12 Of The Best Meteorite Dial Watches For Spaced Out Enthusiasts
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12 Of The Best Meteorite Dial Watches For Spaced Out Enthusiasts

12 Of The Best Meteorite Dial Watches For Spaced Out Enthusiasts



It’s time to put your hard hats on and buckle up for a horological mission that’s truly out of this world. 

Watch dials come in a vast variety of different builds and designs. From Audemars Piguet's beautiful Royal Oak aesthetic with the tapisserie dial, or the grenade styling of the Patek Philippe Nautilus, we are thrilled to inform you on a styling that’s literally out of this world!

If you aren't too well versed on meteorites and its impact on the horological world, allow us to lay down a few headlines to get you up to speed before we delve into the best meteorite watches. If you are looking to buy an extraordinary piece that’s truly from another dimension, you have definitely come to the right place.


What Is A Meteorite?

What Is In A Meteorite? 

This is simply defined as a solid piece of debris that manages to sneak through all of the earth's atmospheric layers and survive its passage into hitting the ground. They typically come from a comet, asteroid or meteoroid which breaks up and plummets to Earth. 

Source - UK Meteor Network

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Typically made up of a few elements like iron and nickel, these materials are perfect for using in some of the best meteorite watch dials we present to you today, due to their durability and inherent hardness.


The First Presence Of Meteorites On Earth

Depending on what lies within the meteorite, we can determine how long they have been blasting into the earth's crust.

Carbonaceous Chondrites - Source - RocketStem

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For example, the oldest particles that humans have measured relate to “Calcium-aluminium” from carbonaceous chondrites. These have been dated at around 4.56 billion years old.

Crikey! Stemming around 185 miles long, the meteorite is estimated to have blasted the hole around 2.02 billion years ago. How time flies!


When Did Horology and Meteorite Combine?

It’s typically understood that humans started manipulating meteorites upon the discovery of Gibeon and Muonionalusta meteorites. 

Namibian Gibeon Crater - Source - Geology Page

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The Gibeon is believed to have hit the earth during the prehistoric era, while the Muonionalusta was found in Sweden in 1906 and is around 1 million years old. These two meteorites are popularised due to their Widmanstätten structures. This means the patterns that become visible after a chemical bath. 

This was later discovered by a gentleman named Count Alois von Beckh Widmanstätten who found he could manipulate the material by heating the iron and influencing the patterns. The first horological users of the material was, of course, Rolex.

Combined with other materials like platinum and gold, these elements were originally displayed on The Daytona and Day-Date. Nowadays, brands like Omega and even Cartier utilise the materials. 

However, be aware that the Namibian authorities have since put a stop to the harvesting of Gibeon meteorites and instead being protected as national monuments. Don’t be dismayed, thinking you will never own a watch. There are plenty on the secondary luxury marketplace!

Highly sought after and coveted in their own right, including on the wrist of 2023 Men’s Wimbledon Champion Carlos Alcaraz (Rolex Daytona 116500LN), here are the best meteorite dial watches taking in all price points, styles and designs.

Let’s get straight into it!


1. Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Chronograph

Straight off the launch pad, we don’t think there is anything more befitting than the Speedmaster (the first watch to appear on the moon) to be adorned with a meteorite dial.

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The Speedmaster is one of the world's most iconic watches as it’s played a role in all six lunar missions.

Originally measuring 39.7mm as per the 3rd generation style of Speedmaster worn for America’s first spacewalk in 1965, Omega have decided to beef up this watch to 42mm - as per the case sizing of the watch that walked on the moon flexed by Buzz Aldrin in 1969. 

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Now Omega aren't ones to keep the tributes down to a minimum.

The biggest one is Prince William who wears a Seamaster, gifted to him by the late Princess Diana. We implore you to take a long look at the bezel on this meteorite dial and see if you can notice any differences between the Calibre 321 watch and the rest of the later Speedmaster variations…

The black ceramic top boasts a tachymetric scale that features the iconic “dot over 90,” as per the original Speedmaster variations back in history. Take a look at a later watch. You’ll notice that dot moves to the side of the 90. Bravo, Omega!

