Celebrate The First Man In Space With The Gagarin Tourbillion Watch


Today just happens to be the anniversary of the date Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel to outer space. He spent 108 minutes orbiting the earth in the Vostok-1 spacecraft at over 20,000 miles per hour.

Needless to say, no watch could ever be beautiful or elaborate enough to fully honor this momentous achievement, but the Gagarin Tourbillion comes pretty close. Check out the video after the break to see what I mean.

The tourbillion revolves around the watch, traveling over city names—mimicking the Vostok-1 flight. As you may have guessed, it takes 108 minutes to make one full revolution. It also has several engravings commemorating the flight.

Unfortunately, only 50 of the watches will be made and most of them will undoubtedly be pegged for the Russian super rich.

(Gagarin Tourbillion via aBlogToRead)

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