Who likes watch that has a purpose and not just a mere display of expensive stuff in public, this is the copy that you must have. New Hublot Antikythera SunMoon is for good connoisseurs of watches, and not for those who only watch its price. The “Antikythera SunMoon” watch, featuring highly precise Sun and Moon indicators, celebrates the “Tribute to the Antikythera Mechanism”, one of the most mysterious objects in the history of civilization.
On display at the Archaeological Museum of Athens, the Antikythera mechanism is considered the first “astronomical calculator” in the history of humanity, and dates back to the 2nd century BC (sometime between 150 and 100 BC).
Hublot created four tributes to the mechanism, one for BaselWorld 2013 exhibit, another in Paris at the Musée des Arts et Métiers, the third held by Hublot and the fourth to be sold at auction in 2014. Hublot created 20 pieces in tribute to their historically-inspired design.
Antikythera Sunmoon features a manual-winding mechanical movement with a flying tourbillon rotating once every minute to indicated seconds. In addition to hour and minute indication, the timepiece features a pivoting moon hand. The hand is read through a circular eindow with the extended end indicating in the first concentric circle the sidereal position of the moon views from the Earth.
The timepiece enables the wearer to not only read the time, but to also ascertain the name of the constellation behind the sun and the time required for the sun to pass though it. Likewise, the wearer can also read the moon phase through the constellation behind it and the time required for the moon to pass through.