Universum Mechanical Blue
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The HVILINA UNIVERSUM collection is inspired by the romanticism of space travel and is dedicated to the perseverance and incredible ingenuity of man in the search for truth. We tried to reflect the transition in the vision of ancient astronomers and philosophers to the modern achievements of cosmonautics and astronomy, showing how much the understanding of the structure of the world around us has changed.
- limited edition of 365 pcs;
- 24-hour dial;
- automatic winding;
- Seiko NH34A movement (24 stones);
- stainless steel case;
- sapphire crystal with anti-glare;
- genuine leather strap;
- water resistant (3 ATM);
- case diameter – 42 mm;
- thickness – 12.5 mm;
- strap width – 22 mm;
- sapphire crystal on the reverse side.
Since ancient times, people have looked at the stars, trying to understand how the universe works. From a huge number of myths and legends to Einstein's theory of relativity. For more than 2000 years, humankind has come from the theory of a flat Earth and the geocentric model to the modern understanding of the structure of the Universe, sent a human into space, landed on the Moon, and begins the conquest of Mars.
Geocentrism was taken as the basis of the concept, reflecting the idea of the ancients about the Universe. This theory was widespread in antiquity and said that in the center of the Universe is the planet Earth, objects of the solar system, including the Sun, revolve around it, and behind the solar system there is a "sphere of fixed stars" - all the other luminaries that a person could observe in the starry sky. This theory was the basis of ancient and medieval astronomy and cosmology.
One of the earliest extant images of a star map representing the geocentric system of the world is a manuscript dating from the 9th century.
It depicts the planet Earth in the center, then the objects of the solar system known at that time are located (note that the Sun is located on the map in the middle between Venus and Mars).
The stylization of this map was reflected in the design of the dial on its left side, being a symbol of the image of the space at that time.
On the right side of the dial, the same celestial bodies are displayed as on the ancient stellar map, but in the correct sequence of their location in the solar system, thereby symbolizing today's understanding of the structure of the Universe as a whole.
All inscriptions on the left side of the dial are made in Latin in accordance with the ancient source. In contrast, on the right side, English is used, which is the modern incarnation of Latin. Thus, a symbolic transition from one era to another was displayed.
The watches has a mechanical Japanese Seiko automatic movement. The dial is equipped with two-time display rings – outer and inner. The outer ring boasts a full 24-hour rotation of the hour hand while the classic inner one has a 12-hour rotation of the minute and second hands. The watches are also equipped with a calendar, which is located on the left side of the dial. The design of the hands is made in a planetary theme, which corresponds to the general style of the concept.
The watch cases are made of stainless steel with the sapphire glass. The strap material is genuine leather with the crown engraved on the winder. The back cover is transparent and is also made of sapphire crystal.
The model is available in three colors: black, gray, and blue. The watches are limited: each model is manufactured in the amount of 365 units.