NASA and Bulova - The Bulova Lunar Pilot
When we think of NASA, the first thing that often comes to mind is Omega and the Speedmaster. While NASA and Omega go hand in hand, Bulova had it's own “moon watch” made for astronaut David Scott for the Apollo 15 mission. The watch popped up at auction in 2015, selling for an astounding $1.3 million, and would light the fire for Bulova to reproduce the beautiful “moon watch” we know as the Lunar Pilot.
The Lunar Pilot was a surprise release from Bulova in 2015, but with the buzz around the sale of David Scott’s personal Bulova, the release made sense. The Lunar Pilot is a beautiful remake of a vintage chronograph and features Bulova’s high-accuracy quartz technology. The clean and classic dial design shares a similar aesthetic to the Omega Speedmaster, but the Bulova Lunar Pilot case design creates its own identity and aesthetic.
The Lunar Pilot is available in 43mm and 45mm case diameters but in different colours and strap options. The original release of the Lunar Pilot featured a 45mm stainless steel case, 13.5mm thick, 52mm lug-to-lug and a lug width of 20mm. The 45mm came with a textured black leather strap and a secondary black nylon strap and is only available in a black dial.
The 43mm Lunar Pilot features a stainless steel case, 13.5mm thick, 50mm lug-to-lug and comes in two dial variations; black dial and white dial with blue sub-dials and a blue bezel insert. Both variations feature a matching leather nato strap and a stainless steel bracelet with quick-release spring bars. Both 43mm and 45mm Lunar Pilot feature the NP20 High Precision Quartz movement, which resonates at 262khz for ultimate accuracy and precision.
If you’re looking for a watch connected to space exploration or NASA or want a fantastic everyday tool watch, the Bulova Lunar Pilot is a superb option. Feel free to check our inventory and find out what Lunar Pilot suits you.