Act of Faith

Bespoke - - EMPEROR 1688 -

Christophe Claret’s Mecca ap­plies the cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy of a mi­ras­cope to cre­ate the op­ti­cal ef­fect of the Kaaba (the build­ing around which Mus­lims turn seven times in an anti-clock­wise di­rec­tion as part of thetawaf rit­ual) ris­ing out of the mid­dle of the watch. It was a tech­ni­cally de­mand­ing feat, not just to get the look right, but also in re­con­fig­ur­ing the hands to the outer perime­ter of the dial. The com­pany says it’ll limit pro­duc­tion to just 63 pieces, in homage to the age of the Prophet Mo­hammed when he died.

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