wolf0579
The USA GAVE those lunar samples to the Soviets, so they would have some lunar materiel to study.... I see how that turned out....
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