“Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket” goes the popular love song. In this case, the spectacular Meteorite watch by Antoine Preziuso provides a unique opportunity to carry a portion of the sky above us on your wrist.
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.
For those with a curiosity for scientific detail, the chemical composition is 90% iron, 8% nickel, 0.4% cobalt and 0.04% phosphorus. It is mostly composed of kamacite and taenite, but it also includes other rare minerals such as enstatite and tridymite.
However, none of these technical-sounding names can quite express the celestial magic of actually seeing and touching the meteorite, imagining it bursting high in space, and its impact on the earth.
Although this model is produced in ten copies, every creation will never see exact replica. Indeed, as well as there are two similar pieces of meteorite, each watch has its own identity.