Collected By: Doug Hyatt (commissioned by Craig Hyatt as a gift for dear old dad!)
Dial: Muonionalusta Meteorite
Movement: Asprey (ETA 2892A2) automatic 21 Jewel Swiss movement with hour, minute, sweep seconds, 42hr power reserve, frequency 28,800 beats per hour
Crystal: Scratch resistant Sapphire
Retention: 22mm Stingray band
Hands:Rose Gold with lume
The muonionalusta meteorite is a fine octahedrite mostly of iron with 8% nickel and trace amounts of iridium gallium, and germanium, it is the remnant of the iron core of a planetoid. Recent work has shown the prescence of a rare form of quartz called Stishovite, SiO2 which indicates this meteorite sustained a massive high speed impact hundreds of millions of years ago. It landed on earth about a million years ago and sat quietly waiting though several ice ices to be discovered by some children playing in Sweden.
The first attempt ended in a failure as the dial cracked along the weak grain boundaries. I am glad this happened because the replacement meteorite turned out to have beautiful colors as I wanted both blue and purple in a nice dichroic display.