Dr. Sian Proctor was one of the 47 astronaut candidates out of 3,500 who made it to the final round of NASA’s 2009 selection. She didn’t enter the astronaut corps. that year, but she did make it to space 12 years later, aboard Inspiration4, the first all-civilian mission to orbit. Inspiration4 is the brainchild of Jared Isaacman, the billionaire founder of Shift4 Payments. The “4” in Inspiration4 is a reference to the four pillars of the mission: Leadership, Hope, Generosity, and Prosperity. These mission values were each tied to a participant of the mission. The “Hope” seat was filled by Hayley Arceneaux, a child cancer survivor who went on to become a PA at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The “Prosperity” seat was awarded to Dr. Sian Proctor, a pilot, scientist, and entrepreneur who I spoke to about the mission. Christopher Sembroski, an Air Force veteran in the aerospace industry filled the “Generosity” seat.
All together, the mission raised a whopping $210 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
But the giving isn’t over. IWC partnered with the Inspiration4 and issued one unique watch to each civilian astronaut to wear on the mission. Now, those flown 1:1 UK replica watches are being auctioned off and the proceeds are going to St. Jude’s. On November 6th, Hayley Arceneaux’s watch will be auctioned off at the St. Jude Inspiration4 Celebration in California. Bidders must be present at the event, but until November 10th, the AAA Swiss made fake watches worn by Isaacman, Proctor, and Sembroski are open for online bidding. We’re at a very interesting point in the development of space exploration in terms of the rapid shift from the public sector to the private sector, and the first all-civilian crew is a noteworthy milestone. I’m personally interested in the trajectory of “flown” copy watches with Swiss movements as space travel becomes democratized and commonplace (this isn’t happening tomorrow, but it’s not far off), but whatever happens, the first all-civilian crew only happens once, and that makes these replica watches wholesale online special.
The four fake watches shop site are made of a white ceramic that’s created by mixing zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides to create a material that’s second only to diamonds on the Vickers scale. The dark blue dial is lacquered, with the Inspiration4 logo on the six o’clock register. The titanium case back is engraved with each crew member’s name along with the mission value they’re tied to. Inside is best replica IWC watches’ caliber 69380.
When I spoke with Dr. Sian Proctor after the mission, she said that as a watch lover she was honored to have worn issued top IWC super clone watches for men and women, but “I was bummed they didn’t make two, one for auction and one for us to keep!”