Space Watches

Here you will find space watches used by NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency and the Astronaut Centre of China.

Here you can read about the history of space watches : “Space Watches page”

China’s first female astronaut wears Fiyta space watch

China's first female astronaut wears Fiyta space watch

On Saturday China’s first female astronaut went into space aboard the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft. The mission is to dock with an orbiting station, the latest part of an ambitious programme to go to the moon and then on to Mars. Fiyta’s Aeronautics Collection served as timekeeper for the space mission again. Fiyta is the only supplier of space watches …

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Omega Spacemaster Z-33. Programmable pilot functions and readability under any lighting conditions.

Omega Spacemaster Z-33. Programmable pilot functions and readability under any lighting conditions. 3

Just launched the Omega Spacemaster Z-33 watch, its powered by a new multifunction thermo-compensated quartz movement – calibre 5666. Like their X-33 speedmaster model it combines analog and digital displays. The digital display provides self-programmable professional pilot functions as well as date, UTC and two time zones, also a chronograph function and a countdown timer. The brushed, …

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Chinese Space Watch. Fiyta “Spacemaster”

Chinese Space Watch. Fiyta "Spacemaster"

The Fiyta Spacemaster was worn by astronaut Zhai Zhigang on the 29 September 2008 on the first spacewalk by a Chinese astronaut. This is the third space watch by Fiyta having developed two earlier watches for previous manned space missions by Chinese taikonauts, since 2003 having worked jointly with the Astronaut Centre of China. The watch comes …

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Omega Speedmaster Pro. First watch worn on the moon.

Omega Speedmaster Pro. First watch worn on the moon.

Probably the most famous of all Space watches, the Omega Speedmaster was qualified by NASA in 1965 for all manned space missions. It was the first watch to be worn on the moon when Buzz Aldrin famously landed there in 1969. Early in the 1960’s a NASA employee anonymously bought a selection of potential space watches. These …

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Fortis Cosmonauts Chronograph

Fortis Cosmonauts Chronograph

Fortis Cosmonauts Chronograph Fortis was chosen to be the exclusive supplier of space watches for manned space missions by the Russian Federal Space Agency since 1994. Fortis decided on an automatic chronograph for their space watch, and in order to see whether a self-winding movement could keep accurate time in space it was subjected to a number …

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Sturmanskie Yuri Gagarin

Sturmanskie Yuri Gagarin

Sturmanskie Gagarin chronograph. The Sturmanskie was the very first watch worn in space and this model is named after of course the first man in space, Russian Yuri Gagarin. The Sturmanskie still holds the record for a space watch that has spent the longest time in zero gravity conditions. So its just as worthy of a title …

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Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk

Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk

Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk – specially designed and built to accompany the first private individual to conduct a spacewalk. Seiko wanted to become involved with creating a space watch because of the technical challenges it presented. The challenge for the Seiko engineers was to create a space watch that would be able to have accurate timekeeping, …

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Rolex GMT Master Apollo XIII

Rolex GMT Master Apollo XIII

Jack Swigert April 11, 1970 Apollo XIII Although not a NASA certified space watch the GMT Master proved it had the ‘right stuff’ when Jack Swigert wore his Rolex GMT Master on the Apollo XIII mission in April 1970. It was also worn by Ron Evans, Mission Command Module Pilot of Apollo XVII and  Ed Mitchell of …

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Timex Ironman Nasa Missions

Timex Ironman Nasa Missions

Like the G-Shock the Ironman is a watch that has a reputation for toughness. Because of this it was chosen by astronauts and certified by NASA for space missions, it has accompanied astronauts and Russian cosmonauts to outer space. From the Timex sponsorship of the Ironman Triathlon event came the eventual partnership and the acquiring of …

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G-shock NASA space missions

G-shock NASA space missions

When it was first launched the G Shock was developed to be the ultimate tough watch. Casio engineers followed a development concept called “Triple 10″ aiming to create a watch that could withstand a ’10-meter’ free fall, have ’10-bar’ water resistance and a ’10 year’ battery life. They reached 200 prototypes before they achieved their goal. …

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Halda Space Discovery. At home on earth or in Space.

Halda Space Discovery. At home on earth or in Space.

The first thing that’s very noticeable about the Halda is that its a unique space watch in that it has interchangeable “Time Modules”. The watch is covertible depending on the environment, whether its terrestrial or not. Each module being created for optimum performance in its environment. One mechanical “Earth” module and one electronic “Space” module for …

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Breitling Navitimer Aurora 7

Breitling Navitimer Aurora 7

Scott Carpenter May 24th 1962 Aurora 7 When Scott Carpenter wore his Breitling Navitimer on the Aurora 7 Mission in May 1962 it was the first (known) watch worn by an American in space. This was the first watch used in Space featuring a 24 hour display which was useful since an astronauts day was no …

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