Patek Philippe proves once again why it is among the foremost watchmakers of the world. The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer has introduced a new high-end timepiece that is inspired by the holy city of Mecca. The 5130P Mecca Edition World Timer is a stunning and elegant timepiece that captures the wonder of Mecca even while tracking times at cities around the world.
Interestingly, this high-end limited edition timepiece from Patek Philippe has no gold elements in its design. The reason for this renunciation of gold stems from a fable in the holy Quran. According to the fable, the Prophet Mohammed once met a man who was wearing gold and silk while on his deathbed. The prophet relieved the dying man of these precious possessions. He explained that when the soul reaches heaven, he would be divested of material possessions before being given entry. For this reason, Patek Philippe has completely shunned gold in this Mecca edition watch.
However, the watch remains a picture of luxury. It features a platinum chassis and an emerald green center on the dial. Platinum markings on the emerald green design indicate the hours. The outer rings of the dial features the names of prominent cities of the world and their times. Fitted with a 240HU movement that features 33 precious stones, the watch also has a scratch-resistant polished sapphire crystal casing. Water-resistant up to 30 meters, the Mecca edition Patek Philippe features a transparent casing, a 48-hour power reserve and a hand-stitched black crocodile skin strap.
The limited edition piece was designed exclusively for customers in the Middle East. Incredibly, all 150 pieces of the Mecca-inspired luxury watch have already been sold out.