The auction will forget about Jeff Bezos, the billionaire’s mission in space — and the watches that follow — to do nothing but good for society

Dr. Sian Proctor is one of 47 candidates among the 3,500 astronauts who entered the final round of NASA’s 2009 trials. She did not enter the astronaut team. luxury watch for sale .That year, but she did go to space 12 years later, taking Inspiration4, the first civilian orbital mission. Inspiration4 is the idea of ​​Jared Isaacman, the billionaire founder of Shift4 Payments. The “4” in Inspiration4 refers to the four pillars of the mission: leadership, hope, generosity, and prosperity. The value of these tasks is associated with the participants of the task. The “Hope” seat was filled by Hayley Arceneaux, a childhood cancer survivor, who later became a public broadcaster at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The “Prosperity” seat was awarded to Dr. Sian Proctor, a pilot, scientist, and entrepreneur, and I talked to him about this mission. Christopher Sembroski, an Air Force veteran in the aerospace industry, filled the “generous” seat.

In total, the mission has raised up to $210 million in funding for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

But the dedication is not over yet. IWC collaborated with Inspiration4 to wear a unique watch for each civilian astronaut while on mission. Now, those flying watches are being auctioned, and the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s. On November 6, Hayley Arceneaux watches will be auctioned at St. Jude Inspiration4 Celebration in California. Bidders must attend the event, but before November 10, the watches worn by Isaacman, Proctor and Sembroski are now open for online bidding. As far as the rapid transition from the public sector to the private sector is concerned, we are at a very interesting moment in the development of space exploration, and the first full-civilian crew is a notable milestone. As space travel becomes democratized and commonplace, I am personally interested in the trajectory of the “flying” watch (this will not happen tomorrow, but it will not be far away), but no matter what happens, the first all-civilian crew only happens. Once, and this makes these watches unique.

Pilot’s watch chronograph version “Inspiration4”

The four watches are made of white ceramic, which is made by mixing zirconia with other metal oxides, which is second only to diamond in Vickers hardness. The dark blue dial is painted with the Inspiration4 logo at six o’clock. The titanium caseback is engraved with the name of each crew member and the mission value they rely on. Inside is the 69380 movement of IWC.

Dr. Sian Proctor said that as a watch lover, she was honored to wear a released IWC watch, but “I am frustrated that they did not make two, one for auction, and one for us to keep!”