The watch itself is made from a very special platinum alloy that incorporates gold into the material, allowing for a brilliant, lustrous sheen. It’s the perfect material if you want to buy an Omega brimming with the glory, prestige and lineage of the Speedmaster dial. 

It is still configured in the classic chronograph shape with three sub counters located at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. The dial is stepped, promoting the legibility of both the centre face and the periphery of the dial due to the domed sapphire crystal.

Crafted out of black onyx, the indexes and hands are crafted out of white gold, visibly standing out against the rest of the dial. 

The Omega logo below 12 o’clock is vintage inspired and similarly crafted out of the precious metal. But where is the meteorite dial? Take a look at the three sub-counters that are made from lunar meteorite, the very same material that's used on the Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition in Moonshine Gold. 

A shout out must also go the way of the Snoopy Speedmaster 50th Anniversary Edition. Celebrating the Silver Snoopy Award from 1970 which the astronauts gave to Omega for their contribution to space exploration.

This was because an Omega Speedmaster was used by one of the astronauts to save the Apollo 13 shuttle as it went into failure. Why Snoopy? Well, it was the official mascot for NASA in the 1960s and acted as a safety watchdog during space flight!

Utilising the sapphire caseback, we implore you to take a glance at the Calibre Omega 321 movement. Defined as one of the most famous manual winding chronographs due to its appearance on the moon, the movement is supported by a column wheel, Breguet balance spring and a sublime 18K Sedna gold PVD finish. 

Offering 55 hours of power reserve and a slow 2.5Hz beat (as an ode to the original frequency), the watch is strapped onto a black leather strap and secured by a platinum pin buckle. You will really look ”fly” (pun intended!) if you pair this with a black suit or brown suede jacket and blue jeans. 

You can buy an Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Chronograph at retail for £61,600 as of February 2024. 


2. Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Earth And Moon

This may not be “Earth, Wind and Fire”, but this meteorite dial will still make you think you are in some sort of Boogie Wonderland!

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Cartier’s incredible abilities as watchmakers as highlighted in the enduring Tank as well as this gorgeous piece combines a number of incredible complications into one melting pot of horological bliss. The Rotonde De Cartier Earth and Moon actually originated in 2014 and has mechanically remained the same for the latest 2017 variation.

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The only changes came in the form of a new pink gold case (sometimes known as salmon) as opposed to platinum and a deviation from a lapis lazuli dial to a stunning meteorite dial. Crafted out of the luxurious pink gold material to create a pink dial, they come in 47mm wide and a very chunky thickness of 16.5mm.

This is far bigger than The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin 174.8.37.S which is 7.8mm thick and 1.9mm larger than The IWC Markus Bühler Big Pilot's Watch. 

This is not a timepiece for the fainthearted, but it’s designed to house more horsepower than a Ferrari. However, Cartier are practised at creating top watches. They cleverly opted for curved lugs to allow for an easier fit on the wrist.

The top of the case is entirely mirror polished, aside from the crown which features a beaded finish and the instantly recognisable blue cabochon sapphire on top. 

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So, if you can avoid being Narcissus and escape your own reflection, we implore your eyes to be drawn to the centre.

The dial is entirely openworked which could be confusing to read due to the amount of technical innovation within. However, they utilise an off centre dial with a meteorite disc at the top of the case, promoting immense legibility of these pieces. 

We feel the choice of meteorite dial watches makes complete sense here. After all, the moon-phase and enough complications is enough to test the technical wit of a space shuttle. Two blue hands circle the disc and point towards the enlarged skeletonised, 18K white gold Roman numerals on their periphery. 

Don’t get confused though by the 24 hour ring that surrounds the disc. This refers to another time zone which can be read by utilising the pusher at 2 o’clock to adjust it.

In keeping with the lunar theme, the moon phase indicator is activated via a pusher at 4 o’clock, allowing the second meteorite disc to assume its position and show the current phase of the moon. Is it accurate? You bet your bottom dollar… to around 126 years!

