Mass gains! Hublot are peak 2020 as they release a mechanical desk clock FOUR TIMES the size of the Meca-10 modelThor Svaboe
In Scandinavia we have a traditional saying: all good things come in threes. And, boy, does this apply to clocks in 2020. First, the Hodinkee table clock that broke the internet and brutally maimed the comments section, then the futuristic T-Rex from Massena LAB, MB&F and L’Epée. And here comes lucky number three – the Hublot Meca-10 Clock.
Hublot’s impressive in-house Meca-10 movement was released four years ago, and this year made its debut in the fabulous tonneau-shaped Spirit of Big Bang, to our micro-mechanical marvelling delight. So, as an answer to your question, no, this is not a small paperweight, but the entire Meca-10 movement made four times larger, measuring 19.6cm by 18.1cm. Despite this enlargement, it fully preserves the 10-day power reserve, and original specifications – including its knock-out skeletonised movement.
And, once again, the clock-masters at L’Epée are the go-to collaborators in the venture, solidifying their position alongside JLC as the masters of static timepieces. This comes in two tantalising versions (yes, still talking about a table clock here) — black PVD or satin and polished steel with transparent composite. While Hublot aren’t afraid of providing their wristwatches with large, easy to use crowns, the Hublot Meca-10 Clock takes it to the next level with a rubber-coated crown that is a similar size to the Meca-10 wristwatch.
True to the wristwatch, the Hublot Meca-10 Clock features a running seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock, and a power reserve indicator measured in days at 6 o’clock. Turning the clock around and we have a transparent caseback that offers a saucer-sized window into the movement, which features 52 jewels.
So, to conclude with the many positives here, starting with the simple fact that even the poor of vision can now fully enjoy the mechanical beauty of the Meca-10 without a loupe, and boy, how close I can get with the macro lens. Joking aside, this is a stupendous piece of engineering by Hublot and L’Epée, and will most likely be the fastest-selling clock this side of Christmas.
Hublot Meca-10 Clock price and availability:
The Hublot Meca-10 Clock matte black PVD version is $50,500 USD, while the Hublot Meca-10 Clock satin-polished and sandblasted steel version is $47,400 USD. For more details, visit Hublot right here.