There’s an interesting new timepiece under development at Hublot — for now I will call it the Hublot “Antikythera”, based upon an ancient Greek device of the same name:
More than 21 centuries ago, a mechanism of fabulous ingenuity was created in Greece, a machine capable of indicating exactly how the sky would look for decades to come – the position of the moon and sun, lunar phases and even eclipses.
But this incredible invention would be drowned in the sea and its secret forgotten for two thousand years.
The video below gives a glimpses into what will surely be an amazing watch with a truly inspiring origin. Definitely worth spending a few minutes of your weekend to check this out. Knowledge buffs can learn more about the antikythera mechanism here.
While working replicas of the original Antikythera mechanism have been built, never before has the device been scaled down to fit into a wristwatch. As Mattias Buttet, now head of R&D at Hublot, references in the video — the Hublot antikythera movement is 30mm high, vs. the original antikythera device at 20cm. I’ll provide updates on the “Hublot Antiythera” watch as I learn more…
Hublot Antikythera Watch (Spy Shots)
The Anitkythera Mechanism (Main Part as extracted from the sea)