Written by Chaz NashHublot presented its second Antikythera mechanism watch this year, the Antikythera SunMoon; and as complex as it may appear upon first glance, well, it’s all Greek.Hublot Tribute to Antikythera Mechanism WatchHublot r...
Written by Chaz NashHublot presented its second Antikythera mechanism watch this year, the Antikythera SunMoon; and as complex as it may appear upon first glance, well, it’s all Greek.Hublot Tribute to Antikythera Mechanism WatchHublot returned to Baselworld this year with a sleek and streamlined Antikythera SunMoon watch which is more stunning than the first Antikythera mechanism inspired timepiece presented last year. Hublot manufactured the four piece limited edition tributary Antikythera mechanism timepiece last year, and dared to venture yet again with another production of the inspirational Antikythera mechanism in Antikythera SunMoon.Explaining the technical functions of Antikythera SunMoon is a bit of an overwhelming process, however the basic gist of this incredible watch is that it not only provides the time of day, it is also capable of determining the solar year of any given day, the phase of the Moon, it’s shape in the sky on that given day as well as the name of the constellation behind the Moon.Antikythera SunMoon features both Sun and Moon indications and has 295 components with seven functions. Functions include a both solar and lunar calendar, and indications displaying the sidereal position of the Sun and the Moon, which allows not only the ability to accurately read time, but also the ability to determine the phase of the moon, its shape, the constellations behind it, and the time required for the moon (and sun) to pass through the constellations.Antikythera SunMoon has a distinctive square-shaped case with an incorporated circular dial. It features a flying tourbillon, without ball bearing, which rotates once every minute to indicate the seconds, with the hours and minutes shown by traditional hands at the center of the movement on the dial side. It has a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz) and also has an extensive 120-hour power reserve.Antikythera SunMoon’s movement has two winding crowns at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. The crown at 3 o’clock is for winding and setting time. The first position winds the movement’s mainspring, and the second position sets both hours and minutes in both directions.The second crown at 9 o’clock has only one position which is used to scroll through the lunisolar calendar in both directions.Seems like quite a bit of information for just one watch, however, this information merely scratches the fusion of the technically engineered surface of Antikythera SunMoon complications. Antikythera SunMoon is a limited edition timepiece of only 20 pieces and as such will not be available for long.For more information about Antikythera SunMoon visit Hublot’s website.
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