Pulsating at 3Hz, it is powered by the Calibre 9440 MC, a hand wound movement that is made up of 362 parts, 40 jewels and offers an excellent power reserve of 72 hours. Can it get you to the moon and back in time? We think not. But can it be flexed for the ultimate European city break and still make it back in time for Monday morning’s meeting?


Strapped onto a brown leather strap, we reckon you’d look very sharp if you wore this with a grey suit or brown overcoat when running to the train in the depths of winter. At least you’ll have this beauty to offer you a ray of sunshine during your commute.

You can buy a Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Earth and Moon at retail for £264,000 as of February 2024.


3. Frederique Constant Classic Tourbillon FC-980MT3HPT

Celebrating 35 years of Frederiques Constant’s anniversary alongside the 15th anniversary of the tourbillon calibre they used, the classic Tourbillon FC-980MT3HPT which is a great meteorite dial watch.

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Crafted out of platinum, the circular watches have a very accessible case sizing of 39mm and a thickness of 10.99mm. Water resistant to 30 metres, the watches are out and out dress watches, perfect for the red carpet and popping champagne corks. 

Featuring a polished, mirror like finish throughout, including the lugs and case sides, the eyes may be slightly dazzled, but that’s nothing compared to the beauty on the dial. The dial utilises a meteorite which is taken from a Gibeon meteorite in Namibia. Easily one of the best meteorite dial watches to date!

In this case, the meteorite dial watches is just 0.5mm thick which is coated with ruthenium to enhance the grey sheen and also protect the material against oxidation. The applique hour mariners and hand polished golden hands have diamond cut edges which allow for a great shine. 

The watches are powered by the 81 component FC-980 calibre. This automatic movement offers a 38 hour power reserve and a hardy beat of 28,800VpH frequency. 

Powering the 60 second tourbillon at 6 o’clock, this is also skeletonised and open, just like the exhibition caseback. This allows an unhindered view into the movement which is also coated with ruthenium to keep the entire piece seamless. 

Strapped onto a black leather strap, you can pull this off with a charcoal suit for those days you need to raise your trophy or Emmy aloft (if you have one in the cabinet). You can buy a Frederique Constant Classic Tourbillon at retail for £39,195 as of February 2024. 


4. Rolex GMT-Master II 126719BLRO

The GMT-Master II is an excellent example of a meteorite dial watch. It touched our horological worlds in 1954 when they were originally released with a bakelite insert, and designed for the booming aviation industry. This led to it becoming PAN AM’s go-to watch. 

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Rolex has come a long way since then. Although we loved the bakelite aesthetic for its neo-vintage vibes, we have to move with the times. Coming in at 40mm, they are crafted out of 18K white gold. This isn’t your standard luxury material either.

They use their own exclusive foundries to create the highest quality possible, including using proportions of platinum and palladium to achieve the glorious sheen. 

As well as a top meteorite dial watch, it wouldn’t be outlandish to suggest the GMT-Master II is one of the best GMT watches - the GMT top is certainly an iconic part of the collection.

Constructed with a meteorite dial with a two-colour Cerachrom bezel insert in red and blue ceramic, it is split into red and blue segments in order to decipher AM and PM timings. There is a second hour hand with an arrow tip that circles the dial once every 24 hours to showcase the hour in another timezone. 

Altered by simply twisting the crown, the local time can be quickly altered by “jumping” the hour hand from hour to hour, forwards or backwards. This means the precision of the watch isn't impacted as it allows travellers to adapt to their new timezone without having to stop the time. 

The dial is made entirely from meteorite.

Representing the only watch from the collection to feature such a dial, there is an element of exclusivity with this piece. Featuring dot hour markers and Mercedes hands, as well as a date aperture at 3 o’clock, the dial is covered almost entirely in a chromalight display, promoting legibility with a long-lasting blue luminescence. 

