The recent anniversary of the moon landing saw my Instagram feed explode with Speedmaster wrist shots, and an overwhelming number of watch brands releasing special edition watches to commemorate the event. But when the new Zodiac Astrographic Limited Edition somehow beat the algorithm and made its way onto the top of my explore feed, I was immediately intrigued. While most moon-landing-anniversary watches tend to be retrospective, celebrating the glory days of space exploration, the Astrographic Limited Edition distinguishes itself for also being future-looking. The seconds hand, designed to resemble an orbiting Mars, represents an ideological shift to the next frontier of space exploration. This is not your typical 'moon watch'. In this observer's humble opinion, none of the other moon watches is particularly well space-y. Forgive me for the potential heresy I am about to commit, but as iconic as the Speedmaster may be in the context of space exploration, it doesn't quite take me back to my childhood days of doodling spaceships and aliens on freshly painted walls. In this respect, the Astrographic Limited Edition does a fantastic job of capturing the excitement and promise around space exploration of that era. Everything from its sleek UFO-inspired case…

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