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Type: VINTAGE WATCHES
Seller: Rarewatches.net
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FEATURES

SWISS MADE
MANUAL WINDING
17 JEWEL
CASE MEASUREMENTS - 40mm (W) X 38mm (H) X 15mm (T)
HUGE STEEL BAND: 38mm (W)
ASYMMETRICAL CRYSTAL
VERY HARD TO FIND

DESCRIPTION:

THE SPACEMAN HAS BEEN EXHIBITED AT LA CHAUX DE FONDS INTERNATIONAL CLOCK AND WATCH MUSEUM IN SWITZERLAND AND THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN NEW YORK CITY

REF: PIETER DOENSEN BOOK
The SPACE WATCH from 1972 was designed by Andre Le Marquand Geneve, inspired by an Astronaut's Helmet. The first design was originally created in 1968 and introduced at the 1972 Basel Fair in Switzerland.
Designed as a hallmark to the epochal Moon Landing of the Space Age, this watch caused a sensation - nobody thought that these strange looking watches could ever be sold.

This watch was sold by Tressa Lux, Fortis, Jules Jurgensen, Octo, Zeno Watch, Harlem and others.
The straps were made by Dupont and Nemours out of Corfam. From the asymmetrical semi-conical domed crystal, modeled after an Astronaut's helmet and Videosphere style dial, the Spaceman evokes a Stanley Kubrick 2001 A Space Odyssey aesthetic that is likened to other famous modern age designs by artists from Mid-Century Modern to the Space Age era whilst maintaining an edge that has been lost in today's dismal watch market.

This watch is an extremely rare New Old stock model.

Check also the Andre Le Marquand biography on our Designer section
THE SPACEMAN WATCH COLLECTION ALSO APPEARS IN PIETER DOENSEN'S BOOK: "WATCH - HISTORY OF THE MODERN WRISTWATCHES" (p. 54-55)

Condition: New Old Stock
Movement: Automatic
Finish: Silver
Bracelet: Steel Silver Finish
Date: No
Measure Width: 40mm
Measure Height: 38mm
Measure Thick: 15mm
Water Resistant: Yes
Swiss Made: Yes

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