The Hublot Antikythera SunMoon watch

The Hublot Antikythera SunMoon watch 5

The Hublot Antikythera SunMoon watch, will be produced in a limited edition of 20 pieces and is an ode to the original 2100 year old Antikythera Mechanism.

Admittedly, the Hublot Antikythera SunMoon is only a simplified version of the original ancient mechanism. It includes both a solar and a lunar calendar, as well as an indication showing the sidereal position of the Sun and the Moon.

This means that, as well as being able to read the time (hours and minutes), the wearer of this watch can ascertain, for a given day and with extreme accuracy, the phase of the Moon, or more specifically its shape in the sky, the name of the constellation behind the Moon and the time required for the Moon to pass through a constellation. For the same day, the watch shows the constellation located behind the Sun and indicates the time required for the Sun to pass through a constellation.

The piece is completed by a flying tourbillon (without ball bearing) which rotates once every minute toindicate the seconds, with the hours and minutes shown by traditional hands at the centre of the movement on the dial side.

Remember: In 1980, Hublot took the world of watchmaking by surprise when it created for the first-time ever, a watch with a precious metal case held by a natural rubber strap. This would mark the birth of the “Fusion” concept.

 

Tags from the story
,
More from Vasilis Lagios

Voxativ Ampeggio Due Art Edition speakers

Voxativ’s latest offering, Ampeggio Due Art Edition loudspeakers, are a new marvel...
Read More