Antoine Preziuso has persistently demonstrated an unrivalled mastery of the intricacies of fine mechanical watchmaking – stunningly embodied in the tourbillon movement – as well as a tireless fascination with noble and unusual materials, including meteorites. These two passions are magnificently combined and expressed in the Munionalusta watch, a highly distinctive model that owes its name to the Munionalusta iron meteorite first found in 1906 near Kiruna, Sweden and of which several masses have been found in the past century. Both rare and hard to find because it is scattered throughout glacial sediments, a fragment of this symbolically charged “shower from heaven” now clothes the case and dial of a model that beautifully highlights the sophisticated movement within. The generously rounded Antoine Preziuso numerals and leaf-shaped hands in white stand out beautifully against the grey meteorite backdrop, while the softly curving and original dial design provides ample space for the exquisitely crafted tourbillon mechanism accented by blue screws.
Movement and functions:
Movement: Cal. AP/T21 – 13-lignes double-barrel hand-wound movement
28,800 vph, 72-hour power-reserve
Côtes de Genève or hand-engraved decorative pattern
Functions: Hours, minutes
One-minute tourbillon
Case: Meteorite Munionalusta – 97% Pure Iron – Stainless treatment
Sapphire crystal and case-back
Water-resistant to 30 metres
Dial: Various versions
Strap: Full grain crocodile leather