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.