Go weightless during a ZeroG flight. A specially designed Breitling chronograph is the boarding pass. The lucky partakers in this ZeroG experience will be entitled to keep this instrument for professionals.

Sounds great, doesn´t it… The S3 company (Swiss Space Systems) will be organizing its first weightless ZeroG flights to a broad public in 2015. As the main partner Breitling will equip passengers with an exclusive chronograph.

 

A little bit of weightless history for you first… :-)

On May 24th 1962 Breitling made its maiden weightless flight on the wrist of the American astronaut Scott Carpenter with a Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute when he was surrounding earth in the space capsule “Aurora 7”.

This was by the way the first space-traveling wrist-chronograph.

Three months before, on the 20th February 1962, the American astronaut John Glenn surrounded the earth in the space capsule “Friendship 7”. Glenn was carrying the Heuer hand-chronograph 2915A with him that was fixed with a makeshift construction on the right arm of his space suit.

So if you ever asked yourself which was the very first mechanical watch in space this is the answer.

 

American astronaut John Glenn surrounded the earth in the space capsule “Friendship 7”

American astronaut John Glenn surrounded the earth in the space capsule “Friendship 7

The Heuer hand-chronograph 2915A used by John Glenn, the very first mechanical watch in space.

The Heuer hand-chronograph 2915A used by John Glenn, the very first mechanical watch in space.

Scott Carpenter with a Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute when he was surrounding earth in the space capsule “Aurora 7”.

Scott Carpenter was wearing a Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute when he was surrounding earth in the space capsule “Aurora 7”.

 

 

Now, PLEASE click on page 2 to learn everything about the S3 company (Swiss Space Systems) project >>>

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Anthony says:

    You can only keep the watch if you go premium or VIP.

  2. Sheldon Smith says:

    FWIW, the post on re-discovering the Glenn – Heuer stopwatch I have posted at http://www.minus4plus6.com/heuer.htm -Sheldon

  3. Denis says:

    The very first mechanical watch in space was Shturmanskiye wearing by Yuriy Gagarin on the 12 April 1961.
    http://www.alltime.ru/obj/article/231053/kosmos1.jpg

  4. Amir says:

    It’s an interesting marketing strategy… But I really don’t like the “S3″ branding on the dial. I don’t mind it in the strap or caseback, but putting a logo that has the number “3″ in it other than the 3 o’clock position doesn’t work for me. Otherwise, I think it’s a cool watch.

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