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I made this Watch Dial from a piece of Meteorite from Mars

A meteorite collector was able to acquire a rare piece of Mars Meteorite. It was in the form of a small slab.

He needed it re-shaped into a watch dial. Because of the rarity and value of this piece, I needed to be very careful while working on it.


Small slab of Meteorite from Mars

This is the small slab of Meteorite from Mars which the collector sent to me to be re-cut into a watch dial.

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Preparing for cutting

I have drawn some lines onto the slab to be used for aligning the shape and center hole accurately.


The finished watch dial

Here you can see the finished Mars Meteorite watch dial which is now ready to be mounted into the watch.

You may have noticed that this one is not perfectly round. The watchmaker has informed me that, due to the type of watch case which it would be mounted into, it was not necessary to make it perfectly round and this would also preserve some of the material. So I made it very close to round.


The finished Watch

Here you can see the finished watch with the Mars Meteorite watch dial in place.

It made a very handsome watch!

→ Take me back to examples of Watch Dials we have made from geological materials . . .


Denton Anderson,
Gemologist & Gem Cutter
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Photo of Denton the gem cutter.

Graduate Gemologist, GIA, GG
Over 20 years of experience.