I think I'm in the minority but I'm in love with meteorite dials, I'm looking at getting either one of the following:
Omega GSOTM Meteorite
- 13,000 USD new from a local AD with 4 year warranty / 9,000 USD new from an international online AD with 2 year warranty
- Caliber 9300 movement
- 60 hour 2-barrel power reserve
- 50 meter water resistance
- Co-axial escapement with silicium hairspring
- Ceramic case, with ceragold bezel
- Exhibition caseback
- 44mm wide and 16.50mm thick case; A bit big but wearable on my wrist
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
- Around 30,000 USD brand new / 15,000 USD second hand from an international online AD, around 10 years old
- Caliber 4130 movement
- 72 hour power reserve
- 100 meter water resistance
- COSC certified (though I don't know how that will hold up for a watch of this age)
- White gold case
- Boring plain caseback
- 40mm wide, 12mm thick; Seems like the perfect size
The first time I saw the GSOTM Meteorite was when I was looking for a speedy online and it was like love at first sight. I'm just a sucker for the materials used on this watch; namely the ceramic, the sedna gold accents, the silicium hairspring, and the meteorite dial. I like the fact that it also has a nice exhibition back to display the large 9300 movement. Having a 44mm wide and 16.50mm thick case, though, I find it quite large, though still wearable for my wrist.
Anyway, I was never fascinated to Rolexes. I found them boring but at the same time flashy by virtue of being a rolex; and a watch I think old greasy people or perhaps a loan shark of a particular ethnicity in my country would wear. Granted, there were a few that caught my eye like the complicated Sky-Dwellers and this meteorite dial Daytona. While the dial on the latter isn't one of the most legible out there, I find the color palette and Widmanstätten pattern on the watch make it so much less boring that I'm really enamored of it. The 40mm wide, 12mm thick white gold case makes it the perfect size for me too. As with most Rolexes though, it sports a very boring plain case back.
Of course, the Daytona and the Speedmaster have their own history too, some would say one has better history than the other, and some would say it doesn't matter since they're not the original ones anyway. Personally, though I'm a car guy myself and though I find the the history of the speedy really cool, they're just added bonuses.
Both watches sing to me, but can't decide which one to get. One is very modern, the other is pretty classy, which do you guys think will be more bang for the buck?