FEATURING: HUBLOT – Meca-10 Clock

I’ve often noticed that watch brands introduce oversized versions of their watches that then translate to table or wall clocks. These oversized timekeepers are then limited just to their dealers, and well, if you do have the right connects. You know what I mean…

Which brings me to Hublot’s latest introduction, the Meca-10 clock. An oversized version of the Meca-10 wrist watch.

Back in 2016 Hublot introduced an unusual skeleton movement with a three-dimensional depth that was inspired by the Meccano construction system, the MECA-10. This year the manufacture has launched an oversized version of its famous MECA-10 manufacture movement, to be used in a table clock. Blowing up a watch movement to 4 times its size is not as easy as it sounds. Hence, it is no surprise that Hublot chose to collaborate with world-renowned clockmakers of the Jura region, LEpée manufacture for this endevour.

“We have managed to reproduce the unique features of our MECA-10 movement on a larger scale. This feat of engineering was achieved thanks to the concerted effort of the teams from both Hublot and LEpée. In this way, we are charting a new course for the hallowed tradition of clockmaking. “ Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO OF HUBLOT

CEO OF HUBLOT

Strikingly similar to the original, one could say that the Hublot MECA-10 Clock is, in essence, an oversized version of its predecessor. Its spacious 19.60 by 18.10 cm case houses the precious movement, which comes in two versions. The first features Meccano-inspired angles and a ring in polished satin-finished steel and transparent composite. The second is covered with black PVD and the bridges supporting the gear trains are also coated in black. The notched crown at 3 o’clock is rubber-coated for a better grip when manually winding the movement. Like the wristwatch version from which it takes its inspiration, the MECA-10 clock movement features a 10-day power reserve which is displayed on an indicator at 6 o’clock.

My thoughts? So although the MECA-10 has had mixed reviews from collectors and connoisseurs globally, personally, I think it is quite interesting. I mean it’s not just a 10X version of the watch that inspired it in terms of aesthetics but, fully preserves the original specifications, including the 10-day power reserve. Just like the wristwatch, all the components, the bridges, gear trains are clearly visible through all sides of this table clock. I also quite like that Hublot has paid attention to even the small details like the vulcanised rubber coated crown which helps with a better grip. Again, just like the watch, the Meca-10 clock is quite clean and legible. That being said, I did find these clocks a tab bit heavy on the pockets. The Meca-10 with a stainless steel case is priced at approximately $ 47,000 whereas the black PVD version is approximately $ 50,500.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

REFERENCE
DC.MECA10.SD.SP.1123

DIAL
Mat black skeleton

CASE
Satin-finished and Polished Black PVD Steel

CASE-BACK
Satin-finished and Polished Black PVD Steel

BEZEL
Satin-finished and Polished Black PVD Steel

REFERENCE
DC.MECA10.SX.SP.1123

 

DIAL
Satin-finished and Sandblasted Steel Hands with White Luminescent

CASE
Satin-finished and Polished Steel

CASE-BACK
Satin-finished and Polished Steel

BEZEL
Satin-finished and Polished Steel

MOVEMENT
Manual-winding Skeleton Power Reserve Movement with 2 Barrels
Black Plated Bridges
Rhodium Plated Escapement Power Reserve display at 6.00
Frequency: 2.5Hz Power reserve: 10 days No. of Components:432 Jewels: 52
Diameter: 134.6 mm
Thickness: 69.8 mm

 

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