DescriptionAccutron "Astronaut" Limited Edition (#0229/1000) GMT Watch, Model 28B088, New in Box, Originally from the Personal Collection of Buzz Aldrin. A stunning piece of men's jewelry issued in 2007 to pay tribute to the original Bulova Astronaut model of the 1960s. Swiss-made, stainless steel, automatic, skeleton rotor & GMT movement, 21-jewels, raised sapphire beveled crystal, water resistant to 100m, case diameter of 40mm x 12mm high. The caseback is numbered and etched with a facsimile Buzz Aldrin signature. This one has not been worn and comes with its original presentation case, NASA pin, outer box ($1295 sticker), and paperwork. The number on the watch is 229 but the number on the box and COA is 232. It seems likely that the two watches were inadvertently switched at some point. The text of the Certificate of Authenticity is transcribed below; it gives more details of the watch.
"This officially certifies that this watch is an authentic, limited edition Accutron Astronaut, featuring a precision 21-jewel, automatic, mechanical GMT movement.
"Invaluable equipment for high-flying travelers for over half a century, GMT movements provide effortless dual time zone precision with a 24-hour scale as well as an independent 12-hour reading. Accutron's distinguished, Swiss-made, Astronaut, featuring the superb ETA 2893-2 automatic, mechanical 21-jewel GMT movement, celebrates this unique timekeeping innovation in an exceptional design inspired by a landmark watch of the early-1960s.
"Including a four-screw exhibition caseback etched with the signature endorsement of legendary astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, this limited edition timepiece is individually numbered on both its caseback and this certificate to attest to its position in a single controlled-production run of 1,000. This officially certifies that this watch is an authentic, limited edition Accutron Astronaut, featuring a precision 21-jewel, automatic, mechanical GMT movement."
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