They are powered by the 3285 calibre, offering a precision of -2/+2 seconds per day. The mechanical, self winding movement allows for precise time setting and excellent longevity due to the Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring and the expert Paraflex shock absorbers.

Offering a power reserve of 70 hours, they are Superlative Chronometer certified, guaranteeing technical quality. 

You can buy a Rolex GMT-Master II 126719BLRO at retail for £37,600 as of February 2024.


5. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite 

Jaeger-LeCoultre have been spinning their triple calendar movements since the 1940s, originally released as 451/A calibre in 1943, and later the 484/1A calibre. The latter was an ode to the life of Jacques-David LeCoultre, one of the founders of the brand alongside Frenchman, Edmond Jaeger, who sadly died in 1948. 

This watch is a fantastic choice for those interested in buying one of the best meteorite dial watches that features Jaeger-LeCoultre's iconic calendar display.

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We can guess that the guys at Jaeger-LeCoultre in the 1940s would never have expected to take on a meteorite dial style! For this edition, you can get your hands on a desired triple calendar moon phase dial style and a steel case, allowing the pieces to be infinitely more affordable than their luxury material counterparts. 

Don’t be fooled into thinking this steel variation is cheaply done. In fact, this may be the best meteorite dial in this list. 

With a case diameter of 39mm x 10.6mm thickness, the running of the complications are as smooth as a knife through butter. But it’s not time to celebrate yet with a bit of smoked salmon and caviar. Given a circular case, they are given the classical dress watch design, especially since it has a polished top.

The meteorite dial is exemplified by a number of finishes, resulting in a textured look that simply cannot be contended with. As it’s ruthenium-coated, the face provides an inert finish that competently fights corrosion and provides a high level of immense hardness. 

So why precisely is this meteorite dial so sublime? Given a blackened sheen, it allows the now iconic calendar display to be further enhanced. Take for example the oversized calendar functionality below 12 o’clock which showcases a day and a month aperture.

For the day of the week, look at the periphery where a chapter ring is scaled around the watch and is readable through a pointer hand with a blue crescent tip. 

At 6 o’clock, there’s a gorgeous moonphase indication which is given a snailed counter background and a subsidiary seconds dial that runs along the sub-counters edge. This is given a combination of steel teeth hour markers and Arabic numerals, alongside sword shaped hands. 

They are powered by the Calibre 865 automatic movement. This can be wistfully stared at through the sapphire caseback, displaying the brands logo on the oscillating rotor and gold elements such as the gold weight at the end of the automatic rotor. 

Running at 28,800VpH and offering a modest 40 hour power reserve, the movement is made up of a staggering 305 parts. Partnered with a black strap, we can imagine you wearing this with a navy suit shirt or a black suit jacket. You can no longer buy a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite at retail. Nevertheless, you can buy it on the secondary market for upwards of £8,350 as of February 2024.


6. Rolex Day-Date 228239

If any of Rolex’s collections were to have an incredibly innovative design, it would have to be the Day-Date! For us this is one of the most popular meteorite dials out there with a soupcon of sophistication from this top luxury watch brand.

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The Rolex Day-Date was originally released in 1956 and became the first timepiece to display both the date of the month and the day of the week which are equally spelt out in full through two apertures.

Worn by world leaders like Ronald Regean and Donald Trump who opted for the President bracelet due to its associations with influential figures like Lyndon B. Johnson, to celebs like John Mayer and Jay-Z.

For enthusiasts wanting to buy a Rolex, the collection is perpetually in demand, and consistently a symbol of stature and prestige on the wrist. This 40mm Day-Date is crafted out of 18K white gold, boasting the luxury of the brand. You horophiles in the know will be all too familiar with the fluted bezel that runs around the edge of the dial.

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Now a representation of Rolex’s most luxury pieces, the white gold fluted bezel was originally used to screw it into the case to ensure their waterproof design. Now, it is a stylistic choice that has long since become a fashionable element. 

