“As children, we always dreamed about space. Our eyes would see something down here on Planet Earth but inevitably return to the stars, looking up and wondering if we would ever get there ourselves. Then, in July 1969, we did: the astronauts of Apollo 11 led us to the moon.” So say the brothers and co-founders of Bovarro Replica Watches, Ary and Bob.
Now, the Moon 1969 replica watch, a Bovarro Swiss-made automatic timepiece, is on Kickstarter to celebrate that achievement. Designed to resemble the hatch and knob on the Apollo 11 spacecraft, bezels and all, this is a replica watch that is both unique and functional.
Initially, the duo created the bezel to look exactly like the Apollo 11 hatch with the 42 screws, but the look of the replica watch did not quite come out as they had expected. To make the replica watch more attractive, the brothers had to tweak the appearance a little and at the same time try to maintain the aesthetics. So they decided to reduce the screws around the bezel to eight and shape the crown somewhat like the knob on the right side of the hatch – and the look of the replica watch came out exactly the way they had envisioned.
The replica watches will come in a 42mm case with 22mm lugs and a 46mm case with 24mm lugs in 316L stainless steel – or 18K solid gold! Replica Watch enthusiasts will have the option of choosing an Italian leather, German-made strap in either black or brown. The replica watches will also come in limited-edition series from #0-500 and will have unique serial numbers engraved on the case backs.
The gold replica watches will also have gold crowns and strap buckles with see-through sapphire crystal case backs. Each replica watch is 100 meters water-resistant (gold models are 50 meters water-resistant) with double-domed sapphire crystal and sealed screw-in crown.
Bovarro Replica Watches come with 3 dial options – Lunar, Orbit, and Celestial models, as follows:
The easy-to-read black dial of the Bovarro Lunar Series boasts luminescent hour dots at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions, a luminescent moon at 6 o’clock, and date window at 3 o’clock.
Orbit and Celestial Models:
Bovarro Orbit and Celestial models come with a more minimalistic, index-free dials. The Bovarro Orbit models come with larger luminescent hour dots at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions, whereas the Bovarro Celestial model’s hour markers have been omitted to make it look more minimal.
The brothers chose to use the ETA 2824-2 movement because it is a good time-keeping machine with good accuracy, reliability, and durability, and used by many Swiss replica watch brands.
Every Bovarro replica watch will come in a high-gloss piano finish black wooden box with a model moon to celebrate the 1969 lunar landing, as well as a warranty card that covers the replica watches for 2 years against manufacturer defects.
Bovarro stainless steel replica watches will retail for $1,500 after production; Kickstarter preorder prices start from $599. Gold models have a future retail of $12,000, and are available on Kickstarter at $6,153. Bovarro was formed by the brothers to create replica watches that come from inspirations from the past and the future. Please visit Bovarro’s Kickstarter page for further information. www.bovarro.ch
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