This Bulova Watch Has A Dial Made From An Ancient Meteorite

A galactic addition to your watch collection.


Bulova watches, at times made for dressy occasions and at times made for otherworldly heights and depths, have a special pedigree built right in: Quite literally, in the case of the stunning new Bulova Lunar Pilot Meteorite, which challenges “the rules of space and time,” according to the watchmaker.

How so? The two-tone chronograph dial boasts Muonionalusta Meteorite within its exclusive, mysterious design (for those keeping score at home, it’s believed to be more than 4.5 billion years old).


Already home to the highly durable Bulova Devil Diver and the watch brand of choice for icons like Frank Sinatra over the years, the Lunar Pilot Meteorite is a giant leap for mankind, and for watchmaking history.

And since the slow-cooling meteorite pieces used in the dial formed over millions of years, no two crystalline patterns are alike, meaning no two Bulova timepieces are exactly alike, in this instance.


It’s a nod to the brand’s original moon watch and joins its Archive Series in a tribute to the company’s rich heritage (a Bulova chronograph was worn on the moon during the 1971 Apollo 15 mission).


That particular timepiece had a vital role to play, tracking oxygen, water and battery power levels and timing.

As the company notes, “the timepiece could—and did—perform flawlessly, withstanding pressures of changing atmospheric conditions, fluctuating temperatures and gravitational shifts.”

In a tried-and-true nod to the original, the new Lunar Pilot Meteorite timepiece boasts a sand blasted titanium grade-5 and stainless steel case that clocks in at 43.5mm, while the caseback features a lunar relief design and individual number marking.


Delivered on a sleek black leather strap, latched spring bars offer variety and the ability to swap out straps (think of it like two, or three, watches for the price of one).

“There is no denying the success of the Lunar Pilot and the genuine story behind such an incredible timepiece,” said Jeffrey Cohen, President of Citizen Watch America. “To be able to integrate space materials into the watch brings a fresh perspective to this original design.”

For aspiring lunar explorers and watch enthusiasts, the offering is a rare one: 5,000 pieces worldwide are available at a price tag of $1,495.