So, you’ve been drawn in by the beauty of the luxurious bezel and feel more than happy with the precious white gold casing. Let your eyes now wander over to the meteorite dial, Timelords…

Crafted out of a metallic variation of the rock, it is an exceptionally tough material to try and work with, but the end result is truly astonishing. Normally cut into thin sections and undergoing a chemical treatment, it allows the beauty of the Widmanstätten structures to be on full display. 

The meteorite dial goes one step further. The hour markers are made up of 10 diamond baguette’s aside from at 12 and 3 which is where the apertures are situated. No sign of lab grown diamonds going on here! But wait, take a breather from all this luxury refinery for just a minute.

They are powered by the perpetual, mechanical Calibre 3255 movement. Offering an excellent precision of -2/+2 seconds per day, they are supported by a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers. With a 70 hour power reserve, these Superlative Chronometer beasts are top notch for all manner of horophiles and connoisseurs alike! 

They are partnered with a classic President bracelet which is made up of three semicircular three piece links. If you’re looking for a watch for a special occasion, this would be an excellent choice with a black cashmere jumper, or an all out charcoal suit for the boardroom. 

You can buy a Rolex Day-Date at retail for £44,350 as of February 2024. 


7. Omega Speedmaster Grey Side Of The Moon

As part of the Dark Side Of The Moon collection, these grey meteorite dial models are inspired by the Apollo 8 astronauts, and their incredible deep dive into the unknown. 

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They were the first people to see the dark side of the moon, the hemisphere of the moon that is facing away from Earth. One Pink Floyd album later and a lot of romanticising about the glory of the unknown has spurred them to release a gorgeous grey variation of their very own Dark Side Of The Moon collection. 

With a case size of 44.25mm these marvellous meteorite looking beauties are crafted out of grey ceramic. Offering a 50 metre water resistance, the 16.1mm thick watches are certainly no slim Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. However, we can throw in that they are built to be legible and are crammed full of technical prowess. 

Given an 18K Sedna gold top, the markings are filled with a brushed Omega Ceragold tachymetric scale, all of which are built onto a silicon nitride ring. Sedna gold is Omega’s own proprietary rose gold alloy which has been on the market since 2012. Inspired by the reddest planet in the solar system, lunar heritage is abound in this novelty!

Omega’s incredible link to space means they are one of the few brands that have a direct heritage to the meteorite dial watch styles. For this piece, the brand opted to use iron meteorite due to its capability to produce a criss-cross Widmanstätten pattern that is displayed after chemical treatment. 

This variation of the Speedmaster does keep its heritage in mind throughout the piece. Take note of the 60 minute and 12 hour recorder at 3 o’clock as well as the subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock. There is no sub-counter at 6 o’clock...instead, it has been substituted for a date aperture. 

The grey meteorite dial aesthetic allows the Luminova filled baton hour markers and golden hands to be promoted, especially the second hand which is given a red tip. 

Given life by the Calibre 9300, this self-winding chronograph movement is supported by a silicon balance spring on a free sprung balance. Running at 4 Hz, the watches offer a power reserve of 60 hours which proves you can effortlessly switch between business trip and boardroom, with time to spare.. 

We’ve come to associate the watches with a Master Chronometer status. But in this instance, they simply cannot achieve such a ranking. Due to the iron meteorite dial, this has a lot of magnetic iron content which directly interferes with the accuracy.

That being said, the watches are Chronometer certified, showcasing how you will still be entitled to a pretty good degree of precision if you buy a watch like this.

The watches are fitted onto a grey, alligator leather strap and locked in with a foldover clasp. We think you’d look sublime decked out in a grey peacoat or a tan suede jacket for when you are galavanting around the town doing your last minute shopping. But Omega’s aren’t just for gents.

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You can buy an Omega Speedmaster Grey Side Of The Moon for £15,700 as of February 2024. 


8. The Louis Moinet Jules Verne Tourbillon

It’s rather remarkable the different kinds of meteorite dial watches that are available. In this case, Louis Moinet allows you the opportunity to choose your meteorite material to be placed in the centre of the dial. 

