Watch & Jewellery
SPACE TOURISTS HAVE THE COOLEST WRISTWATCHES: IWC Schaffhausen for Inspiration4
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of IWC Schaffhausen
16.09.2021
Each of the Inspiration4 crew members will be wearing a special IWC Schaffhausen wristwatch
Each of the Inspiration4 crew members will be wearing a special IWC Schaffhausen wristwatch
Each of the Inspiration4 crew members will be wearing a special IWC Schaffhausen wristwatch
Each of the Inspiration4 crew members will be wearing a special IWC Schaffhausen wristwatch
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It’s not every day that we get to launch willing humans (and wristwatches) into space. But these days, it appears to be as frequent as our trip to the hair salon. IWC Schaffhausen is the next in line to pitch their wares for a trip into space as of today. A four-person civilian crew on the Inspiration4 spacecraft have successfully departed NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a three-day trip orbiting the planet. (Yes, this is one of those space tourism flights you’ve been reading about but will certainly last longer than Jeff Bezos’ moment in space.) IWC Schaffhausen has provided the crew with specially-made watches for the experience, a Pilot’s Watch Chronograph that features a 44.5mm white ceramic case, a material that has never appeared in the catalogue albeit for a prototype. The dial is a special mod too with stars printed on it along with the Inspiration4 logo on a sub-dial at 6 o’clock. Even the titanium case back is engraved with the core values of the mission (which make for good reminders too): leadership, hope, generosity, and prosperity. What IWC Schaffhausen hopes to do with these watches when they receive them back from the crew after the successful flight is to auction them in order to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Yes, some corporate humblebrags about going into space actually result in the less fortunate benefiting from the experience.

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