IWC sends Pilot Watch Chronographs on civilian-crewed SpaceX mission


Inspiration4 is a low orbit space mission due to take off on September 15 with all four passengers in the rocket’s capsule drawn from civilian life.

They will all board the SpaceX Resillience capsule wearing unique, space-themed IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronographs representing the mission’s values of Leadership, Hope, Generosity and Prosperity.


The mission is the brainchild of Jared Isaacman, a 38-year-old entrepreneur and pilot who will also serve as commander.

It will take off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The spacecraft will orbit the planet at an altitude of approximately 357 miles and a speed of more than 17,500 miles per hour.

After several days in orbit, the crew will re-enter our atmosphere for a soft water landing off the coast of Florida.

When the crew returns to earth, they will hand over the watches so they can be auctioned as part of the mission’s aim to raise funds for and promote the life-saving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, America’s foremost pediatric treatment and research facility.

The 44.5mm Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Inspiration4 has a white ceramic case and a dark blue lacquered dial printed with stars and the Inspiration4 logo.

It uses IWC-manufactured 69380 caliber chronograph movement protected by a titanium case back engraved with the name and mission. They are worn on a white rubber strap with a leather inlay.

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