Introduced in 2014, Bulova’s Accutron II pays tribute to the original Accutron series of the 1960s, which featured a revolutionary tuning fork movement used by NASA on space missions. You won’t find the Accutron II Spaceview in any such aircraft today, but the watch is nonetheless equipped with another revolutionary timekeeping mechanism: UHF, which stands for Ultra High Frequency. This quartz movement vibrates at 262 kilohertz, or about eight times faster than a standard two-prong quartz crystal. Designed to provide a smooth-sweeping second hand, it’s not only completely silent but also hyper-accurate.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of three different models. This drop is limited to 70 units.
Most notable about this version of the Accutron II Spaceview is the skeletonized dial, offering a look at the UHF movement of the watch. It’s appointed with lumed white hands, with a tuning fork adorning the seconds hand—a reference to the movement of the original Accutron. Along the outer ring are stick markers denoting minutes and applied pip-like hour markers. At the 12 o’clock position is another tuning fork. A boxed and domed mineral crystal sits above the dial, and a crown at 3 o’clock sits flush with the uniquely shaped three-sided case, which is polished on the sides and brushed on top.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Apr 12, 2016 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.