Meteorite dial: a piece of the galaxy on the wrist


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The least we can say is that this material, which came from other places, is popular this year. Increasingly, we see here and there appear meteor dials. A word that fascinates, intrigues and makes you want to wear it on your wrist, if only to stand out from the crowd. Mr Watch tells you all about this trend of extraterrestrial watches.

We are talking about a stone that was born several billion years ago somewhere in the universe. A stone that has space in your wrist. Rather stimulating as an idea, right?

The meteorite not only has the advantage of offering a very appreciable and modern visual aspect, but also of carrying its share of history and mystery with it. It is a unique and exotic material, which raises questions about how brands proceed to obtain it.

GMT Master II 2019

Rolex with his GMT Master II 2019, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Zenith, Omega or even Parmigiani Fleurier; The high-end watch houses are the first to take this extraordinary material and integrate it into their watches. They were then followed by more affordable price brands, such as the French Horae Volant, Zelos and some others.

Contrary to what one might think, the the meteorite is not such a rare stone and it is even possible to buy songs as it is on the Internet. In addition, the amount required for a dial is not enough to deplete world stocks, especially since they are often limited edition watches.

Gabaón Meteorite

To make their players, watch companies generally use known and large meteorite extracts, especially Gibeon fallen in Namibia and Muonionalusta found in northern Scandinavia. Composed mainly of iron and nickel, they offer a beautiful decorative appearance. The texture of these stones fallen from the sky cannot be reproduced in the laboratory, this is precisely what makes it so unique. To obtain this particular appearance, the stone is cut, polished and then cleaned. Then a chemical is applied to highlight the various contrasts.

Meteor dial

Each meteoric sphere is different since it comes from organic matter, the smallest piece presents unique patterns. It is for this reason that it is advisable to go directly to the store to inspect the dials in detail and choose the one you like best.

Grégory Roux

Fan of watches and the new techno, I share in Mr Watch my findings, my tests and reviews of watches.