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Masterpiece MP-04 Antikythera 904.NX.4101.RX
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Hublot Masterpiece MP-04 Antikythera 904.NX.4101.RX

  • BrandHublot
  • SeriesOlder Models
  • Reference Number904.NX.4101.RX
  • Retail PriceList Not Available
  • AvailabilityDiscontinued
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Condition:
Unworn**
Case Size:
49.9 mm
Also Known As:
904NX4101RX
Gender:
Gents
Movement:
Manual Wind
Functions:
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Tourbillon
Power Reserve:
120 Hours
Case Materials:
Titanium
Caliber:
HUB Antikythera 2033-CH01
Bezel:
Titanium
Case Back:
Transparent (See-Through)
Dial Color:
Skeleton
Band Type:
Rubber
Clasp Type:
Deployment
Signatures:
Hublot
Included Items:
Manufacture's Box and Papers
Lugs Material:
Titanium
Strap Color:
Black
Description:

2012 - Six months ago, at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris, Hublot publicly unveiled the movement developed as a tribute to the Antikythera mechanism.
The fabled astronomical calculator ( much like an ancient computer), which probably dates from the 2nd century BC, and whose remains were discovered in Greek waters in 1900, describes the movements and position of the moon and the sun in our sky.
Hublot is paying tribute to this masterpiece of Antiquity by reproducing the mechanism in miniature, resulting in a movement with the dimensions of a wristwatch, adding to it hours, minutes and a Tourbillon escapement system, and a generous 5-day power reserve, as a modern signature.
Limited to just 4 pieces adds to the watch's link to this fabulous & mysterious discovery that leaves scientists still mystified as to how such an ancient mechanism could be so accurate.
It is a watchmaking tribute paid to the Ancient world.
Only 4 identical timepieces will be created: the first – which was on display at the Baselworld 2012 watch show - will be going to the Athens Museum where it will be exhibited alongside the fragments of the original Antikythera Mechanism.
The second will be sold at auction, with proceeds going to the Archaeological Museum of Athens.
The third will remain on display at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris.
And lastly, the fourth will be kept by Hublot in its own museum.
This masterpiece represents the perfect fusion between ancient and modern times.
Its two facetted sapphire crystals emphasize and showcase the dual display of the double-sided movement.
Two crowns, each adorned with the same cross, recall the original form of the Antikythera Mechanism.
The crown located at 6 o'clock is used to wind the piece and set the time, while the crown positioned at 12 o'clock is used to correct the mechanism's astronomical indications, by indexing the moon's age in relation to the position of the sun.
Due to the complexity of the data being displayed, the crowns have been secured to prevent their settings from being changed accidentally.
A microblasted titanium case protects this exceptional mechanical timepiece.
To harmonize with the sapphire crystals, the case also features a facetted finish.
The watch has a rubber strap, specially designed for this model.
Water resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet.