NASA recently made the very significant discovery of the Trappist-1 solar system, which attracted a great deal of attention for having seven terrestrial exoplanets, of which three may be habitable.
Just to give the wearer a taste of star travel, the team at consistently innovative Xeric Watches has developed the cosmically beautiful Trappist-1 Moonphase watch. They want the wearer to feel that he or she is on a starship approaching Trappist-1. This magnificently crafted timepiece has a luminescent moonphase indicator and planetary objects on its face that represent hours and minutes.
Salient features of the Trappist-1 Moonphase watch:
- The Trappist-1’s center viewing window shows the current lunar phase.
- The SuperLuminova (a type of luminescent paint based on strontium aluminate) planets represent the hours and minutes on the dial.
- This masterpiece has a domed crystal that spans the entire dial. Made from hesalite, this watch crystal is extremely rigid and durable and can bear the harshest environments of space.
- The strap is made from Horween leather, and it has a quick-release spring bar system. Ridge lines on the strap give the feel of the surface of a spacesuit glove.
- The large Cupola grille dominates the front of the watch and looks like the observatory deck of a spaceship.
- Each Trappist-1 Moonphase model will be individually numbered.
Launched on Kickstarter, each Trappist-1 Moonphase will be available at the retail price of $350; however, as per the Kickstarter campaign, an Early Bird price $219 will be available for those who back the project.