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Discovered in 1901 and referred to as one of the world’s earliest computers, the Antikythera

Mechanism – a tool used by the ancient Greeks to predict the passage of the planets – has

been refashioned by watchmaker Hublot into a wrist-ready timepiece. The movement, which

has displays for both the front and back is one of the most complicated endeavors the brand

has ever taken on. On the front, it features the calendar for the Panhellenic game, the Egyptian

calendar, the position of the sun in the constellations of the Zodiac, the phases of the Moon and

the sidereal year. On it’s back, it  displays the Greek’s Callippic cycle, the Metonic cycle, the Saros cycle and Exeligmos cycle.

Roughly larger than a postage stamp, Hublot’s one-of-one movement will be on display at

watch expo Basel World 2012. It will be on permanent display at Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris.



 


Author: Krunal

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