Pynchon Watches is proud to introduce Gloas and Cruinlagh collection!
Cruinlagh is the UK’s designated exoplanet originally named WASP-13b. It is a large, gaseous planet, found in the Lynx constellation. It is about a third of the mass of Jupiter and takes just 4 days to orbit its host star, known as Gloas originally named WASP-13. This star (Gloas) is over 740 light years from Earth and is similar to the Sun, although it is likely to be larger, hotter and older.
Automatic Watch: Cruinlagh (which means 'to orbit')
Quartz Watch: Gloas (which means 'to shine')
Powered by automatic and quartz movements, with two different Manx Gaelic collection names. These names are selected as a tribute to Pupils at Cronk y Berry Primary School in Douglas who submitted suggestions in Manx Gaelic in The UK Exoplanet Naming competition.
These two names are inspired by “The UK Exoplanet Naming competition”.
The UK competition was a partnership between the IAU, UCLan, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Royal Astrononical Society, UK European Space Education Research Office, the University of Warwick, the National Schools Observatory, the Association of Science and Discovery Centres, the British Association of Planetaria, Girlguiding and UKFAST.
A class of Manx eight and nine-year-old came up with the names for a competition run by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), whom they had made their "mark on the universe".
Names were chosen due to their "sense of mystery" after taking 20% of 15,000 votes cast by members of the public of UK.
Videos source: exoplanets.nasa.gov
Cruinlagh - Automatic Movement
Gloas - Quartz Movement
Quick facts: 43mm diameter x 6.17mm case thickness, 17.02 mm including double domed sapphire crystal – stainless steel – sapphire crystal front – 30m water-resistance – STP automatic movement and Ronda quartz movement – hours, minutes, seconds discs – nato or rubber straps