in

Astronomical Price – “Moon Watch” Sold For $1,625 Million

"Moon Watch" Sold For $1,625 Million

The watch worn by American astronaut David Scott while he walked on the moon was sold at auction for $ 1.625 million. As one of only 12 men who walked on the Moon, Scott was commander of the Apollo 15 mission, which took place in 1971. During his third walk the lunar surface American astronaut wear a watch “Bulova Chronograph” which replaced his standard Swiss watch “Omega” because it was broken.

"Moon Watch" Sold For $1,625 Million
“Moon Watch” Sold For $1,625 Million

It is the only privately held lunar-worn wristwatch, and its buyer is a businessman from Florida who competed for it for 12 minutes with one British bidder, said the auction house RR from Boston.
It is also the only US manufacturing watch that is worn on the moon. All other astronauts who touched the lunar soil had on hand the Swiss mege “Spidmasters” provided by NASA, which is considered the property of the US government and are mostly stored in American museums.

"Moon Watch" Sold For $1,625 Million
“Moon Watch” Sold For $1,625 Million

After his second walk, Scott noticed that his “Omega” broke down so for the next trip to the moon he took his own Bulova watch.
“Among the tasks that I had set, tracking time was perhaps the most important” – said in the cover letter of 83-year-old Scott.
The walk on Lunar mission Apollo 15 lasted four hours, 49 minutes and 50 seconds. On this watch are visible traces from radiation during his stay on the moon as well as damage caused by the fall of the capsule into the ocean after returning to Earth.

"Moon Watch" Sold For $1,625 Million
“Moon Watch” Sold For $1,625 Million

What do you think?

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Loading…

0

Comments

0 comments

$1 Million Batmobile

Glenlivet Nàdurra Drinks Trolley by Sebastian Cox