Mbozi Meteorite is the largest meteorite in the world
Hoba Meteorite near Grootfontein, Namibia. Discovered in 1920, 50 tons weight, metal. Africa
The related knowledge about meteorite
Meteorite is an unburned stone, iron or stone-iron mixture that is scattered from the surface of the Earth’s orbiting or other debris on the Earth’s or other planet’s surface. Because meteorites are the source of outer space, they need to be identified only by instruments, and the naked eye only has an auxiliary effect.
Most of the meteorites come from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. A small part of them comes from the moon and Mars. They can be broadly classified into three broad categories: sarcophagus (mainly composed of silicates), iron meteorites (iron-nickel alloys) and stone iron meteorites (mixtures of iron and silicates). More than 40,000 meteorite samples have been collected worldwide, in various styles. As the number of meteorites is relatively small, so the research value is relatively high.
Meteorite with different shapes will always bring inspiration to people. How to make these stones from outer space work to the fullest extent in life, the Piaget seems to have been demonstrated.
The Piaget presents three new Altiplano watches for the 2019 SIHH, which are all incorporating the iconic classic design of brand. The ultra-thin watchmaking process, the extraordinary gem setting and the hard gemstone application extended to the meteorite material that have become the crowning touch of these watches.
Gem mounting is a superb craftsmanship of the Piaget. Through exceptional mosaic techniques to create exquisite pieces that are unique in style, Piaget combines precious gemstones with extraordinary watchmaking techniques. These gems are gradually formed in a high temperature and pressure environment, which are carved out from the depths of the earth’s crust to create a radiant glow for brand.
Piaget Altiplano Meteorite watch G0A44052
The dial has a very different look with the changes in light. The watch is equipped with Piaget’s self-made 1203P ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement with a thickness of only 3 mm. On the back cover you can see the gray gold oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget’s family medal.
Piaget Altiplano gold Meteorite Watch G0A44050
Piaget Altiplano gray Meteorite Watch G0A44051
40mm diameter rose gold watch is made of gold or gray meteorite to create dial. Date window is set at 3 o’clock, which perfectly reflects the essence of ultra-slim.
The unique dial has the famous Widmanstätten patterns, which are the common structure of nickel-iron crystals of iron-nickel alloys. It is speculated that the history of this meteorite can be traced back to the celestial explosion at the beginning of the formation of the solar system.
Just as diamonds are the crystal imprint of the geocentric world, the meteorite also casts the history of the birth of the galaxy.