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Mecca

Christophe Claret 2016

ref. MTR.AVE15.300-363
Men's

This is the second time Christophe Claret has introduced the mirascope, an optical phenomenon, into the laws of mechanical watchmaking. Coming after the effigy of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, enthroned at the centre of the Aventicum watch, here the watchmaker offers a subtle interpretation of the symbols of the Muslim faith. A miniature Kaaba appears to burst out of the dial, like a hologram. This astonishing sight is underscored by a wealth of symbolic details: a spinel and a white ceramic stone on the dial represent the stone all Muslims must touch before completing the seven circles of Tawaf. The oscillating weight, visible at the back of the watch, bears a transferred world map with white dots that symbolise pilgrims converging on Mecca. Inside the 44-mm titanium case, precision is guaranteed by a self-winding movement whose twin barrels ensure a comfortable 72-hour power reserve.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Movement

  • Movement name
    AVE15
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • N° of components
    186
  • N° of jewels
    28
  • Power reserve
    72 hours
  • Vibrations
    28800
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    3.37 mm
  • Diameter
    26.20 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    18.49 mm
  • Diameter
    44.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Material
    Mirascope with micro-engraved Kaaba
  • Colour
    Anthracite grey

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Black with compass

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    63