A triple-calendar chronograph for collectors seeking maximum utility and elegance from a mechanical tool watch. This first series of the Mission Moon respects the design principles of the iconic Mission M250, Towson’s first commercial watch that was worn in outer space by NASA astronauts. Yet it boasts an even more impressive array of full-calendar complications with its restructured 7751 caliber. The engine-turned guilloche-style dial in either silver, black, or silver with salmon-toned sub-dials vests a moonphase window, date-calendar, hour/minute counters, and day/ month windows.
Base : Valjoux cal. 7751 , 25 jewel , triple-calendar chronograph
Modifications : adjusted to 5 positions, Glucydure Balance, Nivarox Hairspring, Incabloc Shock Absorption , power reserve of 46 hours
Functions : Hours, minutes, small seconds, central chronograph seconds, central date hand, day of the week at 12:00 (left side), month at 12:00 (right side), 30 minutes chronograph counter at 12:00, 12 hours chronograph counter at 6:00, moonphase indicator at 6:00, 24 hour time at 9:00 , start/stop at 2:00 , reset at 4:00
*Decorated, modified and adjusted in Baltimore, MD. USA
Material : stainless steel handcrafted in Germany
Finish : high-polish midsection + lugs , high-polish bezel with coined edges
Features : exhibition back, quickset for date, month & moonphase , exterior day-corrector, free-standing high-polish chronograph pushers, screwed down caseback engraved with reference number, serial number and brand information.
Dimensions : 39mm, 13.5mm width , 20mm lug width
Crystal : Scratch Resistant anti-reflex Sapphire crystal on front and back
Crown : push/pull , quickset function
Depth Rating : 30 meters
Color : silver + silver tachymeter, black + black tachymeter
Detailing : handmade engine-guilloche , rhodium-plated hour indices , blue-painted minute indicators
Features : day-calendar on outer-ring with crescent moon red-tipped pointer hand, three sub-dials , moonphase window , date/month windows
Hands : leaf-shaped white-painted steel hands or rhodium-plated steel hands
*Designed, prototyped, and finished in Baltimore, MD. USA
Series : MM250-1 (Mission Moon | Series One )
Reference(s) : MM250-S1 , MM250-B1
The original Mission Moon MM250 launched in 2015 offering three different dial color options - silver, black, silver + salmon. Limited to 250 individually-numbered timepieces in total - 125 black, 125 silver. The series achieves high-end formality for a high-complication sports watch. Evolved from our original Mission M250 chronograph, an instrument made for NASA astronauts at the start of the new millenium and Towson Watch Company’s first commercial series. Prior to launching the first collection of 25 timepieces, several served as a faithful companion to astronauts aboard the Endeavor aircraft on a NASA STS-99 mission, which mapped the earth’s surface from the south of Greenland to the northern edge of the Antarctic in 2000. The Mission Collection today is composed of the same materials and built by the same watchmaker who made America's last chronometer worn on a NASA space mission, Hartwig Balke.