The iron meteorite that was worked to create the case of the unique Dream Watch Meteorite will remain an enigma for all time, in its origins and its composition. A work of art in the form of a watch, it is an avent-garde testimony to place where time does not exist.
De Bethune worked on a fragment of outer space to create the Dream Watch Meteorite. Beyond classification, this time piece reflects the philosophy developed by the brand, which is an approach involving fundamental exploration in the field of watchmaking, always seen in relation with mankind and the human universe. Among the collections, the Dram Watch brings together the most experimental creations. The Dream Watch Meteorite completes the line, with the use of rare material that comes from the cosmos and with a purity that is impossible to reproduce. By utilizing a fragment that fell more than 4,000 years ago in Campo del Cielo, Argentina, De Bethune has created a magisterial time piece that is a witness, through its origins, to the unfathomable mysteries of the universe. At once a work of art, a philosophucal object and a technical challenge, the Dream Watch Meteorite is a dream that mirrors space.
The Dream Watch Meteorite has its origins in a chain of random, unpredictable events that began in the realm of the stars and galaxies, and ended in the manufacturing process of the case. Its creation is the result of the assiduous workmanship of watchmaking pioneers. The highly intuitive design follows the organic arching lines that are spontaneously visible in nature, for example in the shape of a leaf. The execution of the design involved a profound rethinking of conventional watch-machining techniques. Composed essentially of iron (92%) with traces of nickel and cobalt, the hard and compact structure of the meteorite has no similarity to the characteristics of this material. The method they adapted for working the original 3-kilo block resembled the techniques of a sculptor, with an initial examination of the raw material, to detect its irregularities and identify the best zone from which the case could be carved. Each step in the manufacturing process was transformed into an enigma that challenged their skills, knowledge and intuition. Finished by hand, the case retains its original anthracite colour that was then flame-blued by hand, according to the traditional watchmaking technique. This process brought out the profound texture of the meteorite, which is studded with streaks and flashes that ultimately compose a snapshot of the universe.
Shaped like a rocket to travel through time, the Dream Watch Meteorite carries within it the history if an odyssey.