Micromilspec, a Norwegian microbrand that has carved out a niche making custom watches for first-responder and military clients, has just revealed their latest project, a watch made for members of the newest branch of the United States military. The United States Space Force, founded in 2019 and technically part of the Department of the Air Force, is the smallest U.S. armed service, with just 8,600 members, but watch enthusiasts among the ranks now have the option of owning a timepiece made just for them, and civilians can get in on the action as well.
The U.S. Space Force Watch was made in collaboration with members of the USSF in a manner similar to watches made with other Micromilspec clients, a list that includes Canadian, Norwegian, and French special forces, several units of the Norwegian Army, and the Smoke Divers unit of the Oslo Fire Brigade. According to the brand, watches are designed and developed in Oslo, with manufacturing and assembly completed by the brand’s Swiss partners. For the U.S. Space Force Watch two distinct versions will be made: one that will be sold exclusively to active members, members, and designated personnel of the USSF, and a more widely available civilian version which will require a U.S. shipping address to order.
The watch itself is a spin on the popular integrated bracelet sports watch concept, with a highly angular eight sided case and an integrated H-link bracelet. The case measures 42mm wide and features a dive-style timing bezel, and the watch runs on a Sellita SW200 movement. The dial is matte black and features the USSF “Delta” logo near 6:00 and a motif depicting a grouping of stars and orbital patterns, inspired by USSF unit emblems. The watch’s rehaut is engraved with the USSF motto, “Semper Supra,” which is Latin for “Always Above.”
Besides availability limitations, the main differentiating factor between the USSF and civilian versions of the watch comes down to a black PVD coating on the version for service members. It gives the watch a dramatically sleeker overall appearance. There are smaller details that set this version apart as well. For example, the dial on the USSF version of the watch includes the “Space Force” wordmark, and the caseback on this version is closed, with the intention being that the owner will have it engraved with their Space Force unit number.
Both versions of the watch are available now on the Micromilspec website in packages starting at $1,500 if purchased on a rubber strap, and topping out at $1,600 if purchased on a bracelet. Micromilspec has an ordering window for these watches that is open for another three weeks, and watches purchased during this window are made to order, with delivery expected in the second quarter of 2024. More information here.