Bulova Lunar Pilot Meteorite

written by YWH team 9 March 2024
Bulova Lunar Pilot Meteorite ref. 96A312

Quick specs Bulova Lunar Pilot Meteorite
Price: approx. € 1.280 | approx. CHF 1’350 | $ 1,495 | £ 1,195
Size: 43.5 mm
Reference: 96A312 – limited to 5,000 pieces

The Bulova Lunar Pilot Meteorite makes a comeback. This timepiece commemorates the brand’s historic moment when a Bulova Chronograph went to the moon on August 2, 1971, during the Apollo mission. You can observe this significant event at the back of the case, which is adorned with an engraved astronaut. And of course the date of the Apollo mission with that Bulova chronograph.

The new model features a distinctive grey meteorite dial and is limited to 5,000 pieces. The case is made from stainless steel and titanium measuring 43.50 millimeters. The dial comes from a 4.5-billion year old iron meteorite which was discovered in Northern Scandinavia in 1906. The meteorite’s unique crystalline pattern makes that each dial is a one-of-a-kind.

The Bulova Lunar Pilot Meteorite is powered by a quartz movement

Similar to the original Bulova Chronograph Model #88510/01, the watch includes a black tachymeter ring adorned with the retro Bulova logo. The chronograph counters and small seconds are located at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.

Inside is a high-precision quartz movement with Citizen/Miyota roots and an accuracy of a few seconds per year. The Lunar Pilot Meteorite comes on a NATO black leather strap.

Technical data Bulova Lunar Pilot Meteorite
96A312 – limited to 5,000 pieces
Bulova caliber NP20 | Quartz | Frequency: 262,144 kHz | Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph | Battery cell: SR927W (395)
Case and dial:
43.5 mm | Stainless steel & titanium | Anti-reflective sapphire crystal | Grey meteorite dial | Luminous hands and markers | Water resistance: 5 ATM / 5 bar / 50 meters / 165 feet
Nato black leather strap
Price Bulova Lunar Pilot Meteorite:
approx. € 1.280 | approx. CHF 1’350 | $ 1,495 | £ 1,195