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Crafted out of 18K 5N rose gold and measuring 40.7mm, we believe this deserves recognition on our best meteorite dial watches list as they are fitted with a domed sapphire crystal, allowing maximum legibility.

Offering just 30 metres of water resistance, it’s best to keep this looking pretty underneath a shirt cuff if you want to look the part in and out of the office.

Given a guilloche style dial that's presented underneath the hour markers, the final aesthetic is given a green varnish to not only look really sharp, but also boast the faceted, rose gold hour markers and hands. 

At 6 o’clock there is a skeletonised flying tourbillon which cuts into the fantastic lunar centre. You have the option to choose from 8 different types of meteorite dial watches, that are all finished with a smooth, enamel like finishing as seen on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Grand Feu Enamel.

There may be 8, but no one will ever be able to replicate the sophisticated styles. 

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This has a heartbeat in the form of the Calibre LM135. Offering a 28,800VpH, the watches have a 96 hour power reserve and support in the form of a double spring balance and precision guaranteed by the tourbillon. With the same power of a space shuttle (no offence, Speedmaster), you can easily battle against your hectic lives. 

Connected to a black alligator leather strap, you should wear this with a Bond-style black suit or a simple grey polo shirt.Capped at 8 pieces, you can buy a Louis Moinet Jules Verne Tourbillon at retail when you request a price. 


9. Rolex Daytona 116519LN

The Daytona is one of horology’s most enduring luxury sports watches. As timeless as Sir Tom Jones or Twiggy, it simply never goes out of fashion. 

Surpassing the initial lack of interest upon its release in 1963 due to it’s off-the-wall chronograph design and out and out sporty aesthetic, the subsequent Quartz Crisis and its rise to fame followed thanks to the usage of Zenith’s El Primero movement, complete with a new Cerachrom bezel.

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Perhaps the most innovative dial style from them are the meteorite dials which came in 2021. Coming in at 40mm, the watches are crafted out of white gold, exuding an air of luxury and uber sophistication over the inherent sporty watch. 

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With a solid caseback combined with an Oyster monobloc case and a screw down crown, you are enjoying 100 metres of water resistance. This should be enough for a gentle splash or adorning it round the pool while reading about the latest Rolex price increase.

Fitted with a black tachymetric scale, this meteorite dial Daytona is engraved with white markings relating to the user being able to quickly calculate different speeds with a few squeezes of the pushers. 

Another best meteorite dial that should be given props to, it is given a beautiful steely construction, allowing the white baton indices, silvered hands and three black sub-counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock to be the focal point.

Furthermore they have a Chromalight display ensuring a long-lasting blue luminescence. 

The watches are powered by the 4131 calibre, a perpetual movement that is supported by a paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers. Running at a precision of -2/+2 seconds per day and offering a 72 hour power reserve, we are fans of the  Superlative Chronometer Certification, ensuring first rate precision and longevity. 

Fitted with a white gold bracelet or an Oysterflex strap, these timepieces would look incredible with a double breasted, black suit jacket or an all cream suit if your flexometer is truly off the scale. 

You can no longer buy a Rolex Daytona 116519LN as they have been discontinued as of February 2024. You can pick one up on the secondary market for upwards of £71,900.


10. Rolex Cellini Moonphase Ref. 50535 

If you don’t want a meteorite to be the centre of attention, why don’t you cast your eyes over what we have in store below…The universe is all the better for us introducing you to the scintillating Rolex Cellini Moonphase reference 50535.

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Measuring 39mm with an 18K gold case, we just had to make an exception for this beauty on our best meteorite dial watches list. 

Exceptionally slight which is perfect for the discerning enthusiast, the Cellini here is crafted in a tonneau shaping case with a circular bezel. It prides itself on elegant curvature as opposed to robust durability and has been spotted on the wrists of Kevin Hart, Roger Federer and Nicholas Cage. 

We don’t care if it is only water resistant to 50 metres. Just take a look at that truly out of this world face on these wondrous meteorite dial watches. We can respect the Cellini enough to say this is an out and out dress piece that can be worn when flaunting your stuff around Mayfair at a black tie event.

