Swatch Launches “Mission On Earth” MoonSwatch Collection

by The Balance Coq

  • June 12, 2024
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Just when you thought Swatch has run out of heavenly bodies and Snoopys (Snoopies?) to pay tribute to with a MoonSwatch, Biel pulls three rabbits out of its hat.  Yes, this morning, three new MoonSwatches were announced – namely, MISSION ON EARTH – LAVA, MISSION ON EARTH – POLAR LIGHTS, and
MISSION ON EARTH – DESERT.

Swatch pays tribute to Earth with these three new non-limited (this is in bold for the people in the back who can’t read so well) Bioceramic MoonSwatch models.  They are inspired by volcanic lava, the Aurora Borealis and deserts, three natural phenomena, with their magical and enchanting beauty, that can be seen clearly from space.  For these watches, Swatch has developed three brand-new colors in Bioceramic.  And there are little design decisions that will please Speedy owners.

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The Bioceramic MoonSwatch MISSION ON EARTH – LAVA is inspired by volcanoes, openings in the Earth’s crust that allow lava, ash, and gas to escape.  Lava is both dangerous and captivating, with its intense red and orange hues.  Today, roughly 1,670 active volcanoes have been identified worldwide.  Around sixty of them erupt each year, not including the many underwater volcanoes.  The Bioceramic MoonSwatch MISSION ON EARTH – LAVA is also a nod to OMEGA and its 1968 Speedmaster Moonwatch “Ultraman” model, with its famous orange chronograph hand.

The Bioceramic MoonSwatch MISSION ON EARTH – POLAR LIGHTS pays tribute to the fabulous Aurora Borealis.  Visible from space, and breathtakingly
beautiful, these brilliant atmospheric wonders are characterized by extremely colorful “curtains” in the night sky, green and blue being the most common.  That’s why turquoise dominates in this watch, reminiscent of the prodigious display of colors in the sky at the North Pole.  The blue dial itself is studded with little “stars” of tiny silver-colored flakes, inspired by aventurine glass dials.  This is another nod to certain OMEGA watches. The layout of the “stars” is different on every model, making the dial on each watch unique.  The numerals and indexes on the three subdials use the radial format, just like the Speedmaster in OMEGA’s Alaska II and III projects.

Both the case and hands of the Bioceramic MoonSwatch MISSION ON EARTH – DESERT come in a sand colour, and the dial and strap come in greige (taupe), bringing to mind the vast expanses of sand that cover over a fifth of the Earth’s landmass and can be found on every continent.  The Sahara is the largest desert in the world, spanning over 9 million km² of North Africa.  Its climate is very dry, with temperatures capable of reaching over 50°C in the daytime and dropping below freezing at night.

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No word on that nice watch case the three new amigos are photographed in.  What TBC knows it that the three new Bioceramic MoonSwatch Mission On Earth watches are available from Saturday, June 15, only in selected Swatch stores.  As with the whole Bioceramic MoonSwatch Collection, only one watch can be purchased per person, per day and per Swatch store.  Good luck!

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