The relationship between Charles Schultz’s PeanutsⓇ characters and NASA’s space exploration program dates back to before mankind ever set foot on the moon. During a 1968 reconnaissance mission, the module scouting the lunar surface was nicknamed “Snoopy” and the command module was named “Charlie Brown.” Since then the Silver Snoopy Award, which is overseen by the Space Flight Awareness program, has been presented each year to NASA contractors and employees for special contributions to flight safety and successful missions.
The Astronaut’s Personal Achievement Award or Snoopy Award was presented by Tracy C Dyson and Deputy Director, David Bowles. Photo taken 07/31/14 by David C. Bowman/NASA Langley
This month, we’re celebrating with PeanutsⓇ to mark the 50-year anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission and the first lunar landing in history. For this special occasion we’ve created a nostalgic new Space Snoopy collection featuring NASA’s favorite cartoon character standing on the moon and exploring the great beyond.
Based on designs from our MK1™, Standard & WeekenderⓇ collections, the watches in this limited new series feature patriotic strap styles and special dial treatments to highlight Snoopy and other space-related graphics when you activate the INDIGLOⓇ backlight.
Two watches from this highly-limited line are available for sale now on timex.com, and the rest will be available during the month of August. To learn more or to be notified when the rest of the collection is launched, sign up for a special email update from us.
TIMEX x SPACE SNOOPY – MK1™
This colorful 40mm model utilizes our incredibly sturdy MK1™ stainless steel case with a smooth bead-blasted finish. Rather than printing the hour indices directly onto the dial, we decided to print them inside the domed acrylic crystal, allowing our special cutout dial to glow brightly and show off Snoopy’s silhouette when you use the INDIGLO backlight.
TIMEX x SPACE SNOOPY – STANDARD
Featuring the mineral glass crystal and oversized crown of our new Standard line, these 40mm watches boast dials decorated with Snoopy standing beneath the American flag astronauts planted on the moon in 1969. Included with your watch is a color-coordinated two-piece strap made from American-sourced leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Red Wing, Minnesota.
TIMEX x SPACE SNOOPY – WEEKENDERⓇ
Our classic 38mm WeekenderⓇ watch is decked out in stars for this special release, with hour indices printed inside the watch crystal and the dial designed to show off Snoopy when you use the INDIGLO backlight. These come with high-quality woven fabric straps that coordinate with the colors of the watches themselves.