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Rolex 126719BLRO Meteorite GMT MASTER 2 40mm 2020

£40,000.00

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Description

hroughout the history of Rolex there have been a number of exciting new developments from the brand. The "Gibeon" Meteorite, a Class IVA meteorite, was first reported in 1838 by Captain J.E. Alexander. However, the meteorite’s history stretches back millions of years before it was ever "discovered" by humans. Scientists believe that the Gibeon meteorite fell to Earth in prehistoric times, landing in the Namibian desert near the town of Gibeon. The meteorite shattered upon entry, and scattered more than 26,000 kilograms of interstellar metal along the east side of the Great Fish River in Great Namaqualand, Namibia.

The Gibeon meteorite most likely originated as a piece of molten planetary core, which was released when the planet broke apart billions of years ago. The meteorite then made its way slowly through space, traveling for millions of years until it landed on Earth. As the molten meteorite traveled, it cooled in the vacuum of space. While slowly cooling, the famous Widmanstätten pattern (named after Alois von Beckh Widmanstätten) formed, leaving the unique ribbons of crystalized iron and nickel composites that are revealed when the material is cut into slices. While this pattern isn't difficult to artificially replicate, it is virtually impossible to reproduce in a lab setting, making it all that more exclusive. Additionally, the Gibeon meteorite isn’t the only space rock on the planet for companies to source meteorite dials, but it does produce the most attractive patterns.

Design: The GMT-Master II 126719BLRO features a 40mm Oyster case crafted from 18ct white gold, known for its luxurious and prestigious appearance. The case is paired with a blue and red ceramic bezel, which rotates bidirectionally and is used to track a second time zone.

Meteorite Dial: The meteorite dial of the GMT-Master II 126719BLRO adds a unique and captivating element to the watch. Each dial is unique due to the natural variations in the meteorite material, resulting in a one-of-a-kind appearance for each timepiece.

Movement: Powering the GMT-Master II 126719BLRO is Rolex's caliber 3285, a self-winding mechanical movement known for its precision, reliability, and robustness. The movement features a GMT function, allowing the wearer to track two time zones simultaneously, along with a date complication.

Bracelet: The watch is typically paired with a solid-link Oyster bracelet made from 18ct white gold, providing durability and comfort for extended wear.

Water Resistance: Like all Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches, the GMT-Master II 126719BLRO offers excellent water resistance, with a rating of 100 meters (330 feet), making it suitable for everyday wear and recreational swimming.

Overall, the Rolex GMT-Master II reference 126719BLRO with a meteorite dial combines the brand's renowned craftsmanship, advanced technology, and luxurious materials with a unique and captivating dial option, making it a highly coveted choice for watch enthusiasts and collectors.