19Thirty Blue MeteoriteReference# NTT0011
Availability: see it at 430 Park Avenue, NYC
- Case: Sandblasted Titanium
- Size: 42 mm
- Movement: Hand-wound mechanical movement, Calibre 15BM04
- Power Reserve: approximately 7 days
- Water Resistance: 30 m
- Dial: Blue Meteorite, 4.5 Billion Year Old Slice of Gibeon Meteorite
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Strap/Bracelet: Strap: Full-grain alligator Buckle: Stainless steel
- Factory Warranty: 5 years
Having a piece of something not of this Earth, there to admire whenever you want, is nothing short of miraculous.
The dial of this timepiece is pure meteorite, part of the famous Gibeon meteorite that is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. This incredible material makes up the complete dial of this new Special Edition 19Thirty from BOVET 1822.
The Widmanstätten pattern (the lines you see on the dial) is only revealed after the slice of meteorite is etched using nitric acid. These lines and patterns are the result of melting and cooling in outer space over billions of years. The blue coating over the meteorite is actually a blue-colored PVD treatment, one that is transparent so the pattern of the meteorite is clearly visible.
The bow and crown of the 19Thirty are at 12 o’clock, a reminder of BOVET’s historical dominance in pocket watches. The 19Thirty boasts a superbly finished manufacture movement with a full 7 days of power reserve.
Its two central dials, one for hours and minutes and the other for the running seconds, form a subtle infinity symbol. Flanking these dials are the power reserve indicator and a nod to the traditional Lotus Flower, BOVET’s symbol for centuries.