Patek Philippe - Mecca Edition

This watch would be great for the King of Saudi Arabia (officially known as the “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques” at Mecca and Medina), one of the many Saudi Princes, or any Muslim planning their Hajj. The emerald green on the dial is special both because green is considered the traditional color of Islam (green was used by Muhammad’s tribe as the color of their flag, the Qu’ran describes the garments and cushions in paradise as made of green silk, and green is often used in mosques as well as coverings of the Qu-ran) and green is also the color of Saudi Arabia’s flag. The watch face is also reminiscent of the world's largest clock, which opened last year in Mecca and glows green at night.

And why is the watch made of platinum and not gold, cost aside? In fact, you may not know that there is a hadith (an act or saying attributed to Muhammad) that says Muhammad saw a man wearing a gold ring, took the ring off of him, and then cast it aside saying something to the effect of "Would you take a burning piece of coal and put it in your hand?" A later hadith says that Muhammad claimed anyone wearing gold or silk at the time of their death would be denied gold and silk in Paradise. But still a later quote attributed to Muhammad by Ali, his cousin and son-in-law, said that Muhammad clarified only men cannot wear gold and silk, but women can. Now, there are various interpretations of this rule in that some believe white gold is okay for men to wear because it doesn't look like yellow gold, but the strictest interpretation is that not an atom of Au can be in the watch. 

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