By TLex HUBLOT have opened a temporary exhibition for the sunken treasure of the Antikythera shipwreck at the Basel Museum of Ancient Art, which is open to visitors from 27th September 2015 to 27th March 2016.
The exhibition features most of the objects from the Antikythera shipwreck exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The Antikythera is the most important treasure ever discovered under the ocean, in part thanks to the support of Hublot, who has been involved with the Antikythera project since 2011.
The Antikythera project provides an overview of the history of underwater archaeology. Discovered in 1900 by sponge divers, the ship and its precious cargo have been investigated many times. The pioneering oceanographic explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, dived to the wreck. His research marked a turning point in marine archaeology. In 2014 and 2015, an international team backed by Hublot and armed with an EXOSUIT returned to the site with state of the art technology.
A Special Edition of Hublot’s super-diver, the King Power 48MM Oceanographic 4000 was made in tribute to the team that worked on the Antikythera shipwreck and the sci fi-like, EXOSUIT that they piloted on their dives.
Main features of the HUBLOT King Power 48MM Oceanocgraphic EXO4000 Ref. 731.QX.EXO14 include: a 48mm carbon fiber case, caseback and bezel. The bezel is with 6 black PVD H-shaped Titanium screws. In addition a Titanium crown with a black rubber insert, a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, and a certified water-resistance to 400 ATM or 4000 meters, tested to 5000 meters as per NIHS standards.
Its dial is in matt black, marked with EXO4000 and satin-finished appliques with white Superluminova, micro-blasted hands, satin-finished appliques also with white Superluminova and a red central hand.
The watch is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, the HUB1401 comprising of no less than 180 components, 23 jewels and a power-reserve of approximately 42 hours. The EXO4000 comes with two straps; a white Nomex starp with red stitching, or black rubber divers strap.