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X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch
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X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition - Skindiver WT Professional Hand-Wound Tool-Watch

The most faithful re-edition to-date of the tool-watch
once owned and worn by Neil Armstrong
429,00€
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  • Nylon & Leather Strap on Leather Bund

REF / SKU:

20-SWP-001-NYB-BLK-X15xWG

Fly back to 1969, with the most faithful re-interpretation to date of the Skindiver "Worldtimer" tool-watch featuring the limited edition X-15 caseback and a hand-wound mechanical movement with a red on white date disk.

This Skindiver WT Professional tool-watch features a black dial with green C7 Super-LumiNova®, the iconic hour arrow hand, an Hesalite glass and a steel case with a black PVD treated bezel - water resistant to 100m.

This mechanical wristwatch - powered by the Japanese mechanical movement Citizen/Miyota 8215 - is presented on a nylon & leather strap equipped with a black leather bund-plate.

THE SKINDIVER "WORLDTIMER"
In the early 1960s, Wolbrook and its sister brand Douglas introduced the Skindiver “Worldtimer”: a solid, water-resistant and highly legible timepiece with luminous markers and hands, a bold red sweep second hand, distinctive hour and minute hands, a 24-hours / Military Time scale along with a rotatable bezel with time zones and elapsed time.

This mix of features from a diving watch and a pilot watch makes it the kind of tool-watch a NASA engineer and test pilot would choose and operate.

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SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

NEIL ARMSTRONG'S TOOL-WATCH

As many pilots, astronauts or regular men and women through the 1960s and 1970s owning a personal, extra back-up watch on top of your standard issued time instrument was common sense and practice.

And for that, Neil Armstrong selected and wielded a readable and efficient timepiece: The Skindiver “Worldtimer”.

Neil's tool-watch was auctioned and authenticated in 2019. By the look of it - wear and tears, faded marking on the bezel, along with a replacement military specs nylon strap - it did not stay in a drawer.

Photo Credit & Source: Heritage Auction


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NASA'S ULTIMATE HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT
&
ITS TEST PILOT

Armstrong

SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

THE X-15 HYPERSONIC ROCKET-POWERED AIRCRAFT

At the dawn of the space race, before men looked up to the Moon, the first frontier was outer space. In 1960, to carry on aerodynamic researches, NASA engineers defined the requirements for an ultimate plane: a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft capable of near space flight. The X-15 program was born. 

From 1959 to 1968, through 199 flights reaching the maximum altitude of 107.8 km (67.0 mi) and the top speed of 6,206 km/h (3,856 mph), NASA’s X-15 experimental planes laid the ground work for spacecraft navigation. The 12 test pilots from the program were from the US Air Force and NASA. 

Among these audacious and highly skilled pioneers was the man who would set the first foot on the Moon in 1969: Neil Alden Armstrong.

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SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

THE TOOL-WATCH OF
A TEST PILOT AND ENGINEER

During his unique career as an engineer, test pilot and astronaut for NASA, Neil Armstrong flew hundreds of high-performance aircrafts and spaceships. In which of these, his Skindiver “Worldtimer” wristwatch was part of the adventure is a mystery.

This is where history stops and the legend starts…


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SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL TOOL-WATCH

Neil ArmstrongTM is a trademark of the Purdue Research Foundation www.NeilArmstrong.com

Photos Credit: NASA

SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL x-15 - 1969 - lIMITED EDITION - OVERVIEW

• MECHANICAL MOVEMENT

Hand-Wound / 42h power reserve / Quick date setting

• HESALITE GLASS

Impact resistant / Inner cyclops

• STAINLESS STEEL CASE

Ø 40MM / 316L stainless steel

• NYLON STRAP & BUND PLATE OR MESH BAND

Nylon & Italian vegetable tanned leather strap and bund / pilot plate OR 316L stainless steel mesh band

