Time­pieces

Mecca

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At the cen­tre of this lim­ited edi­tion con­vey­ing a mes­sage of peace, the iconic Kaaba mon­u­ment sym­bol­iz­ing the Mus­lim faith ap­pears to lit­er­ally burst out of the dial. The mi­cro-en­grav­ing of the Kaaba is high­lighted by the mi­ras­cope and is com­posed of two iden­ti­cal par­a­bolic mir­rors ar­ranged one on top of the other, cre­at­ing an el­lip­ti­cal shape. In im­ple­ment­ing this op­ti­cal ef­fect in the Mecca model, the Kaaba looks as if it is thrust­ing out of the mid­dle of the watch and of­fers a 360-de­gree view of the fa­mous cube-shaped build­ing erected at the cen­tre of the sa­cred mosque in the Holy City of Mecca. Three Ara­bic ex­pres­sions set the fi­nal touch, at 12 o'clock, Masjid al-haram means “The sa­cred mosque”. At 4 o'clock, the word “Tawaf” evokes the seven turns that the pil­grims must per­form around the Kaaba. Fi­nally, at 8 o'clock, Makkah al­mukar­ramah means “The Holy City of Mecca”. The cir­cum­fer­ence of the ti­ta­nium case also re­veals the fact that only 63 pas­sion­ate en­thu­si­asts will have the chance to wear each ver­sion of the Mecca time­piece on their wrist, the num­ber cor­re­spond­ing to the age of the prophet Mo­hammed when he died.

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