Rolex Day-Date 40mm White Gold Meteorite Review

This white gold 40mm Rolex Day-Date is unique in the world. Join us in reviewing the Rolex Day-Date 40mm Meteorite reference number m228239-0055 228239.
Meteorites are rare. These meteorite dial Rolex replica watches are also rare. Reserved by Rolex for only some of their finest watches, certain models have dials chiseled from genuine meteorites. Let’s get up close and personal with one of them, shall we?
Rolex watches are known for having extraordinary dials, but the look and texture of these extraterrestrial meteorite dials look out of this world. Rolex replica has a history of pairing some of its most famous and noteworthy watch collections with rare materials, and these dials can only be found on platinum or 18k gold watches.
Most meteorites are usually made of space rocks, or pieces of planetary cores that eventually find their way into our orbit and are drawn to Earth from the gravitational pull of our planet. Most meteorites also look like an ordinary rock, so where do they find meteorites that look so attractive? To answer this question, we have to go back nearly two hundred years to a meteorite classified as an IVA, the “Gibeon” meteorite, reported by a captain named J.E. Alexander at Namaqualand, Namibia. An 11.25″ x 8.75″ x 0.25″ thick Gibeon meteorite sold at Christie’s for $11,875. This can hopefully give you some context of value.
The “Gibeon” meteorite is thought to be part of the planet’s core and has that distinctive crystalline crosshatch pattern that is essentially composed of crystallized iron and nickel. This pattern can only be seen on the inside of the meteorite after it has been cut open. This pattern is also known as the Widmanst├Ątten pattern or Thomson structure (which may be easier to pronounce). These patterns are usually found in octahedral iron meteorites and some pallasites. Such patterns do not occur in iron ores on Earth.
Whatever remains of the 26,000 KG Gibeon meteorite found along the Big Fish River in Namibia is now protected by the Namibian government. Fortunately, Rolex managed to procure some of this interstellar material before these protection laws were in place.
This exquisite meteorite dial features 18k white gold hands and baguette diamond index hour markers. A curved day indicator window sits above the polished replica Rolex logo at 12 o’clock, and a cyclops magnifying glass is fused to a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to enhance the visibility of the date window at 3 o’clock. The day and date switch instantaneously at midnight, rather than gradually, as in many other fake watches.
The 18-carat white gold case has a diameter of 40 mm (47.4 mm from one lug to the other) and a case thickness of 12 mm. Rolex has its own foundry, enabling them to cast the most delicate alloys for gold. Maximum luster is ensured. They use their own in-house laboratory to check every piece of metal they obtain to ensure maximum purity using the next generation of equipment. This is reminiscent of the popular adage: “If you want to make sure it’s done right; you need to do it yourself!”.