So I received my 'Grail' watch today; some history of why it is my 'grail'.
When I was a young man, my favorite Grandpa was an Executive at a now defunct airline. I would have been a Pilot if my eyes didn't go short-sighted at a young age. He passed on, but I was given his 1963 (my birth year!) Omega Seamaster Deville.
This watch, and its meaning and relationship to my Grandpa, got me interested in this hobby.
I've bought some decent watches in the intervening years (TagH Link Cal S, Hamilton Rt66, others), but when I saw the announcement from Omega at Baselworld 2010 of a Speedmaster Pro with meteorite dial, I knew I had to acquire it in his honor - an Omega that I can wear in memoriam.
I have also always been a space/technology fan and I well remember the Apollo-Soyux test mission - I was 12 and bought the Revell Model. I work in IT now.
So, the Omega/Grandpa connection, the space/tech connection, and the iconic beauty of this watch led me to stretch that much further to buy this limited edition.
I have an incredible wife who 'allows' me my indulgence. She even understood why it had to be the meteorite dial and not even 'just' a 'normal' (if still an iconic beauty) Speedmaster Pro.
Here it is on my wrist and with my Seamaster Deville that started it all: