A meteorite is uncommon. These meteorite dial Rolex watches are also difficult to come by. Reserved for only some of their best watches, Rolex attributes specific models with a dial hewn out of a genuine meteorite. Let’s have a close encounter with one of these, shall we? A detailed review of reference # m228239-0055 AKA model # 228239 Meteorite Baguette ROLEX METEORITE DIAL Rolex watches are well known for having extraordinary dials but the appearance and texture on these extraterrestrial meteorite dials look literally out of the world. Rolex includes a history of pairing a few of the most famous and noteworthy watch collections with rare substances and such dials can only be found on Platinum Card or 18kt gold watches. Many meteorites are usually made of either space stone or are bits of a planetary core that finally found their way to our orbit and attracted down to earth from our planet’s gravitational pull. Many meteorites also look like a plain old stone so where did they find meteorites which appear so attractive? To do so, we will go back almost two hundred years into a stage in history where a Captain J.E. Alexander reported what is categorized as a Class IVA meteorite called the”Gibeon” Meteorite at Namaqualand, Namibia. This can hopefully give you some context of the value. It’s believed that the”Gibeon” Meteorite was a part of a planetary core and has that distinctive crystalline crosshatch pattern which is basically comprised of crystallized nickel and iron. This routine can only be seen on the interior when the meteorite is chopped. This routine is also known as the Widmanst?tten pattern or Thomson structure (which may be easier to pronounce). These patterns are usually found in octahedrite iron meteorites and some pallasites. Whatever remains of the 26,000 KG of this Gibeon Meteorite which was found along the Great Fish River in Namibia is currently under the protection of the Namibian government. Luckily, Rolex managed to secure some of the interstellar material prior to these protective laws were set into position. This beautiful meteorite dial includes 18kt white gold hands and baguette diamond index hour markers. The curved afternoon indicator window is over the polished Rolex logo at the 12 o’clock position using a cyclops magnifier fused to the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to enhance the visibility of this date window at the 3 o’clock position. The date and day change immediately at midnight, unlike a number of different watches where it slowly changes. The 18kt white gold case measures 40mm in diameter (47.4mm from one lug to lug) using a 12mm case thickness. Rolex has its own foundries which permit them to throw the most exquisite metals for their gold. Ensuring maximum luster. They use their very own in-house labs to inspect every piece of metal they get to guarantee maximum purity using next-generation equipment. This conjures up the popular adage:”If you want to make sure it’s done correctly; you have to do it yourself!” . The case features an 18Kt white gold Twinlock crown and a fluted bezel, one of the very distinguishably’Rolex’ features using its wavy design. It’s instantly familiar and very dapper. This signature Rolex feature creates a medley of light and shadows when lighting it strikes the gold fluted bezel. Originally that was more of a functional design element used for grasping a rotating bezel. But as time passes, this has turned into a premium esthetic feature on some of the more prized Rolex collections and just found in gold on a fixed (non-rotating) bezel like this one. MOVEMENT The on site self-winding caliber that’s powering this magnificent timepiece is your Rolex caliber 3255 automatic motion. It’s an impressive power reserve of about 70 hours and oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The 3255 grade is equally a COSC Certified Chronometer along with a Superlative Chronometer. This means that first the motion was delivered to a third party lab at COSC and obtained its own Chronometer standing, a prestigious precision pedigree attesting to its precision of -4/+6 minutes of deviation every day. Then the grade is then sent back to Rolex in which it’s cased and controlled further until it attained an accuracy rating of no less than an astounding -2/+2 moments per day. The bottom line is that it’s an extremely accurate mechanical caliber. PRESIDENT BRACELET Exactly like this case, that the President necklace is constructed of 18kt white gold and looks exquisite. Its connections have a semi-circular form and make use of a brushed finish on the links and a polished finish on the inner links. When fully connected, it can accommodate wrists with a wrist size of up to 8″ or 20.5cm. The President bracelet is fastened with among Rolex’s watch concealed folding Crown clasps.