July 20th 1969
When Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface of the moon with an iconic phrase “The Eagle has landed. That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” the world has changed. These words were broadcast to hundreds of millions of people across the globe on July 20th 1969, exactly 50 years ago. The first lunar landing shifted the paradigm of how we perceive our own planet. The Apollo Missions enabled us to view our planet rising above the lunar horizon for the first time and showed us its fragility. It also changed how we call it - the blue planet. It is only since this historic event that the combined usage of the words “blue” and “planet” came into use, as can be seen from the Google Ngram Viewer. It allowed us to imagine how we would be viewed from outer space. This was a humbling and an enriching experience. One additional step that enhanced our understanding of the Copernican Revolution, giving us the notion that our earth is not in the center of the universe.
To commemorate this event, Torgoen introduces a limited edition of our best selling T16 watch, with a unique engraving of the landing module eagle on the case back as well as the lunar orbiter Columbia on the dial. This limited edition watch features 50 serial numbers for each of the two dials - the vintage white and blue colors. This watch features a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Other Torgoen watch features, like Swiss Made movement, high grade stainless steel case, 5 ATM water resistance and more are also present. There are only 100 watches in total - don’t miss the chance to own this unique timepiece!
A unique commemorative etching of an Eagle on the case back as well as 50 serial numbers for each of the two dials: the vintage white and blue colors
Features the symbol of the Columbia module. Available in two colors: vintage white and blue. This watch features a scratch resistant sapphire crystal
"that's one small step for a man,
one giant leap for mankind."
- Neil Armstrong