The Greek artist Homer expounded on wipes, which discloses to us that recovering wipes from the ocean bottom has been going on in Greece for up to 3,000 years. Developing wipes requires jumping as profound as 100 meters for up to five minutes on a solitary breath. To get to the base rapidly with negligible exertion, Greek wipe jumpers attached themselves to adjusted stones called skandalopetra, which would drag them to the base where delicate wipes grow.
In 1900, wipe jumpers found an old wreck off the Greek island Antikythera. Resting 148 feet beneath the surface (profound in any event, for current SCUBA jumpers), this disaster area is accepted to have gone down around 70BC. Among the ancient rarities these wipe jumpers raised was the Antikythera mechanism, a clock-like development with more than 30 interlocking cog wheels. The Antikythera mechanism is believed to be the first mechanical computer, and speculations of what it computed proliferate. Most specialists concur, notwithstanding, that the component monitored time, including the section of the year schedule, the entry of several years, and likely the development of superb bodies. In spite of the fact that antiquated Greek cosmic figurings were somewhat messed up, apparently the system followed those counts with extraordinary accuracy.
A fresh out of the plastic new Greek watch company called Ianos will before long be giving a plunge watch committed to the tradition of those gutsy wipe jumpers who found the Antikythera mechanism. They’re considering the watch the Avyssos, which is Greek for “abyss.” Add everything up, and we’re looking at an extremely watery Greek subject that Ianos has figured out how to acknowledge, cunningly, with virtually everything about the Avyssos.
I’ve never put on a 44-millimeter watch that wears so little. It’s truly something to see. I’ve contended somewhere else that fit has less to do with width and a lot to do with vertical haul to-drag and the state of the rear of the watch. The manner in which Ianos has accomplished a particularly extraordinary fit is two overlay: the situation back inclines steeply upward toward the sides of the case, and a channel runs down the center of the case back through which the included pass-through lash runs without adding mass. The outcome is one of the more comfortable enormous watches I’ve at any point worn.
The lash is an inquisitive one. Calfskin upheld with PVC, it is—despite my underlying hesitations—meant to get wet. Evidently the calfskin will age all the better whenever splashed consistently; truth be told, the duplicates that have been circling of late here in the USA incorporate a similar tie utilized during recording of wipe jumpers wearing the Avyssos, and those lashes look incredible. Unfit to jump with the example I have, I rather dropped it into my fish tank, and the calfskin took care of the drenching just fine.
A little back gap permits a fractional perspective on the ETA 7001 hand-wound development. It’s uncommon to see a hand-twisted unit inside a jump watch, yet Ianos contends that the demonstration of twisting it, just as its relative straightforwardness, make the 7001 an ideal recognition for the Antikythera mechanism. I purchase that.
The case back gap is quite minuscule. The drawback is that this watch foregoes the totally open view managed by the absence of a rotor; the potential gain is that the development looks like a crazy old oceanic system carrying on behind a crude submarine’s window (think Steve Zissou’s sub in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic). Since this watch focuses on watery topics over horological wonder, the little back window thoroughly works. Furthermore, obviously, it takes into account that lash embracing direct for the situation back.
Around front is a compelling sandwich dial—a bit suggestive of that other Mediterranean-arranged brand Panerai—and the mathematical text style figures out how to look unique without surrendering to strangeness. The dial’s surface is granulated like medium-weight sandpaper, and Ianos claims this is to duplicate the rust that encased the Antikythera mechanism. Indeed, I thoroughly purchase it.
What I figure everybody will purchase into—and I think this will be the enormous selling point for the Avyssos—is the sub-dial. A lumed pinwheel pivots like clockwork underneath the 4-section gap, making a fascinating option in contrast to a seconds hand. The state of the sub-dial gap is taken from one of the Antikythera mechanism’s two countenances. The thought here isn’t exact checking of seconds yet a striking and brisk affirmation that the watch is running (this is the reason for a seconds hand as per the ISO 6425 jump watch standard) . It’s difficult to envision a wipe jumper attached to a sinking stone diving into all out haziness having the option to make out the movement of a minuscule pip on a seconds hand, so the Avyssos’ sub-dial ends up being a somewhat brilliant marriage of structure and capacity. On dry land, the turning plate isn’t diverting like, say, an uncovered tourbillon. In obscurity, in any case, that pivoting plate resembles a sluggish disco light.
The bezel and the screw-down crown have a fastener head shape to them—another gesture to the Antikythera mechanism—and both work effectively among finger and thumb (not in every case valid with crowns and bezels that need knurling).
Water opposition is all out at 300 meters/1,000 feet; precious stone is a sapphire vault; hardened steel is 316L—standard stuff for an outside the box plunge watch. Various compelling colorways will be accessible, however I truly appreciate the Greekness of the blue and white adaptation I have in hand.
With the expansion of more modest watch marks nowadays, it appears to be progressively impossible that any of them will make a really one of a kind watch without falling back on clear abnormality and simple oddity. None of that at any point ages well. Ianos has figured out how to convey a unique, intelligent, and energizing plunge watch with various highlights you won’t find somewhere else, and for that I’m giving the Avyssos my best grades by foreseeing it will be truly a hit.
The Avyssos will be accessible for pre-request beginning in March, with a normal boat date throughout the mid year. Estimating is relied upon to be around 650 Euros. The Ianos site is presently under development and because of dispatch one week from now. Meanwhile, you can buy in to their email rundown to remain on the up and up. Ianos