Timekeepers Club / June 30, 2023

Awake Mission to Earth "Meatball"

A tribute to those involved in the greatest exploration adventure of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

More than fifty years after Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, space continues to fascinate millions of people, stimulating our need to discover the unknown, to explore the universe and its countless mysteries.

At the heart of these fantasies, whose only limit is our imagination, NASA symbolizes more than any other organization this thirst to explore the infinite. And while the missions it organizes stimulate passions and nourish emotions, it is above all research and science that are nourished by these discoveries and the extraordinary technical and technological resources deployed for these purposes.

MEATBALL was conceived as a tribute to the famous organization dedicated to space exploration, and to the men and women who have taken up the challenge of the greatest adventure of the 20th and 21st centuries. This limited edition of 250 pieces features NASA's famous eponymous logo, the first one to set foot on the moon on July 21, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission. A heritage present in every detail of this historic version, which inevitably takes us back to our childhood dreams.

Reach for new heights & reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind". 

                                                                        Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th president of the United States

Going beyond the object to offer unique watchmaking experiences 

MEATBALL features a sapphire crystal with integrated NFC technology. By simply touching their smartphone to the glass of their watch, MEATBALL owners can access all the experiences developed as part of the MISSION TO EARTH project :

AWAKE OBSERVATORY project : exclusive content broadcast by NASA using cameras on board the ISS international space station. A unique experience designed to recreate the emotional shock felt by the astronauts themselves. NFC technology is used here as a tool to awaken awareness of the beauty and mysteries of the world around us.

EYES ON ASTEROIDS : a unique immersive experience to learn all about the asteroids that populate our galaxy, including their names, sizes, shapes and compositions, past trajectories and future destinations.

A dial tribute to space exploration 

Minutes track referring to the tracks left by robots (rovers) on the stars they explore. Hour and minute hands inspired by the characteristic oblong shape of rockets. Applied hour-markers with polished-brushed finishes inspired by the portholes of the "Cupola", the panoramic observation window on the International Space Station.

Aluminum inner bezel engraved with the legendary countdown before each rocket launch. Sand-blasted matte blue dial featuring the main color of the mythical Nasa Meatball logo, symbolizing Earth, sky and eternity, but also idealism and courage.

Customized automatic caliber

A symbol of MEATBALL's water-resistance, our astronaut fish bears witness to AWAKE's philosophy : serious watchmaking that doesn't take itself too seriously. Oscillating weight with technical finishes : polished angles, alternating bead-blasted and brushed, deep markings. 

"Dare Mighty Things", Nasa's famous mantra, encoded in the parachute motifs of Perseverance, the rover that landed on Mars. Screw-down crown engraved with the symbols L (Locked) and O (Open), a reference to the umbilical connectors found on the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong for the APOLLO 11 mission.

Recycled titanium case

Lightweight, robust and comfortable to wear, our case is made from 70% recycled titanium, mainly used in aeronautics and aerospace, with the same performance as virgin materials. The case middle is subtly engraved with the Meatball, to which this edition pays tribute.

Velcro strap inspired by the famous "A7L" space suit

MEATBALL is equipped with a light, resistant 20mm white strap, designed in two parts, tone-on-tone topstitching and a velcro fastening system, a popular feature with astronauts. Color, material, Meatball logo and "Stars and Stripes" are all references to the suits used by our heroes on their spacewalks.

Limited edition: 250 watches delivered in a collector's box

MEATBALL is accompanied by an authentic, certified meteorite fragment from the asteroid VESTA, which is over a billion years old. On 27th June 1931, it collided with Earth in the Tataouine desert in Tunisia. At the moment of impact, the meteorite reached over 1000 degrees which radically altered its density, resulting in a unique crystallisation that is otherwise impossible to recreate on Earth.

Technical specifications

Awake Mission to Earth "Meatball"

Limited edition of 250 pieces


  • Material: Recycled titanium case
  • Diameter : 40mm
  • Lugs : 20mm
  • Weight : 85grams
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with ID GLASS NFC technology
  • Screw-in crown
  • Water-resistant to 10ATM 

Dial and hands

  • BGW9 SuperLuminova
  • Meatball Logo


  • Modified MIYOTA 9039 automatic calibre


  • Hours, minutes, seconds
  • Sapphire crystal with ID GLASS NFC technology

Strap and buckle

  • NATO strap

MSRP: EUR 825 excl. taxes

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