Accompanied by Astros SA Geneva Certificate of Mars Origin and Corum original fitted presentation and outer packaging.
This model with Zagami meteorite dial was made in a limited edition of 38 pieces only.
On 3 October 1962, a single 40 pound stone was observed to fall near Zagami Rock, Katsina Province, Nigeria. The Zagami meteorite belongs to the very rare sub-group of SNC meteorites. Its origin is attributed to Mars, or more precisely a sample of the Martian crust that was in some way ejected from the surface through asteroid impact. Classified as a calcium-rich eucrite achondrite with a young crystallization age relative to other meteorites of 1.3 billion years, Zagami represents an extremely rare class of meteorite.
Mars, the fourth planet in the solar system, also called the red planet, was making its closest approach to Earth in almost 60'000 years on 27 August 2003 when the two planets were 'only' 34,647,420 miles or 55,760,220 km apart.