We love designs with a good story. We also love beautiful watches. So it comes as no surprise that we really like the concept behind The Earth Collection by Werenbach. Created for space and science lovers as well as for wristwatch fans and design aficionados, the timepieces from this range check all the right boxes. They feature dials made from a real space rocket – the Soyuz MS-02 that took three astronauts to ISS in 19 October 2016.
Using the booster and fairing parts, Werenbach crafted beautiful watches which boast scratches, unique grooves and textures on their dials. Apart from Model 1, which features a black-anodized finish, the other four models display the color tones of the source material. Among shades of gray, Model 5 stands out with its rusty orange dial made of the exterior cladding of the rocket engine.
All of the timepieces have a quality Swiss movement and come with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal cover on the front and a transparent cover on the back. The models 2, 4 and 5 also feature an adjustable Launch Sequencer dial which allows the user to see the time and the altitude of a rocket as it travels from Earth to space. Available on Kickstarter, The Earth Collection surpassed the initial goal 15 times over – yes, that’s fifteen. And the campaign isn’t even over yet. If you want to get your hands on one of the watches (including on the limited edition 4 and 5 models), head over to the brand’s Kickstarter page and become a backer. But keep in mind that the campaign ends on the 30th of May 2017. Images courtesy of Werenbach.