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.
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