It was during Baselworld 2018 that Robert-Jan and myself met with Jacob Hatzidimitriou. Jacob had reached us and might want to show us his Ianos Avyssos diver’s watch that he expected to present. Something which is asked us all the more regularly and, in light of the fact that most of these aims must be tended to as ‘well-implied however not relevant necessary’, which we didn’t have elevated requirements of.
These assumptions, be that as it may, changed following Jacob gave us a model of his watch.
The Ianos Avyssos diver’s watch and its connection to Symian wipe jumpers finding the Antikythera mechanism
And that was only the watch. With a family legacy in wipe plunging, to Jacob, it’s vital that the story behind his watch undertaking will be told also. This is the story by which he was enlivened and to which he devotes the watch. Furthermore, I need to concede, it’s an intriguing story to be sure. A tale about antiquated Greek and daring wipe jumpers, before scuba plunging was even invented.
Let’s start with the brand name Ianos. Ianos is taken from the God Janus, who was a Roman God of beginnings and closures, entryways, entryways, entries, changes, duality, and time. So let’s say, basically everything. Beginnings and time may be the most significant for Ianos. Incidentally, January – the start of the year – was named after Janus as well.
I need to ask Jacob, being Greek (which you would have speculated from his family name with four I’s in it), why he picks a Roman God to name his image after and not a Greek one. Janus is related with the Etruscan God Culsans who is a God of beginnings and entries too. In any case, he has no Greek same. Albeit in folklore Janus is accepted to come from Thessaloniki in Greece, he at that point moved to Latium in Central-Italy, where he established the Roman law-and horticultural frameworks and money.
So far the motivation for the Ianos brand name. Presently, where does the model name Avyssos come from? Avyssos gets from the Greek , which means one who occupies the chasm. In the Greek adaptation of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, the void addresses both the first incomplete creation and the Great Deep of the early stage waters of creation. So to say, the base disarray before creation. A more advanced clarification of void, notwithstanding, is unlimited profound waters. This is more satisfactory for a diver’s watch and will have been Jacob’s motivation for his first watch’ model name.
On to the motivation for the plan components of the Ianos Avyssos, and now getting to the Greek wipe jumpers. A detail that promptly stands out is the wheel-framed dial opening at 6 o’clock. I gained from Jacob that the type of this opening in the dial was taken from the principle stuff of the Antikythera mechanism. The Antikythera mechanism is the most seasoned computer found by Greek wipe jumpers, simply off the Greek island of Antikythera roughly 70 years BC. This opening in the dial turns out to be not simply an aesthetical contribution. It’s the sign for the wearer of the watch to check whether it’s running or not. A very significant element, which even is referenced as a fundamental one in the ISO 6425 Dive Watch Standard.
On second look you’ll notice the state of the file markers. They’re not roundabout, nor square or stick markers. The state of the Avyssos record markers is taken from the stones which wipe jumpers from the Greek island of Symi use as a load to get to more prominent deeps as fast as could really be expected. They’re known as kampanelopetra (petra importance stone in Greek) and have been utilized for millennia.
Dial and hands
There will be three dial varieties of the Ianos Avyssos. They all have wonderful spiral blurred dials and are delivered in the notable sandwich development. The straight hands fit well to this dial, and the moment and hour hand have been satisfactorily made in various colors.
Some words on the Antikythera mechanism
As referenced over, the state of the amazing running marker of the Ianos Avyssos was taken from the Antikythera mechanism. The Antikythera system was recovered from the Antikythera wreck off Point Glyphadia on the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. The wreck had been found in April 1900 by a gathering of Greek wipe jumpers who recovered various huge artifacts. On 17 May 1902, excavator Valerios Stais found that one of the bits of rock had a stuff wheel installed in it. He at first accepted that it was a galactic clock, however most thought to be the gadget to be too complex to have been built during the very period as different pieces that had been discovered.
Investigations into the article were dropped until British science student of history and Yale University teacher Derek J. de Solla Price got intrigued by it in 1951. It was simply after x-beam and gamma-beam pictures that in 1974 Price had the option to distribute a 70-page report on the development and usefulness of the component. It brought up to be a gadget fit for showing precisely how the sky would search for quite a long time to come – the situation of the moon and sun, lunar stages, and even obscurations – yet additionally determined the circumstance of a few panhellenic athletic games, including the antiquated Olympic games.
After the significance of the Antikythera instrument became realized it has been the motivation for some undertakings to recuperate a greater amount of its parts and privileged insights. Too, numerous models and diversions of the instrument have been made. The most fun loving being this one , and the most notable to us watch enthusiasts, must be the one made by . More authority data on the Antikythera component can be found at the site, or through . Also, a clarifying video can be found on YouTube.
The present day part of the Ianos Avyssos
Besides all the motivation from old Gods and Greek wipe jumper history, I’m happy there’s a fundamental current plan part to the Ianos Avyssos also. Don’t misunderstand me; I can completely comprehend the significance of a decent story backing up a watch. Be that as it may, with the SIHH – where there’s a pleased story behind each watch – still new in my memory, I preferably prefer to purchase a decent watch over a decent story. The Ianos Avyssos is accurately that, a decent watch. A watch which without help from anyone else draws in from the outset sight – as clarified in the principal passage of this article.
What is it that causes the Ianos Avyssos to draw in so vivaciously? As far as I might be concerned, it’s particularly the state of the packaging. The case has been intended to complement the wrist’s curve and has inclined edges. It makes the watch look light and practically natural. Furthermore, that’s precisely how it feels when wearing it just as on the off chance that it has a place with your wrist. It appears it just ought to be there.
An cleverly planned casing
Additionally, the case back has been reconsidered in an advanced setting and has been planned with a profound longitudinal section going through it. The motivation behind this notch is lodging a NATO-type lash; it will sit in the referenced section and accordingly not add to the wearing stature of the watch on your wrist. Not exclusively does the watch wear truly comfortable like this, however it empowers a speedy lash change also. At long last, utilizing this sort of lash development makes for wellbeing. When brought about by injurious power, one of the lash push-pins would break; the watch will remain tied to your wrist by the other.
Under the lash, a round glass-shrouded opening can be found. It will show you the hand-winding Sellita SW216-1 mechanical development. It probably won’t appear to be a conspicuous decision to utilize a hand-twisting development in a plunging watch. However, this basic and productive type a lot of equivalents the way wipe jumpers utilize basic and proficient, tried and trustworthy apparatuses like a rope and a stone. Also, a hand-winding development carries the wearer nearer to his watch. Consistently the person has a chance to contact and re-appreciate it.
To upgrade the sensation of effortlessness and usefulness much further, the uni-directional pivoting bezel and the screw-down crown both have been given fastener like designs.
Price and specifications
I’ll finish this audit posting some specialized subtleties, and data on cost and accessibility. One shouldn’t be tricked here by numbers, however. In its structure, the Ianos Avyssos is totally different from some other watch you know, and in this manner hard to compare.
Halfway March 2019, a Kickstarter crusade was started to make the Ianos Avyssos accessible. The watch will be introduced in two case varieties, exposed and PVD-covered tempered steel. There are four dial varieties. The cost for the Avyssos is CHF 1,250, barring VAT.
Additional data can be found at , which is done and online now.
The Ianos Avyssos on my wrist The little round mineral glass uncovering the hand-winding Pesseux 7001 development