Inspired by Hublot’s Meca-10 wristwatch, the Meca-10 clock is essentially an oversized version of the watch in the form of a table clock.
Working with Jura-based clockmakers L’Epée, Hublot is building on the strong following they have from the unique Meca-10 watch collection which debuted in 2016 and that we went hands-on with.
Watch companies often produce dealer clocks which are typically enlarged versions of a specific wristwatch model, powered by a relatively cheap quartz movement. Dealer clocks cannot be easily purchased as most are designated for watch dealers — but there’s surely demand for them.
Enter the Hublot Meca-10, which blurs the lines of a dealer clock and a true mechanical timepiece. Produced by one of the world’s foremost mechanical clockmakers, L’Epée 1839, the materials, finishes, and build quality is superb and accordingly — these mechanical clocks are not cheap. Nevertheless, wealthy Hublot and mechanical clock fans will surely be interested.
Like the Meca-10 wristwatch movement, the clock movement design is inspired by the Meccano construction system models. The plate, bridges, gear trains, and components are clearly visible from the front, back, side, top, and bottom. Further, the impressive 10-day power reserve — including dual power reserve indicators — was carried over from the wristwatch to the clock.
The Meca-10 Clock comes in a stainless steel case the measures 134.6 mm by 69.8 mm and is powered by a manual wind skeleton movement that beats at 2.5Hz, has 52 jewels, and 432 total components. Two mainspring barrels drive the hour, minute, and small seconds hands — as well as the rack and pinion system visible at 12 o’clock. Plus, there are two power reserve indicators (one at 3 o’clock and one at 6 o’clock) that display how much of the massive ten-day power reserve is remaining — two different ways.
Even the notched crown at 3 o’clock, which coated with vulcanized rubber for a better grip when manually winding the movement, is just like the Meca-10 wristwatch.
The Hublot Meca-10 Clock is available in two versions: steel and black PVD-plated steel. Retail is $47,400 as shown with a stainless steel case, and $50,500 in black.
Learn more at Hublot.