By Jovan Krstevski
Already in 2002 , Rolex launched on the market a special version, a limited edition of its iconic chronograph sport: The Rolex Daytona Meteor (ref. 116519), which saw the dial embellished with a piece of the meteorite Gibeon, discovered in 1836 in Namibia shed for approximately 250 square kilometers and is now preserved in the Geological Survey of Namibia in Windhoek.
The 4 billion years old meteorite Gibeon, fell on earth 12,000 years ago, and is made of nickel-iron with parts of cobalt and phosphorus and is very fragile and difficult to work with.
The Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time, made a ‘ limited edition of 75 pieces, offers pieces with dials never identical because to the fact that every cut made to achieve them, says every time aspects and are never the same, the crystal structure of the meteorite.
The dial is adorned with applied hour markers and hands clad in red gold 5N and coated with luminescent substance. The display of the second time zone is visible at 12, the counter of the continuous seconds is located at 6 o’clock, while at 3 o’clock, the window is placed in the calendar. On the flange, you can see the nautical flags, a distinctive feature, along with the 12-sided bezel, the collection Corum Admiral’s Cup.
The rare dial, protected by sapphire crystal glass on both sides, it’s framed in a case of form dodecagonal in 18kt pink gold with a diameter of 42mm.The Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time is equipped with a mechanical movement with automatic winding caliber CO 283, beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, provides a ‘power reserve of 72 hours and shows visible through the transparent case back , the lower decks finished in Cotes de Geneve and oscillating weight with special decorations Corum.
Water resistant to 30 meters, is equipped with a black strap in alligator leather with buckle in 18kt rose gold engraved with the Corum logo. This original and valuable watch will be delivered with a certificate of origin attesting to the authenticity of the meteorite Gibeon.
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!