This automatic titanium watch by AEROMAT was designed in close collaboration with Major General Joe H. Engle, the last living X-15 test pilot.
The North American X-15 is a hypersonic, rocket-powered airplane operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. It holds the official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a crewed, powered aircraft. This record-breaking speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h) was achieved on 3 October 1967.
This AEROMAT wristwatch pays tribute to one of the most daring aeronautical projects. The design concept of the AEROMAT X-15 WATCH, with its plated titanium case and applied dial, is entirely focused on X-15 in all its aspects.
The AEROMAT X-15 WATCH features a round, titanium case measuring 44mm diameter, 22mm lug-width, 51mm lug-to-lug length and 12.5mm thickness (including crystal). It incorporates various forms of surface finishing on different parts of the case, for example: polished, circular-polished, vertical-brushed, round-brushed and matt.
The watch features an aircraft instrument inspired dial, with a choice of Black, Green, Blue or Grey colour versions. It features sword-shaped hour and minute hands. The seconds hand evokes the shape of the X-15 aircraft. The watch maintains a minimalistic dial layout with lumed numeral hour markers and hands. It also features a small date window at 3 o’ clock.
On the caseback, the watch highlights the engravings of X-15 nose silhouette, Major General Joe H. Engle’s signature and two stars representing the rank of Major General. On the case-back, you will also find a display inspired by the X-15 Cockpit Turn & Slip Indicator.
AEROMAT X-15 is equipped with the Japanese automatic 24 jewels NH35A movement with date display and 41-hour power reserve. Topped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, the watch offers a water resistance of 10ATM (100m/330 FT).
On 2nd November 2021, the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign to roll out the exclusive numbered edition of this self-winding watch. The crowd-funding project will be active until 23rd November this year. During this promotional campaign, the backers can pre-order AEROMAT X-15 watch. Pledges start at 245 Euros (approximately USD 285).
Each package will include a numbered X-15 automatic watch in titanium packed in an aluminium travel case box. With each timepiece, the brand is offering one mesh band, one Nato strap, and one Italian leather strap.
For more details, please visit the AEROMAT X-15 Kickstarter crowd-funding page.