This £450 luxury watch contains actual Martian dust

Belgium-based Interstellar claims its ‘Nasa-approved’ watch contains pulverized fragments of a meteor blasted by the Red Planet (Credits: Interstellar/SWNS)

A company says its out-of-this-world watch is filled with real Martian dust — and they want to give one to Elon Musk.

Belgian company Interstellar claims the ‘Nasa-approved’ watch contains pulverized fragments of a meteor blasted by the Red Planet.

Created in honor of the space agency’s Mars rover mission Perseverance, the “NASA x INTERSTELLAR RED3.721” contains elements of a meteorite discovered in Northwest Africa in 2021.

A Martian meteorite is a rock that formed on Mars, was ejected from the planet by an impact event, and traveled through interplanetary space before landing on Earth.

Sébastien Colen, the founder of Interstellar, explains: “The meteorites were not brought back to earth by humans, but thanks to the laws of physics.

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The clock contains a tiny segment filled with Martian dust (Credits: Interstellar/SWNS)

“We insist on the terms ‘meteorites’. This means that thousands of years ago a collision took place on Mars, resulting in a fragment being ejected from the Martian gravitational field.

“Some of these meteorites come after thousands of years of traveling through space and crash on Earth.”

Interstellar says they worked with a meteor expert to find the meteorite for the watches.

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Sébastien explained: “Prior to purchasing these meteorites, they are given an ID for traceability purposes and then sent to the Lunar and Planetary Institute for spectrometric analysis to confirm that the meteorites are from Mars based on molecular composition.”

The ‘Mars Dust’ versions of the watches start at £450, with the titanium option costing £812. Watches replacing the dust with the Nasa logo cost £360.

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The company says it wants to give one to space billionaire Elon Musk (Credits: Interstellar/SWNS)

“We would be delighted if Elon Musk reads about our project and gives him one of these watches as a gift,” added Sébastien.

Although Musk is currently valued at over £250bn, he could probably afford to pay the asking price.

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Justin Scacco

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