Bulova Special Edition Lunar Pilot Black NATO Quartz Chronograph Men's Watch 98A186. On the 2nd of August 1971, Bulova made space history during the Apollo 15 mission of the lunar landing. Bulova engineers made it so the watch was able to withstand lunar conditions. Bulova makes history once more with the 98A186, updated with an exclusive top performance with a frequency of 262KHz for exceptional accuracy. Moreover a black dial is complimented by white indexes and hands with the Bulova logo found at 12 o'clock.Three chronographs are found around the dial which allow the wearer to precisely measure time, especially for crucial and pressured situations resembling that of guiding a rocket. In terms of the dial, the very outside is a tachymeter which can be used to measure distance and speed. The astronauts on the Apollo 15 mission would have used this to calculate their speed and distance to the moon. A tough black IP steel case and anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass protect the dial. A standard buckle fastens a black NATO strap.
Lastly, this watch has a water resistance of 100 metres, making it suitable for swimming and snorkelling. Black IP Plated Steel Case. 1875 is the year that Joseph Bulova, a 23 year old Czech immigrant, opened a small jewellery store in downtown Manhattan. The brand soon became known for unwavering spirit of inventions.Notably, the companys first complete line of mens wristwatches were soon released in 1919. They enjoyed huge popularity, as they became increasingly popular at the cost of a decline in popularity for pocket watches. The production of watches was revolutionised by Bulova as they developed a new standardisation process. Because they made standard every part of a Bulova watch interchangeable with the same part in any other Bulova watch. The brand grew increasingly popular through their adoption of advertisements. Most notably the brand produced the nation's first ever radio spot commercial, in 1961. In the following five years Bulova conducted the first million dollar marketing campaign. By 1941 Bulova aired the first television commercial, using a simple picture of watch and a map of the United States.
However, it was not just Bulovas advertising firsts which allowed the popularity to gain a great deal of popularity. Bulova Watch Company used proprietary tuning fork based technology to develop the worlds first fully electronic watch in 1931, the most accurate timepiece in the world at the time. But most significantly on July 20, 1969 Bulova completed its most impressive and iconic first to date. As the Apollo XI astronauts rounded off the historic first ever moonwalk, they paused to place a Bulova timepiece in the lunar Sea of Tranquility. Not only had Bulova conquered earth, but its reach now extended into space.
1972 saw Bulova launch a pioneering campaign in support of gender equality in the workplace, under the slogan Equal Pay. Fast-forward to the present day and Bulova is continuing to set the standard in pioneering watchmaking. Recent partnerships include a landmark deal to become the official timepiece supplier to Manchester United. Also a collaboration with the Grammys to record the most iconic moments of Americas premier music awards.
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