Torgoen T25 GMT: Rock of Ages

Do you rock meteorite dial watches? Yeah, sorry about that dreadful pun, but it is a question worth asking when they look as good as the Torgoen T25 GMT Meteorite edition, which retails at £579. Here’s the blurb from Torgoen.

There are three versions; Stadius, Clavius and Metius, all priced the same, slightly different straps.

For the incredible meteorite dial of the T25, Torgoen has sourced slices of the Muonionalusta meteorite that fell in Sweden one million years ago. It’s special pattern, unique to each one of the models creates an impressive effect to a classic aviation timepiece.

T25 GMT Meteorite

Loyal to Torgoen’s signature, the special Meteorite T25 ergonomically designed for ease of read. Digits and markers can be viewed clearly even in the dark. The GMT swiss movement is made by Ronda, a highly regarded Swiss movement manufacturer. It allows to set the GMT hand to a different time zone, which in the case of a professional pilot would be the Greenwich Mean Time or GMT.

The T25 offers a high grade (316L) solid stainless steel case with a screw-down back, a sapphire, scratch proved crystal, a genuine italian leather strap, a double “O” ring crown that gives the T25 its water resistance protection up to 100 meters. This is a unique opportunity to own a rare piece of space matter.

The meteorite

Shortly after the formation of our solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago, an object was formed in space composed of iron and nickel alloy. Since then, the object roamed about our solar system, until approximately one million years ago when it hit the earth near the Arctic Circle in the northern part of what is now Sweden, near the border with Finland.

The impact broke up this iron meteorite and the debris dispersed over an area of 15 x 20 kilometers. The first fragment was found in 1906 and since then, about 40 pieces are known to be retrieved. The meteorite was named Muonionalusta after a nearby place in the Muonio River.

The unique and wonderful pattern that can be seen once a slice is cut, was formed by the crystallization process during the cooling phase of the iron-nickel alloy of this rare outer-space object.

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