MISSION TO EARTH - CHAPTER III

TIME TRAVELERS

With this third and final chapter of Mission To Earth: Time Travelers, we travel back in time to the origins of planet formation. A journey to the edge of the galaxy to understand meteorites, these asteroid debris having traveled through space and time. Witnesses to the birth of life, sources of precious scientific knowledge, they call out to us about our relationship to time and the Earth.

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500 pieces limited edition

COLLECTOR SET

The first 20 copies of each version are sold exclusively in a Collector Set numbered from 1 to 20.

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MÉTÉORITE

A FRAGMENT OF ETERNITY

MUONIONALUSTA

Coming from the far reaches of the solar system, the Muonionalusta meteorite struck the earth's surface a million years ago. 4.56 billion years old, it is, according to scientists, the oldest object on our planet. It is with this extraterrestrial alloy that we imagined the last chapter of Mission To Earth: TIME TRAVELERS.

In our next stories, we will explain to you why, beyond the high technicality that its use requires, wearing this fragment of eternity on the wrist takes on a scientific, symbolic and philosophical dimension.

METEORITE IN HOROLOGY

Each year, more than 84,000 meteorites collide with Earth. The vast majority of them disintegrate upon entering the atmosphere, and many of the survivors will end up in the oceans that smolder more than 70% of our planet, lost forever. In the end, a very small part of the meteorites are found, and this rarity makes them precious. If the manufacture of a meteorite dial is much more expensive than a traditional dial, it is justified by its cosmic origin and its unique history testifying to the origins of the world and our solar system.

A STONE WITH UNIQUE PATTERNS

Each dial from Muonionalusta reveals a unique iteration of the Widmanstätten figures, patterns characteristic of iron meteorites formed by extreme heating above 1000 degrees caused by their entry into the Earth's atmosphere. No two blades are identical, which gives each watch an inherently exclusive character.

METEORITE IN HOROLOGY

Each year, more than 84,000 meteorites collide with Earth. The vast majority of them disintegrate upon entering the atmosphere, and many of the survivors will end up in the oceans that smolder more than 70% of our planet, lost forever. In the end, a very small part of the meteorites are found, and this rarity makes them precious. If the manufacture of a meteorite dial is much more expensive than a traditional dial, it is justified by its cosmic origin and its unique history testifying to the origins of the world and our solar system.

A STONE WITH UNIQUE PATTERNS

Each dial from Muonionalusta reveals a unique iteration of the Widmanstätten figures, patterns characteristic of iron meteorites formed by extreme heating above 1000 degrees caused by their entry into the Earth's atmosphere. No two blades are identical, which gives each watch an inherently exclusive character.

a rare and complex watchmaking prowess

Meteorites are difficult to work with. The production of a meteorite dial requires extensive know-how throughout the stages of its manufacture. Due to its iron content, this is a difficult material to machine and its extreme hardness also makes it particularly brittle. This complexity explains its rare use in watchmaking.

Unique creations thanks to a selection of quality stones

At the end of a succession of delicate operations carried out by hand, each dial will reveal unique nuances, which means that no two watches can be identical. The slats obtained are then polished to reveal its natural light gray color with steel reflections, which galvanization can modify to obtain new shades.

Then comes the selection phase during which we only retain the dials with the most aesthetic and luminous patterns. Finally, the indexes will be delicately applied to the surface of the dial, the last step before the final assembly of the watch.

The meteorite: the rarity and uniqueness of an exceptional material

The Muonionalusta meteorite, renowned in watchmaking for the remarkable beauty of its patterns, enjoys a good reputation among collectors around the world.
It is prized by the greatest luxury brands wishing to offer their customers pieces steeped in history and of exceptional quality. Increasingly difficult to find, its value increasing from year to year on international markets due to its history, its age but also its particular structure, impossible to reproduce on Earth.

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EYES ON ASTEROIDS

Dive into an unique and immersive experience developed by NASA to explore our Milky Way in real time, discovering the asteroids passing through it.

Locate them, then discover their name, their size, their composition but also their past and future trajectory.

Bon voyage through space and time, discovering these fragments of eternity. 

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OSCAR PROJECT

Seemingly silent, Space is full of frequencies that artist Stéphane Thidet has decided to capture to create the very first extraterrestrial musical work. The various data collected will thus be transformed into a space symphony thanks to a partitioner and an organ installed outside the ISS, in symbiosis with the IR-COASTER scientific experiment.

This work, which seeks to materialize on Earth the duration of an orbital journey, will come to life in the form of an artistic installation, concerts or even choreography.

AWAKE wished to officially support the OSCAR project, whose purpose, halfway between arts and sciences, echoes the Mission To Earth project.

The owners of the 3 chapters of this collection will thus benefit, in preview, from exclusive content throughout the creation of the musical work.

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