It Takes Time To Admire The Christophe Claret Mecca
Inspired by history and culture once again, Christophe Claret has unveiled a new, wonderful timepiece, called Mecca, a symbolic watch dedicated to the Muslim faith. Featuring a micro-engraving of the Kaaba, the most sacred site in Islam, this watch will be produced in just 63 units, which is exactly the age of prophet Mohammed, when he died.
The case is titanium, or titanium and PVD gray, measuring 44 mm x 18.4 mm and featuring double sapphire crystals and will keep integrity up to 30 meters under water.
The ball-bearing cover shows off a transfer depicting the Kaaba, considered to be the center of the world, while the sapphire rotor revealing the movement boasts a transferred world map depicted with white dots which symbolizes Muslims turning around the Kaaba.
Movement is provided by the Swiss automatic Christophe Claret caliber AVE15, which includes 28 jewels, 28,800 vph as well as a power reserve of 72 hours. This timepiece also features a “mystery” rotor, with sapphire crystal segment and transferred motifs, not to mention a decorative plate that allows us to read three inscriptions in Arabic – if we know the language, that is.
At 12 o’clock, it reads ‘Masjid al-Haram’, which means “The sacred mosque”; at 4 o’clock, ‘Tawaf’, which refers to the ritual of seven turns around the Kaaba; while at 8 o’clock you’ll find ‘Makkah al-Mukarramah’, the name of “The Holy City of Mecca”.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Christophe Claret Mecca comes on a black alligator leather strap, with black stitching and a titanium buckle.