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The Mecca Clock Tower

Mecca_ClockThe Mecca Clock Tower

Built from 2004 to 2012 with a height of 601 meters. The building has 120 floors, which are connected with 94 elevators. The area has a total of 1.575 million square meters.

The Hotel Tower is topped by the largest clock in the world. Dials are mounted on all four sides and each has a diameter of 43 meters. They are illuminated by two million LED lights. The execution is based to be able to read the clock up to 8 kilometers away. The dial is made of an glass mosaic with more than 90 million pieces, whereupon the arms of Saudi Arabia can be seen. The minute hand has a lenght of 23 meters and a width of 3.5 meters, and can be walked on. The weight is 7.5 tons. The hour hand is 18 meters long. The clock is equipped with solar power.

The clock and the spir of the main tower (from a height of 450 meters) has been designed and built by SL-Rasch GmbH under the direction of the architect Mahmoud Bodo Rasch.

The Golden Model

Mecca_Clock-ImageThis clock is an exact replica of the original plans of the largest clock in the world, the Clock Tower of the Royal clock Tower in Mecca. In collaboration with the architect Dr. Rasch, the creator of the original clock in Mecca, Mauthe succeeded to capture the fascination that represents this landmark in the Arab World.

Fabled 1.000 working hours are needed to complete this unique clock. Every ornament, every little detail has its importance and is therefore reproduced with the highest accurancy.

This masterpiece in gold, silver, enamel and precious stones is awarded as extraordinary recognition of the King on very special occassions.

 

 

 

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Technical Specifications

Caliber

Mauthe 4-Side Gearbox

Movement

Quartz Clock, Made in Germany, solar powered

Ball Bearings

12

Case

Solid Sterling Silver 925, 18 carat fine Gold gold-plated, enamelled

Base Plate

Brass Sunburst Pattern, 18 carat fine Gold gold-plated

Base

Solid Ebony, Piano-finish enriched with purde mother-of-perl inlay

Clock Face / Dial

Solid Sterling Silver 925

Clock Hands

Brass polished and  gold-plated

Glass Dome

Mineral glass , handcrafted

Stones

Swarovski stones

Dimensions

∅ 235 mm x H 470 mm

Weight

6,0 kg

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Gerhard M.

I am founder of Archides Uhren GmbH, the only specialist Clock Shop in Austria. We love to work with small, highly individualized companies as the member of the AHCI are. We continuous have products of Matthias Naeschke, Sinclair Harding, Philippe Wurtz, Peter Wibmer, Pita Barcelona and Konstantin Chaykin in our store.

Comments (2)

  • I am really amazed with the design and architect of the Mecca Tower Clock. It is one of the great Master Piece you made for which I thank you.
    I also have considerable experience in making German Clocks, Marine chronometers, Chiming clocks, 400 days clocks etc and I was also appreciated by Rolex, Geneva for my performance.

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