• WATER-RESISTANCE

100M≈10ATM

• SWISS SUPER-LUMINOVA®

C7 Super-LumiNova® on hands and indices

• UNI-DIRECTIONAL BEZEL

120 clicks / 60 graduations & 12 world cities / time zones

• ASSEMBLED IN FRANCE

Hand-assembled / Regulated to ±15 seconds per day

• MECHANICAL MOVEMENT

Hand-Wound / 42h power reserve / Quick date setting

• HESALITE GLASS

Impact resistant / Inner cyclops

• STAINLESS STEEL CASE

Ø 40MM / 316L stainless steel

• NYLON STRAP & BUND PLATE OR MESH BAND

Nylon & Italian vegetable tanned leather strap and bund / pilot plate OR 316L stainless steel mesh band

• WATER-RESISTANCE

100M≈10ATM

• SWISS SUPER-LUMINOVA®

C7 Super-LumiNova® on hands and indices

• UNI-DIRECTIONAL BEZEL

120 clicks / 60 graduations & 12 world cities / time zones

• ASSEMBLED IN FRANCE

Hand-assembled / Regulated to ±15 seconds per day

SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL X-15 - 1969 - LIMITED EDITION - OVERVIEW

• MECHANICAL MOVEMENT

Hand-Wound / 42h power reserve / Quick date setting

• HESALITE GLASS

Impact resistant / Inner cyclops

• STAINLESS STEEL CASE

Ø 40MM / 316L stainless steel

• NYLON STRAP & BUND PLATE OR MESH BAND

Nylon & Italian vegetable tanned leather strap and bund / pilot plate OR 316L stainless steel mesh band

SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL X-15 LIMITED EDITION OVERVIEW

• WATER-RESISTANCE

100M≈10ATM

• SWISS SUPER-LUMINOVA®

C7 Super-LumiNova® on hands and indices

• UNI-DIRECTIONAL BEZEL

120 clicks / 60 graduations & 12 world cities / time zones

• ASSEMBLED IN FRANCE

Hand-assembled / Regulated to ±15 seconds per day

SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

DEPENDABLE & SOLID TOOL-WATCH

• Hand finished brushed 316L stainless steel case
• Glass box Hesalite glass with an inside “cyclops” magnifier above the date window 
Drilled lugs for easy strap changes 
• Water resistance: 10 ATM / 100m

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MECHANICAL MOVEMENT: JAPANESE RELIABILITY & QUALITY

Citizen / Miyota 8215 mechanical movement:
Hand-wound
• 42 hours power-reserve
• Quick date setting
• Vibration frequency of 21600 per hour
• 21pcs jewels

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IN-HOUSE MOVEMENT MODIFICATIONS & OPERATIONS

• Disassembly of the rotor to modify the movement into a hand-wound movement
• Modification of the date disk to a “full red” style disk with the date in red on white
• Control and setting with a tolerance of ±15 seconds and setting at 0,2

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SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

X-15 - 1969 - LIMITED EDITION CASEBACK

The Skindiver WT Professional X-15 - 1969 -Limited Edition celebrates and pays tribute to the X-15 aircraft by featuring an engraving of this incredible plane on its caseback and the iconic aeronautical industry line:
“THE PROOF IS IN THE FLYING”.

The unique casebacks of these special edition tool-watches are individually numbered and strictly limited to 1969 pieces.

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SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

ASSEMBLED IN FRANCE

Like the Douglas watch of Neil Armstrong back in the 1960s, the Skindiver WT Professional X-15 - 1969 - Limited Edition tool-watches are carefully assembled by professional and trained watchmakers in France, nearby Besançon.

The movements are customized – with a “full red” style date disk in the case of the Skindiver WT Professional - and regulated by our watchmakers.

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THE SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL X-15 - 1969 - LIMITED EDITION IN "MM"

40mm diameter x 48mm lugs to lugs x 13.55mm thickness / 20mm lug width

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