Or for any swanky affair for that matter.  

The bezel is slightly serrated and given a domed back which closely relates to the classical Rolex Ovettone from the 1950s. Peel back the layers and you will find an onion crown together with a domed sapphire crystal.

There are some large elements, but they are swiftly kept under wraps in order to preserve their style. The dial is beautifully done meteorite dial watch with a cream white, lacquered sheen. 

Take a look at the golden hands, hour markers and chapter rings that very distinctly stand out from the watch. Perhaps the most addictive part for us is the gorgeous moonphase complication that resides at 6 o’clock. 

The blue disc is fired enamel which gives a glassy sheen and allows the actual moon and stars within the complication to shine. The stars are designed in a granular metallic lacquer which looks sublime against the blue disc. The moon is truly from another planet!

Given a rhodium plating, the small moon is made out of meteorite that's been chemically bathed in order to achieve the desired Widmanstätten pattern. Furthermore, the moon is slightly domed, allowing it to look like it’s exploding out of the dial. 

The watches are powered by the Calibre 3195, a Superlative Chronometer certified movement that offers a great -2/+2 precision and a weekend proof 48 hour power reserve. Fitted with a brown strap, we can see you rocking this with a camel overcoat or black suit when duty calls. 

While you can no longer buy a Rolex Cellini Moonphase 50535 at retail, you can buy it on the secondary market for upwards of £14,800 as of February 2024 


11. Arnold & Son Luna Magna Red Gold Meteorite 

The Arnold & Son Luna Magna Red Gold Meteorite is a fantastic timepiece for all manner of lunar loving horophiles and space invaders.

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Made out of 18K red gold and crafted in a very dressy circular case, they rather negate a diving bezel or a tachymetric scale. Rather, your eyes will be instantly drawn into the thrills of this best meteorite dial since there is a domed sapphire crystal which magnifies the glorious face. 

The dial completely undergoes the stunning Widmanstätten patterns which allows light to be reflected throughout the entirety of for us is one of the best meteorite dial watches to add to your under £60k watch collection.

However, Arnold & Son go one step further. On this occasion, they opt to give this meteorite dial a deep matte blue PVD treatment in order to give a midnight sky aesthetic. You’ll be moonlighting and talking among the stars for years with this on your wrist.

The moonphase complication is a stunning spectacle which is situated at 6 o’clock. The moon is crafted out of a Cacholong opal and the other half is made from blue PVD meteorite, reflecting the various stages of the moon. 

They go even further by just coating the opal side of the moon phase with luminescence, boasting a blue-green glow which offers a fantastic glow when night falls. You shouldn’t be without this best meteorite dial watch whatever time it may be.

Offering 30 metres of water resistance, these timepieces are powered by the Calibre A&S1021. This totals around 27.60mm in diameter and 12mm in height. They also have a total of 35 jewels, a highly impressive 90 hour power reserve and an acceptable 3 Hz beat. That’s sufficient time for sipping champagne in the South of France or prepping for that key overseas business trip.

Decked out like a men’s Christmas watch wrapped up under the tree it has a beautiful ink blue alligator strap, we recommend you adorn this timepiece with a navy suit for those days around the office. However, we wouldn’t blame you if you decided to just wear a black jumper or grey T-shirt for those more casual lunches or dinners.

With a limited run of 38 pieces, you can buy an Arnold & Son Luna Magna Red Gold Meteorite at retail for around £58,600 as of February 2024.


12. Holthinrichs Deconstructed Meteorite 

You didn’t think we would conjure up one of the best meteorite dial watches from Holland, did you? But that’s what lengths we strive to attain.

Dutch brand Holthinrichs has developed a clear vision with the intention of breaking all horological barriers. Winning The GPHG Innovation Prize in 2018, they utilise high-level 3D printing techniques for a fresh take on horology. 

May we take a second to introduce the Deconstructed line.

