Once space and back spacewalk Seikos spring drive chronograph was for charity auction on September 17, 2009 Uhrenauktionshaus antiquorum of the Seiko worn by Richard Garriot in outer space was auctioned in New York Spring drive spacewalk chronograph for $ 45,600. The revenue went to the charities the nature conservancy”and the Challenger Center for space science education”. The name holding 2008 featured watch at Baselworld, what he promises, because she, as announced on October 14, 2008 with the successful video and online games designer Richard Garriott on a 205th space mission. Onboard the Soyuz TMA 13 were four spring drive Chronograph, specifically for the trip to the international space station (ISS) have been made. Two of the Seiko worn watches on December 23, 2008 by cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov during a lasting 5 hours and 38 minutes space exit (extra-vehicular activity – EVA) in free space. During the EVA, the watches mastered the enormous Forces of free vacuum in the space and high exposure to radiation. One of the four timepieces for watches and Cosmos lovers in New York was auctioned off after the space stay. In 1973, a Seiko automatic chronograph with calibre 6139 accompanied William Reid Pogue American astronauts on the Skylab 4 mission.
This was the first automatic chronograph of the world, which made a voyage in space. 2008, the newly developed spacewalk should enter but also a free space. What sounds like of course, long been explored: Seiko had to decide when choosing a clock for the space trip for safety reasons between mechanical and spring drive technology. The main criterion here was the very different temperature from – 20 c up to + 70 c, what the precise timing of a traditional mechanical watch would make impossible. Instead of the traditional regulatory system, the spring drive has a tri-Synchro regulator which uses mechanical, electrical and electromagnetic energy.
In this way, the work of less is vulnerable for extreme temperature fluctuations and therefore perfectly suitable for the forces to clear space. Because of the vacuum in the vacuum, the case of the watch must be completely airtight. Taking into account the strong temperature fluctuations at all, it was necessary to develop a new type of seal, which relies on a rubberized material. Reported landing Richard Garriott, who is one with the space flight long-awaited dream had complied with: The spring drive spacewalk has proven itself not only during the flight, also before the start she has presided over nominal 4 G and 9 G rear entry simulation in the centrifuge. The clock of another brand did not survive those tests, the forces were too strong.” In addition to the technical attributes which made the spring drive spacewalk to the perfect watch for this mission, a deep connection between the essence of spring there drive and space. With their moving pointer movements reflects the spring drive as only watch world’s true, infinite nature of time. Measures the time without a ticking”and the perfect, continuous movement of each individual particle of the drive mechanism is in perfect harmony with the infinite walks of the planet. “It was so at the time that the silent revolution” spring drive discovered the universe for themselves. For more information, see.-presse.