Watch maker Hublot has been painstakingly recreating a 2,100 year old clockwork relic, which was found off the Greek island of Antikythera in a shipwreck beneath the waves. Now that the clockwork mechanism has been recreated by Hublot, they have decided to include it in to one of their very unique watches.
In total only four Antikythera watches have been created by Hublot, as a tribute to be the earliest known mechanical computer, and Hublot now intends to put just one of these exceptional timepieces up for auction.
Hublot recently exhibited one of their timepieces at the Basalworld 2012 show, revealing how they painstakingly recreated the ancient astrological calculator in a miniature watch. Write down to the groundbreaking elliptical and planetary gear systems. One of the amazing watches will now go on display at the Athens Museum, beside the remaining fragments of the original Antikythera mechanism.
For more information on the discovery of the original Antikythera mechanism, jump over to the Wikipedia website for the full story.
Source: GizmagFiled Under: Gadgets News