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Priding itself on avant-garde design and powerful movements, the line has been renovated as one of their best meteorite dial watches. This is a very rare variant too as they don’t use Gibeon, but instead opt for Muonionalusta. What’s that you say?

No, Muonionalusta isn’t some kind of far flung Dragon from a story-book… It is a type of meteorite that was initially discovered in 1906 in Scandinavia.

Around 4.56 billion years old, the material results in a Widmanstätten  pattern once placed into the dial. Astonishing!

Constructed out of 39mm of 3D printed grade 5 titanium, Holthinrichs are a prominent player in 3D looking novelties. But they only use state of the art printing technology, equivalent to the tech in the Bat-cave, alongside the finest artisan craftsmanship to produce these best meteorite dial watches.

Weighing a miniscule 20 grams (even less than the Richard Mille Ferrari RM-UP01 at 30 grams), the watches are perfect for the everyday wearer looking to throw on a stunning novelty for the office. Given a thickness of just 9.8mm, the Deconstructed Meteorite timepiece features a domed sapphire crystal for maximum legibility. 

Another pretender to the best meteorite dial watches crown, the brand utilises the instantly recognizable Widmanstätten  pattern (again!) to promote the hand finished baton numerals and open-worked hands. Fitted with an openworked subseconds counter located at 6 o’clock, the timekeeping is very legible. 

Is this a must-have watch fitted for every type of discerning gentleman? We think so! The HW-M01 movement has developed from the previous Pesec 7001 architecture, including an inertia balance wheel to improve timekeeping capabilities. This results in a 21,600VpH and a 42 hour power reserve. 

Strapped onto a sporty orange rubber strap, these meteorite dial watches would look great alongside a T-shirt and jeans or a neutral tones suit with brogues to let your wrist do the talking.

With a limited production run of 20 pieces, you can buy a Holthinrichs Deconstructed Meteorite at retail for around £15,360, as of February 2024.



Meteorite dials are a fantastic alternative to standard matte black dials you may have encountered on your horological travels. That being said, it could be quite hard to pull off if you find yourself wanting to wear it in the boardroom or in any formal situation.

For those days waltzing down Fifth Avenue in your designer polo shirt, we recommend you choose the Cartier Rotonde De Cartier Earth And Moon.

In situations that require tactile colours and understated charm, you may find that the more refined Rolex Day-Date 228239 is the best choice with its effortless fluted bezel and that oh so fantastic Widmanstätten pattern.

This list has delved deep into the best meteorite dial watches for those that require a variety of pieces to suit their attire and personality. For example, you may opt for the more affordable Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite. Alternatively, if you have the funds and desire out and out luxury, we recommend you buy a Rolex Daytona 116519LN. 

We hope that these options give that extra flex appeal when there are no more rays to catch. 

If Fred Flinstone was in the market for a timepiece, you’d be sure he’d be transfixed on one of these best meteorite dial watches. The space rock design is becoming more and more adored and desirable in the horological world. 

While high class brands like Cartier and Omega have been well on their way to lunar mission success, we are waiting for other brands like Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe to take off and flex their horological muscles! 

Oh and we didn’t forget Richard Mille either with their best meteorite dial contribution in the form of their collaboration piece with jewellery maker, Boucheron. Entitled the RM 018 - Tourbillon Boucheron, they utilise fragments and other rare earth rocks throughout the piece such as the movement wheels. 

With a limited edition run of 30 watches valued at a stonking $1 million each, time has already run out on landing this one. This sublime collection of the best meteorite dial watches tend to have a neutral sheen which allows it to blend in covertly with your outfits. 

Whether shaking hands with CEO’s, closing the deal on that investment hedge fund or sharing cheese and port with your loved one, Chrono Hunter can ensure that these desirable meteorite dials are great additions to your winter, summer and everything-in-between apparel. 

While you may not see a Starman (sorry Bowie), you can be certain you will be in celestial paradise with what we can offer our customers with the best possible prices, rapid turnaround, first class service and the most secure purchasing and selling experience in the industry.

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